Search Results: "Jon Cannell"


BOOK REVIEW

JON FIXX by Jason Squire Fluck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"An exciting, comical page-turner about the gritty underbelly of love."
Fluck follows the adventures of a romance writer for hire in his debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE WORST NIGHT EVER by Dave Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"An inferior sequel whose only real crime is not meeting the highs of its predecessor. (Thriller. 10-14)"
Wyatt Palmer returns for another adventure. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2004

"EWSLUGp1995. (Collective biography. 8-10)"
McCutcheon profiles nine lads and lasses from the last two centuries who at least began making names for themselves in science or invention while children or teenagers. Read full book review >

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A GIRAFFE GOES TO PARIS by Mary Tavener Holmes
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"George and illustrated by Britt Spencer, on the shelf. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From the scorching Egyptian desert to bustling Paris, this historically inspired account describes the remarkable trip of a young guide who brings an unusual gift to the French king. Read full book review >

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Jon Hersey - Industrial Spy by Leo N. Ardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A thrilling, adventurous novel that will appeal especially to readers interested in business recon."
Debut novelist Ardo offers a unique, concise novella about a young widower who finds redemption through politically motivated corporate espionage. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"The combination of high-energy artwork and exuberant characters are sure to make the Trucktown series a necessary purchase for every garage library. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The irrepressible Scieszka has set his sites on entertaining a younger crowd and getting them (boys especially) hooked on the joys of reading. Read full book review >

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MY TRAVELS WITH CLARA by Mary Tavener Holmes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"Like Mary Jo Collier's King's Giraffe, illustrated by Stéfane Poulin (1996), this is an engaging animal story that also provides a glimpse of a time when Europeans were at last awakening to the world's size and wonder. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Spun from a true historical episode and illustrated with a mix of simply drawn cartoons and 18th-century prints and paintings, this affectionate memoir recalls visits to the great cities of Europe in the company of an exotic Indian rhinoceros. Read full book review >

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JON, FLORA, AND THE ODD-EYED CAT by Stella Pevsner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Pure enchantment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Pevsner (The Night the Whole Class Slept Over, 1991, etc.) delivers a magical story about the friendship between a 14-year-old boy recovering from rheumatic fever and an 11- year-old girl hiding out from her father. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT FROM BAGHDAD by Mary Tavener Holmes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Captivating and charming both as animal story and as a glimpse of historical East/West relations. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Holmes, Harris and Cannel (A Giraffe Goes to Paris, 2010) again team up to tell a tale about a large exotic animal who historically ventured into European/Western territory. Read full book review >

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JON FOX AND THE MONSTER OF THE POND by Carson Steil
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2011

"The author and software designer show glimmers of creativity, but their learning curves are clearly still on the upswing. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
Another app not ready for prime time, featuring a perfunctory story tricked out in a sparse assortment of crudely designed animations and touch-activated effects. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MURDER THE MAN OF YOUR DREAMS by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Others may take comfort in the mercifully restrained participation of Miss Bunch's dog Heathcliff."
Troubled days for ever-jittery Ellie Haskell of Chitterdon Fells, home to more than its share of oddball characters (How to Murder Your Mother-in-Law, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2011

"A crisply written, effectively compelling chronicle."
Vivid biography of a fast-and-furious competitor on the Grand Prix racing circuit. Read full book review >