Search Results: "Jim Coplestone"


BOOK REVIEW

NOAH’S BED by Lis Coplestone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"As a riff on the Noah's Ark story, this succeeds swimmingly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Among the raft of Noah's Ark retellings flooding the Bible story shelves, this interpretation stands out by focusing on a smaller part of the tale. Read full book review >

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SEVEN FOR A SECRET by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Attractive illustrations and the secret may appeal to kids, but not enough to overcome the contrivances. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What begins as a pleasant exchange of letters between young Ruby, who lives in the city, and her grandfather, who lives in the country, quickly becomes a maudlin tale overshadowed by social ills. Read full book review >

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A WALK IN THE WILD WOODS by Lis Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Jones's book begins as a traditional 'message' story but delights with a fantasy twist and a subtler bit of wisdom. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A toy rabbit has an unexpected forest adventure. Read full book review >

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Released: April 26, 2012

"A ride alongside a master flier with a cool head and sly sense of humor who, even facing death, refused to be grounded by circumstance."
Facing a terminal illness, an aviator reflects on his time above and below the clouds. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS ABOARD! by Andrew Fusek Peters
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Lots of fun, and a storytime must. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Prolific author Peters teams up with Coplestone for this toddler-friendly frolic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY JIM by James Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"A finely written, painful, but profound book."
A former business executive tells the moving story of his rise from poverty to privilege and the secrets that haunted—and almost destroyed—his life. Read full book review >

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GENTLEMAN JIM by Raymond Briggs
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2008

"A short, sweet and meaningful volume."
This slim volume, a reissue of a 1980 work, has seminal significance in the development of the graphic novel. Read full book review >

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JIM MORRISON by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1991

"Sixty-five color and 65 b&w photos boost the Jones; the 40 color and 75 b&w photos that accompany the Dylan were not seen."
Incandescent rock star Jim Morrison doused his own fire by drowning, drugged, in a Paris bathtub 20 years ago. Read full book review >

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JIM CURIOUS by Matthias Picard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Required prop notwithstanding, a thoroughly immersive outing. (Picture book/novelty. 6-9)"
Two pairs of 3-D glasses included with the book add plenty of depth to an explorer's undersea adventures in this wordless import. Read full book review >

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JIM DANDY by Irvin Faust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1994

"You're better off renting a wreck than trying to jump-start this lemon."
Faust (Newsreel, 1980, etc.) returns to the novel after a 14- year hiatus in this impenetrable tale comprised of shards of dialogue and a fragmented plot. Read full book review >

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JIM-DANDY by Hadley Irwin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Beautifully wrought; the compelling simplicity and subtly rendered emotion invite comparison with Sarah, Plain and Tall. (Fiction. 10+)"
In their first historical novel since I Be Somebody (1984), a well-regarded pseudonymous team constructs a taut tale of the spirited horse that Custer actually purchased for his wife and the fictional Kansas farm boy who raised him. Read full book review >

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MY JIM by Nancy Rawles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Intensely sad but not mawkish: a very fine love story, wonderfully narrated with a perfect feel for the time and place."
A tale of slave life in the Old South imagines the hidden life of Huck Finn's sidekick, the runaway slave Jim. Read full book review >