Search Results: "Jimmy Liao"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE STONE by Jimmy Liao
by Jimmy Liao, illustrated by Jimmy Liao, adapted by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"An effective allegory for any person who has ever longed for home, however they choose to define it, although perhaps too remote in its metaphor for many children. (Picture book. 5-10)"
From the artist who brought us The Sound of Colors (2006) comes a book by turns haunting and beautiful. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF COLORS by Jimmy Liao
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Left unfinished, her journey offers a hint of what it must mean to cope with the darkness. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A girl addresses the reader calmly: "A year ago I began to notice that my sight was slipping away." Read full book review >

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I CAN BE ANYTHING! by Jerry Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"An inspired take on a timeless question. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young boy wonders aloud to a rabbit friend what he will be when he grows up and imagines some outrageous choices. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD CHAMPION OF STAYING AWAKE by Sean Taylor
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 1, 2011

"Pleasant if unexceptional. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little Stella stuffs a month of adventure into a single bedtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONSTER WHO ATE DARKNESS by Joyce Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not exactly entropy in action, but a cozy, if lengthy, bedtime tale nonetheless. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Though bedroom monsters are a dime a dozen, this one's a bit different. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FILBERT by Hiawyn Oram
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"For fans of Ferdinand and anyone who wants to share the message of celebrating or at least respecting differences. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An adorable little fiend that looks a bit like a Wild Thing is—disappointingly—anything but. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY BUFFETT by Ryan White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"A feel-good biography for Parrotheads; others may want to pass."
The Mayor of Margaritaville gets mythic treatment in an adoring chronicle that looks back at his decadeslong career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY STEWART by Roy Pickard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Slim pickings on a tasty bird. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Largely scissors-and-paste celebio of Stewart, spiced with two interviews that Pickard, a British film scholar, conducted with the actor over the years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY BLUEFEATHER by Kim Heacox
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Old Keb understands it 'used to be hard to live and easy to die. Not anymore.'"
Part quest, part rebirth, Heacox's debut novel spins a story of Alaska's Tlingit people and the land, an old man dying, and a young man learning to live. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY CARTER by Julian E. Zelizer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"In just 150 pages, Zelizer manages to effectively analyze how Carter's personality has led him to both failure and success."
Zelizer (History and Public Affairs/Princeton Univ.; Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security—From World War II to the War on Terrorism, 2009, etc.) insightfully examines the 39th president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WATCHING JIMMY by Nancy Hartry
FICTION
Released: April 14, 2009

"As Carolyn encounters one nearly overwhelming challenge after another, they will find her ultimately optimistic tale impossible to put down. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
Almost-12-year-old Carolyn holds a terrible secret. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY CORRIGAN by Chris Ware
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"Everything here boggles: the artfully conceived foldout dust-jacket, the cryptically word-burdened endpapers, and, most of all, the story itself: a graphic narrative that deserves a place beside the best novels of the year."
The comics world has amply rewarded Ware for his amazingly innovative work—he's won numerous prizes for his Acme Novelty Library, a combination of complex narratives about mice, a trove of visually arcane inventions (diagrammed with Rube Goldberg-like precision), and plenty of eye-straining text: a graphic self-effacement that echoes the creepy despair of Ware's main creation, Jimmy Corrigan. Read full book review >