Search Results: "Jill Abramson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Scout appears to be a lovable dog, but much of the fun of new dog ownership is overshadowed by the author's persistent cadence of anxieties about puppyhood."
New York Times managing editor Abramson (co-author: Obama: The Historic Journey, 2009, etc.) chronicles her experience raising a boisterous new puppy. Read full book review >

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FINDING JILL by Jill Kraft Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A memoir that gives hope to those suffering from loss as well as guideposts on the road to recovery, as tenuous as it may be."
Kraft Thompson's debut memoir recounts the horrific deaths of the five people she loved most and her long road to recovery. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Includes information on foundations that provide treatment for illness in companion animals. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In this true story some may find familiar from morning television, Jack begins as an abandoned puppy, newly adopted by his human mother Jill (an entertainment correspondent/animal-rights reporter) and ready to learn how to fit in and play with his canine siblings. Read full book review >

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Jill Bash by Maurice Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2014

"Goth girl meets The Nutty Professor meets The Terminator."
Action and sci-fi go hand in hand as Jackson presents the high-octane adventures of a snarky teenage girl who sets out with her nerdy uncle to save the world from evil robots. Read full book review >

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JACK AND JILL by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"The bandwagon's getting crowded with folklore takeoffs, but this deserves a spot on board for its faintly surreal air. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Jack and Jill get plenty of exercise toiling up and down that hill in this considerably extended version of the nursery rhyme. Read full book review >

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JACK AND JILL by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Even Patterson's most ardent admirers should beware of this dog."
Can D.C. deputy chief Alex Cross (Hide & Seek, 1995, etc.) stop a demented duo thinning the ranks of the Washington elite en route to assassinating the President? Read full book review >

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MY SISTER JILL by Patricia Cornelius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"The Brady Bunch gone bad: a rambling story, however sad its premise, in which very little actually happens."
Lugubrious debut about life in a large unhappy Australian family during the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >

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WHEN JACK MEETS JILL by Anthony Shang
Released: May 1, 2014

"A blend of 21st-century realism and fairy tale that should entertain tweens."
Drawing on fairy-tale tropes, this illustrated chapbook offers a back story for the "Jack and Jill" nursery rhyme. Read full book review >

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READY OR NOT, HERE COMES SCOUT! by Jill Abramson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Kids don't want a lesson in playground etiquette delivered in didactic fashion from a puppy, even a cute one. Ready or not? Not. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boisterous golden retriever puppy narrates her attempts to make friends at the dog park in this earnest but uninspired story that fails to capture the bouncy charm of a real puppy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE THAT JILL BUILT by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Closing with a final popup of her new cottage, this colorful interactive romp, drenched in small detail, will keep young audiences entranced. (Picture book/novelty. 6-9)"
Obsessive-compulsive flap-lifters will be particularly pleased by the multitude of tiny doors, windows and cupboards in this exercise in cumulative carpentry. Read full book review >

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THE CAT AND THE JILL OF DIAMONDS by Carole Nelson Douglas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

The third installment in Douglas's original Midnight Louie quartet (The Cat and the Queen of Hearts, 1999, etc.), first published in paperback abridgment in 1990, allies the sleuthing alley cat with Johnny Diamond, a Las Vegas crooner that a stalker has singing the blues, and Jill O'Rourke, a sharpshooting poker player supporting a cantankerous grandfather, Eightball O'Rourke, who still dreams along with his cronies of a score even bigger than his granddaughter's heart. Read full book review >