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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I’M NOT BOBBY! by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Some adults will object to Bobby's emotional excesses, and others will object to the mother's screams and threats, but plenty of youngsters who are wild things at heart will eat this up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Golden-brown puppy George had his own existential difficulties finding his voice in Feiffer's last offering (Bark, George!, 1999). Read full book review >

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NULL STATES by Malka Older
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Carefully researched, prescient, thoughtful, and disturbing."
The second in a near-future series in which most of the world is governed by microdemocracy—in which groups of 100,000 people, or "centenals," vote for their government according to policy, not location. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A superb story well told. (Bibliography; index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Writing a joint biography of the two outstanding commanders of the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, is of course attractive. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1991

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The influences on American feminists—from Lysistrata to abolitionism, as well as the personal impact of parental strengths and—enhance this multiple biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAST TIME by Jules Tygiel
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Although the characters that Tygiel portrays throughout his essays (such as Branch Rickey, Ford Frick, and Connie Mack) are vivid and come to life effortlessly, it is in showing the broad sweep of baseball's history that Tygiel excels."
A full-innings exploration of some less celebrated (and a few better-known) moments in baseball's history, by historian and fan Tygiel (The Jackie Robinson Reader, 1996). Read full book review >

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DEATH ON EARTH by Jules Howard
NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2016

"Less a thoughtful investigation than a collection of journalistic essays, interviews, and personal experiences related to death, many of which are not for readers with weak stomachs."
Evolution solves myriad problems, so why do living things die? "Death is the biggest problem of all, surely….Why hasn't it been whipped into shape by natural selection?" Read full book review >

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SEX ON EARTH by Jules Howard
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Howard demonstrates that there is much to appreciate about the rites and rituals that govern the when, where and how of species perpetuation."
Not everything you wanted to know about sex, but a fair compendium of the varieties of sexual behavior exhibited by all creatures, great and small. Read full book review >

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THE DAWN STAG by Jules Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"If the components of a novel are a volley of arrows, then Watson hits her targets every time."
Epic and spellbinding first century historical fantasy, set in Celtic Britain during the time of the Roman invasion; sequel to the Australian author's The White Mare (2005). Read full book review >

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KILL MY MOTHER by Jules Feiffer
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 25, 2014

"An unusual, unforgettable, incomparable pulpy punch."
Award-winning cartoonist/illustrator/author/playwright Feiffer (Backing into Forward, 2010, etc.) delivers his first graphic novel, a sprawling, kinetic noir of giant women, jumbled identities and warped relations. Read full book review >