Search Results: "Jules Older"


BOOK REVIEW

SNOWMOBILE by Jules Older
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"From any perspective, Older's yeomanly tale of the snow vehicle's birth is as worthy to know as the inspiration of the Iditarod. (Fiction. 8-11)"
The quest to invent a skimobile, which burned in one man's heart as fiercely as the Holy Grail, as researched and re-imagined by Older. Read full book review >

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PIG by Jules Older
by Jules Older, illustrated by Lyn Severance
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Another decidedly un-boaring look at livestock from the creators of Cow (1998). (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
This zippier alternative to Gail Gibbons's Pigs (1999) surrounds similarly simple, brightly colored cartoon portraits of side-posing porkers with labels, maps, snippets of fact ("Denmark has more pigs than people!"), and exclamation points. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Lottman does his best to inject a bit of drama into his subject's rather quiet life, examining every small incident he can unearth, but in the end there is little here to keep even the most dedicated Verne fan awake."
An unsurprising biography of one of the founding fathers of science fiction, by a specialist in French literature and culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 15, 1965

"Good point, good book."
This is an excellent biography of the Frenchman who masterminded the 19th century classics of science fiction and whose imaginative projections of submarine life and aerial conquest have become matters of fact in the mid-20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"B&w photos, engravings, etc.—very dark; bibliography (a dozen books, undifferentiated between sources and books for young readers); notes; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
At 22, Verne was so poor that his dinner often consisted of prunes; by the time he was 50, he was rich and widely lauded. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1990

Concluding with "I hope that this book will make you think a little bit more about aging, what it is and what it is not," Langone, in a conversational tone, considers a full range of topics—including the causes of aging, the most prevalent ailments associated with it, other problems in adapting, myths and stereotypes, and contrasting customs of other cultures (especially Oriental). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARRING JULES (AS HERSELF) by Beth Ain
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Though not as distinctive as Clementine, Jules eventually settles, becoming a vulnerable and likable heroine. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Seven-year-old Jules has been asked to audition for a television commercial. But she needs help. Will she turn to her know-it-all ex-best friend for it? Read full book review >

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Released: April 17, 1981

"The story is little more than a string of small incidents, but they gather momentum once the shopping trip is under way, and they are loaded with chuckles of sympathetic recognition."
This is mostly eight-year-old John's complaint about all the dumb things brother Peter, three years younger, makes him do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLDER THAN DIRT by Don Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A guaranteed hit with science lovers and a best bet for convincing skeptics that science is indeed a grand and exciting adventure. (Graphic nonfiction. 9-14)"
A groundhog and her worm sidekick offer a concise tour of the Earth's history from the Big Bang to climate change with a glimpse of the bleak, sun-dried future to come—all lightened by frequent humorous asides. Read full book review >

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OLDER THAN GOODBYE by Richard Helms
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2014

"Helms' third Judd Wheeler procedural (Thunder Moon, 2011, etc.) has an appealing transparency and an easy rhythm, turning the reader into a sidekick in Judd's methodical probe."
In his first official assignment as a detective, a small-town lawman is jolted way out of his comfort zone with a complex case that stretches halfway across the world. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR JULES by Tamara N. Houston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A fairy tale riddled with minor characters whose quirks are more intriguing than Jules' quest for a conventional romance."
A cab ride home from the airport gives Jules Sinclair time to reflect. After an argument filled with accusations and recriminations, will Marcus be home? Or has she lost him forever? Read full book review >