Search Results: "Jules Hardy"


BOOK REVIEW

BLUE EARTH by Jules Hardy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2006

"Exhausting and disappointing."
The formation and disintegration of a family, overshadowed by the rape of Alaska. Read full book review >

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BLUE FIRE by Janice Hardy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Relentless, gripping adventure. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Continuing where The Shifter (2009) ended, book two of The Healing Wars series finds 15-year-old Nya, her sister Tali and other Takers hiding in Geveg from the invading Duke of Baseer, who plans to use them in his mysterious pain experiments. Read full book review >

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ARGOS by Ralph Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"An unfortunate choice of narration robs this epic tale of its power. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic tale of The Odyssey is told from the point of view of Odysseus' faithful dog, Argos.Read full book review >

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BETTY IN SPACE by Emma Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2013

"Amateurish, but blessedly brief and undeniably heartfelt, Betty's trip to space is a small step back for app-kind. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A child flies solo into space and makes a friend in an unremarkable story marred by sloppy text and a dearth of features. Read full book review >

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RUPERT CAN DANCE by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A happy romp for terpsichorean cat lovers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A feline and his girl become a dancing duo. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF MICRONESIA by Jules Hermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 1994

"Brief pronunciation guide; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
The thousands of islands between Hawaii and the Philippines have a total land mass smaller than Rhode Island's. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN THE CEILING by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Wordy—like being buttonholed by a witty, but garrulous, raconteur—but fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In his first children's book, a noted cartoonist and playwright wisely essays what he's always done best—a satirical, somewhat jaundiced take on the contemporary human condition, exemplified here by aspiring cartoonist Jimmy Jibbett and his family. Read full book review >

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ALLY HUGHES HAS SEX SOMETIMES by Jules Moulin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Ultimately a romantic fantasy disguised by modern riffs, this novel is for those looking for a sexier 'Sleeping Beauty' set in the real world."
A single mother wrestles with her family responsibilities and her desire for romance in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 1997

"As an overview of 1968, several books, notably Stephen Spender's The Year of the Young Rebels and Todd Gitlin's The Sixties, cover the same ground, and much better."
An overblown snapshot of a tumultuous year. Read full book review >

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I LOST MY BEAR by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"An energetically drawn, comically exaggerated reprise of a universal domestic experience. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Following her mother's advice to "think like a detective," a desperate child searches her gloriously cluttered room and everywhere else for her lost bear. Read full book review >

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THE DADDY MOUNTAIN by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Surely not. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Another crowd-pleaser from Feiffer, this one featuring a surprisingly (for him) non-neurotic child who takes on a tricky challenge: climbing her standing father. Read full book review >

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A BARREL OF LAUGHS, A VALE OF TEARS by Jules Feiffer
FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1995

"Tom also visits some other books, including The Phantom Tollbooth (1961)—an appropriate conjuring, as this mixture of allegory and urbane, self-conscious literary doodling will appeal to the same audience. (Fiction. 10+)"
Callow Prince Roger sets out eagerly on a quest and finds a few adventures, a lot of friends, a damsel or two in distress (not!), and himself, in the end. Read full book review >