Search Results: "Jonny Glynn"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVEN DAYS OF PETER CRUMB by Jonny Glynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Not for the squeamish."
Despite its allusions to Christian duality, Dostoevsky and existential morality, this debut novel depends more on shock value than literary value for its appeal. Read full book review >

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CORAL GLYNN by Peter Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"A slowly unfolding novel that paradoxically contains both engaging characters and wooden dialogue."
Shortly after World War II, Coral Glynn, a nurse, shows up at Hart House to take care of an elderly woman dying of cancer, and thus begins a series of unfortunate events. Read full book review >

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JONNY JAKES INVESTIGATES THE HAMBURGERS OF DOOM by Malcolm Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Exactly what's to be expected when you take candy from five-eyed purple extraterrestrials. (Science fiction. 8-10)"
An investigative journalist saves his school from a fate worse than lunch. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE SONG OF JONNY VALENTINE by Teddy Wayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A very funny novel when it isn't so sad, and vice versa."
A provocative and bittersweet illumination of celebrity from the perspective of an 11-year-old pop sensation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KING OF SPACE by Jonny Duddle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"With a hero so devoid of sympathy, this story sinks despite the buoyancy of its splendid illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sick of his status as an intergalactic dung-shoveler, a young boy makes plans to become the King of Space. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE CRUNCHER by Jonny Duddle
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"THERE'S ALSO A MONSTER, OR SO THEY SAY'), but the visual treasure begins on the endpapers, and young lubbers of every stripe will happily climb aboard his lavish, high-style, picture-book debut. (Picture book. 7-9)"

BOOK REVIEW

THE ONLY LONELY PANDA by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Sweet. (Picture book. 4-6)"
After several setbacks, Panda finds a best friend. Read full book review >

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TIGER TIGER by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"This is a worthy addition to the multigenerational-companionship shelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A sleepy, jaded old tiger is left in charge of a feisty, curious cub, who leads him a merry dance through the jungle. Read full book review >

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HOT JAZZ SPECIAL by Jonny Hannah
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2010

"To see it done right, dig out your copy of Mysterious Thelonious (1997) and give this one a miss. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's usually a bad sign when a publisher feels a need to print the entire text of a picture book a second time, at the end, without pictures. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AAA-OOO! by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Shout along with the animals in the forest in an entertaining who-said-it tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who or what is making that frightful noise in the night and keeping the animals awake? Read full book review >

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THE JOLLEY-ROGERS AND THE GHOSTLY GALLEON by Jonny Duddle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A pleaser for young swashbucklers. (glossary) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
It's living pirates vs. the other sort when ghost buccaneers repeatedly ransack the town of Dull-on-Sea. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WHY by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Bright and reassuring…and if Kipling's wordplay is better, at least there's no spanking here. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small and wandering elephant finds out why it's a good idea to stay in line with its bigger kin. Read full book review >