Search Results: "Jim Madsen"


BOOK REVIEW

TUKI AND MOKA by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This animal-poaching tale provides a purposive, engaging-enough introduction to Ecuador's rain forests. (author's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
When animal hijackers capture his favorite tamarins, a young boy living near the Amazon rain forest in Ecuador comes to the rescue in this latest in the Tales of the World series. Read full book review >

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SAVING MISTER NIBBLES! by Patrick Carman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"For a much more satisfying fantasy of wildlife in a city park, read Johanna Hurwitz's charming Pee Wee and Plush (2002). (Fiction. 5-7)"
Elliot, a squirrel who wears glasses and clothing and lives in a park with his friends, loves solving problems. 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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LEGACY OF THE CLAW by C.R. Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A derivative mishmash that just doesn't work. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A new but very familiar-feeling middle-grade fantasy series kicks off. Read full book review >

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MARVIN MAKES MUSIC by Marvin Hamlisch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"His A Chorus Line was 'One singular sensation.' This is not. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An episode from the childhood of the late mega-award-winning composer of Broadway and film. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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INDIAN SHOES by Cynthia Leitich Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"An excellent choice for younger readers from the author of the bittersweet Rain Is Not My Indian Name (2001). (Fiction. 7-10)"
A very pleasing first-chapter book from its funny and tender opening salvo to its heartwarming closer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >