Search Results: "Jim Latimer"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Latimer, a self-taught draftsman, drew up Bell's patent application for the telephone (delivered to the Patent Office only hours before a rival claim) and went on to frame many of Edison's patents, help him improve the light bulb, and supervise the installation of electrical systems in several cities. Read full book review >

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MOOSE AND FRIENDS by Jim Latimer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Whatever the reason, this ingenuous, peculiarly American whimsy—with Ewing's affectionate watercolor characterizations as the perfect complement—continues to delight. (Young reader. 6- 10)"
It's hard to explain the charm of Latimer's stories about Moose (this is the third collection). Read full book review >

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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SNAIL AND BUFFALO by Jim Latimer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Definitely on the idiosyncratic side, but a refreshing gambol. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What could have been mere instruction on the concepts of little and big becomes poetically resonant in the hands of Latimer (James Bear and the Goose Gathering, 1994, etc.) and Curry, who makes his debut. Read full book review >

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THE IRISH PIPER by Jim Latimer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

In a humorously laconic voice, Latimer puts a fresh spin on the ancient story of the Pied Piper. 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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JAMES BEAR AND THE GOOSE GATHERING by Jim Latimer
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"This one might be profitably compared with MacLachlan's The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt (1988); it will be fun to discover what younger children make of it. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The endearing, honey-colored hero of James Bear's Pie (1992), ``a rugby player, a singer, and a vegetarian,'' plays a gentle game with the crickets and caterpillars when he's not munching the grasses they inhabit and enjoys singing in ``the Trout and Cricket Choir.'' His friend Skunk, skeptical about the trout (they sing ``quietly,'' Bear explains), makes him promise not to trick the gullible geese with his stories. 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 >