Search Results: "Jill Jonnes"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

A history detailing how, as a society, we have both used drugs and tried to suppress them. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2007

"Intelligent history about building an indispensable part of our infrastructure."
A tale of large-scale engineering during the Gilded Age, when America was on the rise and grand enterprises were the badges of its ascendancy. Read full book review >

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URBAN FORESTS by Jill Jonnes
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A lovingly written book that should appeal to most city dwellers and all tree lovers."
A comprehensive look at the trees of American cities. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2009

"Enjoyable history of one of the world's greatest monuments and some significant surrounding figures."
Popular historian Jonnes (Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels, 2007, etc.) explores the 1889 Paris World's Fair and its participants. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

"Thoughtful and well paced, with the exception of a digressionary review of scientific developments in electricity from the Greeks to Faraday that temporarily slows the narrative to a crawl."
After documenting America's "romance" with illegal drugs in Hep-Cats, Narcs and Pipe Dreams (1996), Jonnes now addresses the era of urban electrification and its three giants of invention and industry. Read full book review >

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CRASH BANG DONKEY! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Newton captures the boisterous fun without tipping over the edge into wildness—just right for a young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book, told with a sure storyteller's voice, will be a crowd pleaser. Read full book review >

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MR. LARGE IN CHARGE by Jill Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The story's telling and its pictures are funny, even if the premise isn't particularly new. (Picture book. 4-7)"
We have heard this particular song before—Mom needs a day in bed and Dad cheerfully takes over, with disastrous results. Read full book review >

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BORED! BORED! BORED! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Newton's dry humor will appeal to parents and teachers eager to teach a lesson and squelch a familiar lament; young readers will soak it up like a sponge. (Picture book. 2-6)"
British author/illustrator Newton (Where Are My Chicks, 2002, etc.) makes a splash in this tale about fitting in without fitting the mold. Read full book review >

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I’M NOT A BABY by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2006

"Incongruous pairings in the comic gouache illustrations (a wood-fired stove, candlestick-style telephone and gas-lit chandelier cohabit with a laptop computer, electric light bulb and crimson high-top sneakers) remind us that this is nothing new. (Picture book. 4-7)"

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MESS PETS by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Both kids and parents on opposite sides of the clean-your-room divide will enjoy the busy details of Mess World. (Picture book. 4-8)"
McElmurry (The Kettles Get New Clothes, p. 952, etc.) explores the fertile territory of the messes to be found in juvenile bedrooms, as well as the psychologically messy province of competitive siblings. Read full book review >

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JEFFREY STRANGEWAYS by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Murphy's adept pen drawings add a lot to the fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author of The Worst Witch (1974) tells a funny story about a medieval 11-year-old whose rescue of the local knight- errant is the result of slapstick-style good luck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A smart, pocket-sized delight that artfully engages the funny bone."
A New York City-based author, mother of three and cancer survivor delivers an outspoken mix of sass and sensibility. Read full book review >