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 >

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GOT TO TELL IT by Jules Schwerin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A fine biography, and a valuable contribution to the too- sparse literature on gospel music. (Thirty halftones—not seen.)"
Engaging biography of the great gospel singer who was the first to cross over to a large white audience. 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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Witcover is not often deeply reflective—not until the final chapter—and some passages have a cut-and-paste character, but his intimate accounts of American politics over the past 50 years are always engaging, ever intelligent."
A veteran political journalist narrates his journey from typewriter to Internet, from JFK to GWB. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN VICE PRESIDENCY by Jules Witcover
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Extremely impressive research informs this valuable book of American history."
A veteran journalist who has published copiously about the vice presidency offers an exhaustive survey. Read full book review >