Search Results: "John Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Unfortunately, the McKissacks have stepped over. (Historical fiction/Picture book. 8-13)"
It's Christmas 1859 on a Virginia plantation. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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SPACE DUMPLINS by Craig Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A weird and wonderful intergalactic tale. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
In a galaxy far, far away, a young girl and her motley crew of friends fight to save her father and the solar system from a destructive fleet of space whales. Read full book review >

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FALLING ANGELS by Colin Thompson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"The story works on several levels, but it is the fascinating pictures that will have young readers and listeners asking to see it again and again. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A gentle fantasy about seeing with your heart as well as your eyes. Read full book review >

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SUNRISE, MOONRISE by Betsy Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A handsome mixed bag. (Board-book. 1-3)"
From morning to night, various forest creatures cavort in idyllic scenes. Read full book review >