Search Results: "Jim Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SIX TRILLION DOLLAR MAN by Jim Moore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"An implausible but focused power fantasy."
In Moore's debut novel, the heir to 700 years of accumulated wealth devises a plan to rescue the United States' economy. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OH, LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"These soft, warm drawings are precious, in the best sense. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple, predictable story about a little rabbit who's too small to help his parents or join the play of his older siblings; fortunately, the tricycle Granpa has fixed for him is just the right size, as is Granpa's lap when they share a book later that evening. Read full book review >

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A BIG DAY FOR LITTLE JACK by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Only someone with a heart of stone wouldn't love the winsome Rabbit family and this charming, undidactic approach to fears of the unknown. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
When the youngest of the Rabbit clan (Oh, Little Jack, 1992, etc.) is invited to his first party, the rest of the family helps him get ready. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VODNÍK by Bryce Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A shy boy blossoms in this surprisingly witty debut. (author's note, further reading) (Fantasy. 11-16)"
An American teen encounters monsters both fantastical and human in the land of his birth. Read full book review >

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CAUGHT IN THE ACT by Peter Moore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2005

"Physical danger lurks beneath the layers of psychological suspense in a satisfyingly logical, killer conclusion. (Fiction. YA)"
Newcomer Lydia knows how to get power and how to use it, as Ethan explains in this narrative detailing his gradual submission to her. Read full book review >

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BLIND SIGHTED by Peter Moore
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Unexpectedly engaging. (Fiction. YA)"
Smaller than most seventh graders, not cool, not interested and not achieving, Kirk is a junior who writes poetry during class and heads for the library to work at shelving books after school. Read full book review >

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ANGELS ON THE ROOF by Martha Moore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A strong story, whose outwardly fragile protagonists possess reserves of steel to carry them through to the end. (Fiction. 12+)"
From Shelby's point of view, her mother Zoe is impossible: She's uprooted them so many times Shelby has lost count, and develops temporary obsessions, like decorating the living room with pages from a Georgia O'Keeffe calendar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATIVE ARTISTS OF NORTH AMERICA by Reavis Moore
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1993

"An eclectic approach that may well stimulate other young fingers and feet. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
First in the ``Rainbow Warrior Artists'' series, which will depict artists around the world: glimpses into the lives and cultures of five members of tribes in the US and Mexico verify their modern, unabashed attitudes toward their various native arts. Read full book review >

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A CRUEL SEASON FOR DYING by Harker Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2003

"The author seems concerned more with laying the groundwork for further episodes than crafting a taut tale, and mystery fans will deduce the killer's identity early."
A ritualistic serial killer is targeting beautiful gay men in New York City. Read full book review >

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COYOTE BLUE by Christopher Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"Lively and loopy, and certainly imaginative, but the conventional underpinnings offer little support for frequent flights of fantasy, yielding an entertaining but hollow romantic adventure. (First printing of 50,000)"
Lust proves the catalyst that reconnects a hotshot insurance salesman with his buried Indian past, and with a spirit guide he'd prefer to avoid: a fast-paced and funny, if somewhat fragmented, follow-up to Moore's Practical Demonkeeping (1992). Read full book review >