Search Results: "Julia Jarman"


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LOVELY OLD LION by Julia Jarman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A supportive, honest, and needed explanation of Alzheimer's-type illnesses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What happens when Grandpa can't remember? Read full book review >

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TWO SHY PANDAS by Julia Jarman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Sweet tonic for skittish young listeners. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When little ones are very timid, it can take some time to form a friendship. Read full book review >

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CLASS TWO AT THE ZOO by Julia Jarman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A visit to the zoo turns suddenly perilous for a rambunctious class in this bouncy cautionary tale. Read full book review >

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JACK IN A BOX by Julia Jarman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2005

"Stick with smoother takes on the theme, such as Marisabina Russo's The Big Brown Box (2000), or John Prater's The Gift (1986). (Picture book. 5-7)"
A muffed take on the observation that children sometimes get more out of the box in which a gift comes than the gift itself. Read full book review >

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BIG RED TUB by Julia Jarman
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Jarman has created an imaginative tale of good clean fun! (Picture book. 2-5)"
This flight of fancy soars above ordinary bath books. Read full book review >

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KANGAROO’S CANCAN CAFÉ by Julia Jarman
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Still, this should amuse young listeners and prompt them to shake it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
After an inspiring trip to Paris, a kangaroo starts his own dance troupe. Read full book review >

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CHROMA by Derek Jarman
Released: March 15, 1995

"Immensely powerful, this is the final testimony to a life of art and vision."
Full of anger, wit, emotion, and knowledge, this collection of essays by one of England's premier filmmakers informs and astounds. Read full book review >

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MODERN NATURE by Derek Jarman
Released: Feb. 4, 1994

"Courageous stuff, often very well written. (Nineteen b&w photographs)"
Gay British filmmaker Jarman, who was diagnosed HIV-positive in 1986, follows up his cannon-blast memoir At Your Own Risk (1992) and his memoir of ``my Queerlife,'' Dancing Ledge (p. 505), with his 1989-90 diary of his days fighting his demons while facing the prospect of full-blown AIDS. Read full book review >

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AT YOUR OWN RISK by Derek Jarman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1993

"For readers fresh to the fray, the title tells all. (Eighteen b&w photographs.)"
Patchy memoir by gay British filmmaker Jarman, who tested HIV- positive five years ago, has survived a handful of illnesses, and is still going strong. Read full book review >

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KICKING THE PRICKS by Derek Jarman
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"The rich, raw, kaleidoscopic finale of a personal and artistic statement. (100 b&w photos, not seen)"
This impassioned and reflective final volume in the late avant-garde filmmaker's diaries articulately mixes personal recollections, travelogues, and interviews, plus a few fantastic vignettes thrown in. Read full book review >

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DANCING LEDGE by Derek Jarman
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 1993

"Many excellent pages, many grandly impolite (if less hostile than At Your Own Risk). (Eighty-eight b&w photographs, including shots of male nudes at low ebb)"
Reconstructed memoir of ``my Queerlife'' of the 1970's that's a companion volume to British filmmaker Jarman's At Your Own Risk (1992), which told of his first five decades as well as of his thoughts since testing HIV-positive five years ago. Read full book review >