Search Results: "Jim Fowler"


BOOK REVIEW

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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ARCTIC AESOP'S FABLES by Susi Gregg Fowler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A distinctive, respectful selection from the Aesopian canon. (Picture book/folktales. 6-9)"
Twelve classic fables are more or less successfully transposed to northern climes by an Alaskan author and illustrator. Read full book review >

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I'LL SEE YOU WHEN THE MOON IS FULL by Susi Gregg Fowler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

Getting ready for a two-week business trip, bald-topped Daddy shares his feelings with Abe: ``I miss you so much that my hair falls out.'' Sometimes, too, he says, instead of taking notes in meetings he draws the two of them fishing—just as Abe does, waiting at home. Read full book review >

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FOG by Susi Gregg Fowler
by Susi Gregg Fowler, illustrated by Jim Fowler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Fowler's strong, unsentimental paintings move the story beyond a particular family chasing the weather blues to a more universal message about meeting adversity with cheerful ingenuity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When ``the worst fog [Dad's] ever seen'' wraps itself around the house, even Momma seems worried. Read full book review >

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ALBERTINA THE PRACTIALLY PERFECT by Susi Gregg Fowler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Still this is an amiable choice for transitional readers, with two-color illustrations to break up the text. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Best friends and small quarrels are the subject of this mild short novel, covering familiar ground for the early chapter book readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 28, 2014

"An enjoyable debut book for intermediate readers, but a stronger edit might have maximized its appeal."
A little girl's friends and siblings scheme to keep her sleepwalking habit under control in this debut children's chapter book. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >