Search Results: "Jill Robinson"


BOOK REVIEW

STAR COUNTRY by Jill Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Kate's death, by the way, will turn out to be no casual accident, unlike almost everything else in this gaspingly star- struck dinosaur, whose DNA seems to have been preserved in amber ever since the studio era."
Robinson's seventh book is a New Hollywood sequel to Perdido (1978) in which the follies of the older generation continue to provide the best dirt. Read full book review >

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JASPER'S STORY by Jill Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2013

"Heartening peek at moon bear rescue. (author & illustrator notes) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Rescued and rehabilitated by the Moon Bear Rescue Centre near Chengdu, China, an endangered, abused bear becomes the ambassador for forgiveness and survival in this true story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAST FORGETTING by Jill Robinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"An intriguing but confusing view from inside the author's head that would be considerably improved by observations from the likes of Barbra and Erica about their now-forgetful friend."
A misty memoir of amnesia triggered by a swimming pool accident, and the slow, painful retrieval of memory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Needs major infusions of fresh language—and humility."
Self-indulgent and self-aggrandizing memoir, with Robinson (Past Forgetting, 1999, etc.) and business consultant Shaw taking turns relating the dull story of their relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ANIMALS REALLY LIKE by Fiona Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Guffaws and surprising twists (plus Timbertooth's exaggerated tantrums) will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava! (Picture book. 4-8)"
World-famous conductor Herbert Timberteeth (an aptly named beaver) is about to debut his new song, "What Animals Like Most." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARSEED by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, Stardance fans will want to investigate."
Sequel to Stardance, the Robinsons' combination of dance, aliens, and politics in orbit above 21st-century Earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORDON IN CHARGE by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Special less for the themes of bullying and posturing than for the super-expressive, always-in-motion illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Newton illustrates her two Gordons, goat and goose, with passionate feeling and motion as they vie for authority over the barnyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BUSY DAY by Jill Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"This warm, happy tale is just right to start or end a little one's day. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From dawn to dusk, a young child describes her eventful day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Good, goofy fun. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
While heading by train to Whiska City to chase her dream of becoming a detective, Jenny the donkey meets a menagerie of new friends who will make perfect partners in her new venture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORST WITCH TO THE RESCUE by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Heartwarming magic with just the right touch of talking toads and tortoises. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
How can anyone resist a talking tortoise and a good-hearted young witch? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA HEN'S BIG DAY by Jill Latter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The low word count and brisk pace make this tale suitable for younger readers, though its adherence to visual logic is a little iffy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Spunky Mama Hen searches high and low for the very best location for her egg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIO MAKES A MOVE by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A charming story of friendship, dance moves, artistic fervor and squirrels. (And squirrel facts!) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mario is a squirrel who loves his dance moves, from the "Bowling Ball" to "Twirly Ballet Arms," and his relatives assure him he is amazing. Read full book review >