Search Results: "Jules Watson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE MARE by Jules Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2005

"Mightily appealing."
Adventure in ancient Scotland that's a potent mix of historical fiction, druid-tinged fantasy, and romance. 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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MEANWHILE by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"Children will chortle. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Ignoring his mother's increasingly irritated summonses, and noting that a boxed ``meanwhile'' in his comic books always signals a change of scene, Raymond tries writing the word on his bedroom wall—and drops into an exciting pirate adventure. 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 >

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CHILDREN OF GUATEMALA by Jules Hermes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 1997

"The portraits of children are strikingly candid, with vignettes that offer pieces of lives rather one way of life; some readers may be inspired to dig up a more comprehensive social history of the region after reading Hermes's work. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Mayan, Cakchiquel, Ladino, and Garifuna children star in this new entry in The World's Children series, in which brightly colored garb and warm, wide smiles fill expressive, full-color photographs of the people of Guatemalan villages. Read full book review >