Search Results: "Jim Schutze"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"A gripping story that deserves the hand of a master."
A real-life tale of the kind of crime every picked-on kid dreamed of in high school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"Lazy, lackluster reporting of a run-of-the-mill crime. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sodden, clumsy look at a murder that is best summed up by its tabloid subtitle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"Though in many ways parallelling Ann Rule's Everything She Ever Wanted (1992), Schutze's investigations into a potentially riveting true-crime scenario remain tabloid shallow. (Twenty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Involving but unsatisfying chronicle of the murderous career of a Bible Belt Borgia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 1992

"Numbing. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
The slender story of a messy Dallas divorce—husband hires hit man—that Dallas Morning News reporter Schutze pumps up to the size of an ascent balloon. 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

THE END (ALMOST) by Jim Benton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"This story lacks the cleverness and originality that make a metafictive picture book successful, though it could be useful as a creative-writing prompt with older children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An unimpressive addition to the plethora of metafictive picture books flooding the market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXCEPT IF by Jim Averbeck
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"All the while, he demonstrates that things are often what they seem … except if, of course, they are not. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this deceptively simple yet delightful tale, an egg is an egg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUNDER BIRDS by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"Nature's flying predators are magnificent creatures,' the author writes, and this is a deserved celebration. (bibliography, metric equivalents) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A baleful osprey holding a rainbow trout in its talons glares at readers from the cover of this elegant introduction to predator birds, Arnosky's latest exploration of the natural world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABIES IN THE BAYOU by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"No one does this better than Arnosky, and here, he is at his best. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A poetic text and soft acrylics present the various baby animals found in a bayou. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST AND FOUND by Jim LaMarche
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Each of the three main characters and the three dogs has a distinct personality, and children who love dogs (especially those who long for a canine companion) will find this a touching triad. (Picture book. 4-7)"
LaMarche offers three short stories about children and their dogs in this visually appealing, large-format tribute to the powerful connection between kids and canines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I’M A TURKEY! by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The information slides down oh-so-easily in this good-natured nature romp. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Although not a Thanksgiving book per se, this title is seasonally timed to find its way onto many a display. Read full book review >