Search Results: "Jory Sherman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BARON WAR by Jory Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Fans of the series won't be disappointed if they're looking for more of the same."
The fourth in Sherman's novels about the Barons of Texas (Grass Kingdom, not reviewed, etc.), with the Civil War as a backdrop. Read full book review >

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THE BARONS OF TEXAS by Jory Sherman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Though some originality emerges in action sequences and narrative description, this first in the Texas Cattle Quartet ultimately comes off as somewhat silly—with neither credibility nor historical accuracy."
In a prequel to Grass Kingdom (not reviewed), Sherman takes on early Texas history in a tale of two sailors turned cowboys in the antebellum Southwest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Ultimately, these moguls don't seem very mad at all; though Farr disapproves of many of their actions (he faults Rubin for recording controversial acts like rap's Geto Boys), one ends up admiring all eight, especially given the harsh lives they've overcome."
Though uneven, this volume is full of wild stories about the men behind the most important—and atrocious—popular music of the last ten years. Read full book review >

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PENGUIN PROBLEMS by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Well-paced, bursting with humor, and charmingly misanthropic. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Being a penguin isn't all it's cracked up to be in John and Smith's debut collaboration. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU ALREADY! by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Rather one-note; storytime may be lively with all the repeated phrases, but the story's not likely to garner many rereads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Duck and Bear, the early bird/night owl opposites from Goodnight Already! (2014), are back, and this time the pair are the textbook definitions of extrovert and introvert.Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT ALREADY! by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"That's all, though, folks. With its one-joke plot and dramatic potential, it's better suited to school and library use than repeat readings in a lap at home. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Animals with differing internal rhythms find it challenging to be neighbors in this nocturnal tale. Read full book review >

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I WILL CHOMP YOU! by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A metafictive treat. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Never mind a monster at the end, there's a monster all the way through this book! Read full book review >

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QUIT CALLING ME A MONSTER! by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Fiendish monsters—and everyone else—rejoice! (Picture book. 3-7)"
A grand return to a world of endearing monsters from the duo behind I Will Chomp You! (2015). Read full book review >

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THE BAD SEED by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A thoughtful, candid look at self-reflection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sometimes this sunflower seed can be just plain rotten! Read full book review >

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SHERMAN ALEXIE
by Alexia Nader

Right after his mother died, Sherman Alexie wrote 100 poems in a frenzy. “Grief makes you obsessive in a way I’ve never been obsessive before, and I have actual OCD,” he explains about the genesis of his new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. He felt that after his mother’s death he could finally be honest ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC MIRROR OF THE MERMAID QUEEN by Delia Sherman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Still, the imaginative rendering of a familiar city populated by fictional characters and magical beings may be enough to entice readers to overlook the inside jokes and broad characterizations. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Sequel to Changeling (2006), the plot of this overlong fantasy is simple: A young human girl who has been raised by a magic white rat and a Pooka must find and return a magical talisman in order to save her Central Park home from danger. Read full book review >

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THE FREEDOM MAZE by Delia Sherman
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Multilayered, compassionate and thought-provoking, a timely read on the sesquicentennial of America's Civil War. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
It's 1960, but on the decayed Fairchild sugar plantation in rural Louisiana, vestiges of a grimmer past remain—the old cottage, overgrown garden maze, relations between white and black races. Read full book review >