Search Results: "Jill Wolfson"


BOOK REVIEW

FURIOUS by Jill Wolfson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"For readers moving beyond Percy Jackson into the more complex realm of teen angst, this is an enthralling and chilling tale that uses Greek mythology to create a timely fable. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
When a charismatic classmate unites three disenfranchised teens, they learn that their anger is an immense and terrifying power in this dark tale that gracefully weaves Greek myth with modern high school culture. Read full book review >

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COLD HANDS, WARM HEART by Jill Wolfson
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Detailed, accurate descriptions of medical procedures are leavened with humor and sincerity, providing a powerful, multifaceted exploration of ethics, love and the celebration of life. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
When Dani looks in the mirror she sees a "blue-lipped, cold-handed, gray-skinned fifteen-year-old." Read full book review >

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HOME, AND OTHER BIG, FAT LIES by Jill Wolfson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A sweet, spirited tale told with warmth and humor about a determined misfit who finds a home at last in a family and a community. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Eleven-year-old Whitney, aka Termite, arrives at her 12th foster home, in remote Forest Glen, prepared for the worst. Read full book review >

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WHAT I CALL LIFE by Jill Wolfson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"While the odd characters are interesting, it's the smart and unique voice that makes this story shine. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Cal Lavender (11) has perfected what she calls "My Face for Unbearably Unpleasant and Embarrassing Situations," which unfortunately is coming in handy following her mother's latest public outburst. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Balanced, informative, and often very sad, not only in the tragic stories but in the picture of a system that seems close to being overwhelmed."
An unusually levelheaded and perceptive view of the so- called child welfare system. 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 >