Search Results: "Jimmie Briggs"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Well intended, but narrower and less effectively written than P.W. Singer's recent Children at War (2004)."
A glancing treatment of an ever more common phenomenon: the use of children to wage war and terror. Read full book review >

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THE PUDDLEMAN by Raymond Briggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

It hasn't rained for ages, but that's not enough to prevent a young lad from revisiting favorite puddles from earlier walks. Read full book review >

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UG by Raymond Briggs
by Raymond Briggs, illustrated by Raymond Briggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Beneath the satiric barbs there's a touch of poignancy to this tale of a da Vinci just a few dozen millennia ahead of his time. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Suggesting that some things haven't changed since the Stone Age, Briggs (A Bit More Bert, p. 1300, etc.) introduces a moon-faced lad who infuriates his clueless parents by insistently questioning things-as-they-are. 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 >

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Released: Nov. 18, 1991

"Pretty pokey until the plane takes off."
Resurgent Russians preempt America's launch of a military supersatellite with their own system of orbiting hunter-killers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2012

"Rants aside, a unique perspective on the perils of modern comedy from a survivor with a long memory."
A fast, funny and informative stand-up routine/memoir from one of the major comic stars of the 1970s. Read full book review >

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DEPTH OF DECEIT by Betty  Briggs
Released: Sept. 18, 2009

"Featherweight, homespun crime fiction anchored by a winning protagonist."
The trials and tribulations of an equestrian Utah attorney. Read full book review >

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RIVER MARKED by Patricia Briggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"A more than acceptable example of an extremely popular subgenre of urban fantasy."
Those who fight evil never have real vacations; case in point, the sixth Mercy Thompson book, in which a camping honeymoon turns very bloody. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The circumstances surrounding the decline of a belief in witchcraft deserve an additional volume from this able researcher and deft writer. (3 maps)"
An impressively researched cross-cultural exploration of a disturbing phenomenon in European history. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR by Raymond Briggs
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Slightly precious, but funny. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Tilly wakes to find a gigantic, affectionate polar bear filling her room, nearly, in this oversized thematic soul mate to Briggs's classic The Snowman (1978). Read full book review >

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Guardian of the Golden Gate by Kevin Briggs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"Important, deeply compassionate insights on how to best prevent suicide."
In thisdebutmemoir, a retired cop shares his life experiences and insights that contributed to his helping hundreds of people decide against suicide. Read full book review >

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FUTURE THREAT by Elizabeth Briggs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2017

"A quick and satisfying middle volume that may make readers almost wish it was the end. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
The second installment in Briggs' time-travel trilogy introduces new players and conspiracies that threaten Elena's present and future. Read full book review >