Search Results: "Jill Rubalcaba"


BOOK REVIEW

SAINT VITUS' DANCE by Jill Rubalcaba
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"An author's note comments on the disease. (Fiction. 9-14)"
This short novel tracks the emotions of a teenager witnessing her mother's decline into terminal illness. Read full book review >

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I.M. PEI:  ARCHITECT OF TIME, PLACE, AND PURPOSE by Jill Rubalcaba
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An exquisite package, much like one of Pei's buildings. (timeline, bibliography, source notes, index, suggestions for further reading, listings of building projects, awards) (Nonfiction. 12 & up) "
This lively blend of narrative and detailed design is a perfect way to introduce the architectural vision of I.M. Pei to young readers. Read full book review >

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A PLACE IN THE SUN by Jill Rubalcaba
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1997

"Rubalcaba compensates, at least partly, for the sketchy, conventional plot with a protagonist who is both clever and genuinely childlike, along with plenty of carefully articulated details of ancient Egyptian life. (map, not seen, glossary) (Fiction. 9-11)"
The fortunes of a stonecutter's son take drastic turns in this novella from Rubalcaba (Saint Vitus' Dance, 1996), set 3,300 years ago in the Egypt of Ramses II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Infrequent color photographs add information. (timeline, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
This ambitious exploration of archaeology approaches the popular subject through four important discoveries of hominin skeletons in the past 30 years. 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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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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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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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 >