Search Results: "Jesse Klausmeier"


BOOK REVIEW

JESSE by Marshall Frady
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Well written and well balanced, this is essential reading for students of contemporary American politics in this election year. (First serial to the New Yorker; author tour)"
An ambitious biography of an ambitious and complex man. Read full book review >

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JESSE by Gary Soto
FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 1994

"A satisfying and enlightening story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jesse is a 17-year-old Chicano, struggling through the complexities of adolescence in the 1960s. Read full book review >

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OPEN THIS LITTLE BOOK by Jesse Klausmeier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A delightful and timely homage to reading and, more, to books themselves. (Picture book. 3-8)"
You really can't judge a book by its cover! Read full book review >

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JESSE OWENS by Carole Boston Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Perfunctory reading list appended. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
This soaring tribute to Owens reserves biographical details for the afterword, focusing instead on his Olympics experience from arrival in Berlin to triumphant ticker-tape parade back in New York. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Heartwarming."
A mother's passion-filled memoir of her fight to give her disabled son the life he deserved. Read full book review >

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JESSE JAMES by T.J. Stiles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2002

"A thoroughly impressive, eminently readable work of revisionist history."
In this excellent biography of the famed bandit, journalist/historian Stiles reveals his subject as less a Robin Hood than an Osama bin Laden for his time. Read full book review >

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MESSY JESSE by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A lighthearted story that toddlers will relate to. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about the joys of messy play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESSE VENTURA by Keith Elliot Greenberg
Released: Dec. 28, 1999

paper 0-8225-9680-6 A biography that highlights Ventura's controversial gubernatorial campaign; unfortunately, the book spends too much time fawning over Jesse "the Body" and too little time analyzing what's coming out of "the Mouth" for young readers to truly understand the man. Read full book review >

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WHO IS JESSE FLOOD? by Malachy Doyle
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"There isn't much new in this tale, but its delivery and the originality of Jesse's voice will resonate with readers, who may feel after reading Jesse's story that maybe life is manageable after all. (Fiction. 12-15)"
"Sometimes I'd love to fit in, see. Sometimes there's nothing I'd like more than just to be the same as everyone else. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It's a dream Halloween, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a bouncing rhyme, Jesse Bear (Let's Count It Out, Jesse Bear, 1996, etc.) celebrates Halloween. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"The requisite appendices include a historical note, archival photographs, and a tear-stained pullout map of the Trail of Tears. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Sixteen-year-old Jesse narrates in journal form the events leading up to the forced relocation of the Cherokee Nation from its ancestral (and treaty-granted) territory to Indian Country in 1838. Read full book review >

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GUESS WHO'S COMING, JESSE BEAR by Nancy White Carlstrom
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Although this book is not as edgy and gleeful as Kevin Henkes's A Weekend with Wendell (1986), Carlstrom has developed a winning formula for painlessly introducing young preschoolers to basic skills and information. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Writing in simple, almost conversational verse and varying the meter to avoid singsong, Carlstrom brings her irrepressible young bear back for a seventh appearance, this one built around the days of the week. Read full book review >