Search Results: "John Milliken Thompson"


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THE RESERVOIR by John Milliken Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2011

"An engaging mystery novel rendered as Southern literature."
A novel based on a true story that incorporates a bit of history and a touch of the Southern Gothic tradition. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND LAMENT by John Milliken Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Though slow to start, an appealing historical novel that blends gothic and plainly romantic themes."
A North Carolina girl is the unlikely survivor of a host of tribulations between the Civil War and World War I. Read full book review >

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Without Purpose of Evasion by John Thompson
NON-FICTION

"An engrossing, in-depth look at the challenges of city planning in California through the eyes of a public servant."
A city manager strives to demonstrate the nobility of his bureaucratic position as he investigates the environmental costs of a development project. Read full book review >

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LILLIAN ROXON by Robert Milliken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"A good enough introduction to Roxon, but much less interesting than she was."
Australian journalist Milliken resurrects the woman who shaped how Americans think about rock 'n' roll. Read full book review >

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IF I'D KNOWN YOU WERE COMING  by Kate Milliken
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"She's got what it takes and she knows how to use it."
Twelve stories of invitations and departures and life changes, often unexpected or unwanted. Read full book review >

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WEE LITTLE BUNNY by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"But there's no question author and illustrator know their audience: As with the other titles it's just the ticket for urging recent graduates of toddlerdom to check out their world's boundaries and then coaxing them back into the fold and mama's lap. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Joining Wee Little Chick (2008) and Wee Little Lamb (2009), a fuzzy bunny "all brand new" exuberantly hops out to explore a grassy meadow until Mama's call ("Story time!") brings him hurtling back home for a cozy recap of the day's small adventures. Read full book review >

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WEE LITTLE LAMB by Lauren Thompson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Yes, let the wild rumpus start. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Oozing verbal and visual glucose on every page, this parent-child episode will draw timorous toddlers like flies to marshmallow creme—just make sure they brush their teeth afterward. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS by Ilene Cooper
RELIGION
Released: April 25, 1997

It's hard to know which is more amazing—that the artifacts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls survived for 2,000 years, or that their reported discovery, reassembly, and translation were accomplished despite the hurdles created by war-torn countries and the uncooperative acts of competing scientists. Read full book review >

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O JERUSALEM by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Otherwise, this is an uplifting companion to Karla Kuskin's Jerusalem, Shining Still (1987). (Poetry. 9-13)"
In honor of Jerusalem's upcoming 3000th anniversary, Yolen (Here There Be Witches, 1995, etc.) offers a series of poetic meditations on its history, people, and symbolic meaning. Read full book review >

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THE FLYING BED by Nancy Willard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Willard plays with rhythm and repetition, and leaves much understated or unsaid, but offers a wondrous story for older readers that can be read repeatedly with both joy and longing. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Willard is a master storyteller, never more so than in this many-layered fable. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE TRAIN by Marsha Wilson Chall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Despite occasional anxious moments, the generally buoyant tone of this individual odyssey will reassure prospective young travelers, and trainiacs will pore over the period details. (Picture book. 7-9)"
As the Great Northern chugs its way to St. Read full book review >