Search Results: "Jimmy Gownley"


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THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER! by Jimmy Gownley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Humble, endearing and utterly easy to relate to; don't miss this one. (author's note) (Graphic memoir. 10 & up)"
The charismatic creator of the Eisner-nominated Amelia Rules! series recounts his beginnings as a cartoonist. Read full book review >

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THE MEANING OF LIFE...AND OTHER STUFF by Jimmy Gownley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Well done; here's to the next installment. (Graphic fiction. 9-13)"
A standout graphic-novel series continues on its well-thought-out path. Read full book review >

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TRUE THINGS (ADULTS DON'T WANT KIDS TO KNOW) by Jimmy Gownley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"An utterly charming addition to this wonderfully fizzy series, this installment proves that Amelia truly does rule! (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
The irresistibly plucky Amelia Louise McBride is back for her sixth adventure, dealing with more of preteendom's tricky trials and tribulations as she celebrates her 11th birthday. Read full book review >

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SKELLY & FEMUR by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Kids may enjoy the baroque illustrations of this peculiar undead family, but they're unlikely to ask for it more than once. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Skelly the skeleton girl, of the eponymous 2007 book, has lost her buttons. Read full book review >

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SKELLY THE SKELETON GIRL by Jimmy Pickering
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Reminiscent of the works of Tim Burton, this gothic treat is perfect for those who like to be scared—just a tiny bit. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Skelly is a little skeleton girl who lives in a spooky house high on a hill. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS JOE MERCHANT? by Jimmy Buffett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 1992

"The uninitiated may be baffled; his fans will be enchanted."
The relaxed and reigning king of beach music, who most recently told Tales From Margaritaville (1989), tries his hand at a relaxed and rambling novel. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD RAT by Jimmy Breslin
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Smart and stinging—Breslin in fine form, which means a winner."
Buck up, Sopranos buffs: Tony and the gang may be gone, but Breslin's steely look at mob life in the glory—and gory—days will take some of the sting away. Read full book review >

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DAMON RUNYON by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1991

"Could live forever."
The life of the mythic, wealthy journalist/short-story writer of the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls, told by the legendary, wealthy journalist/novel writer of Table Money, World Without End, Amen, etc. Making some allowances, this book is like Hemingway on Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS, POPE OF GOOD PROMISE by Jimmy Burns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sprawling study that, though enlightening, takes readers on more of a journey than they may have bargained for."
A wide-ranging biography of the current pope. Read full book review >

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SOUL SURVIVOR by Jimmy McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"The soul singer remains an enigma that not even this incisive biography can unravel."
The dark and mysterious back story of a truly great singer. Read full book review >