Search Results: "Julius Fast"


BOOK REVIEW

JULIUS by Angela Johnson
by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Dav Pilkey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"Using ink, paint, fabric swatches, and even coffee spatters, Pilkey creates a riotous sequence in which Maya's happy face contrasts comically with her parents' glowers while her adored pink friend floats with bulbous grace. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of When I Am Old With You (1990) and other celebrations of loving companionship teams up with the mad colorist of When Cats Dream (1992) for a tale of a black family that finds itself saddled with a huge, exuberant pet. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1991

"This should have been called Sub-par Text."
Fast (What Should We Do About Davey?, 1988; Body Language, 1970, etc.) has little new to offer here, and the repackaged old ideas are padded out with anecdotes that often seem too exactly pertinent to be believable as real happenings. Read full book review >

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Fast by Stephen F. Cea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"A sometimes-engaging story that suffers from a disjointed presentation."
Cea's debut novel, an allegorical adaptation of the legend of Faust, tells a story about the difficult choices that face people in the modern world. Read full book review >

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JULIUS WINSOME by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2006

"Finely tooled outsider fiction, as chilling as it is ultimately humane."
Man loses man's best friend, decides the rest of humanity is to blame. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S JULIUS? by John Burningham
Released: Dec. 1, 1986

"Although this does not have the creative impact of Burningham's Come Away from the Water, Shirley, it still has much merit."
With his unique brand of offbeat, understated humor and distinctive art style, Burningham again explores the child's world of imaginative play. Read full book review >

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JULIUS CAESAR by Philip Freeman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Scholarly and contextually rich, yet accessible and reasonably succinct."
A fresh look at one of history's most dynamic and controversial figures. Read full book review >

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JULIUS & THE WATCHMAKER by Tim Hehir
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Good, lively fun. (author's note, glossary) (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Hehir's steampunk-inspired debut novel is an adventure through time and space. Read full book review >

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THE PROGRESS OF JULIUS by Daphne du Maurier
Released: July 19, 1933

"Not a book for wide sales."
It is hard to credit the author of THE GENTLE SPIRIT, with its amazingly wise and balanced portrayal of the members of a family over several generations, with so bitter a portrayal of a character as she has given here. Read full book review >

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INVESTIGATING JULIUS DRAKE by Daisy Harris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"Not a breakout but worth a look. (Mystery. 13-15)"
New school, new rules, and a mysterious new…friend? Read full book review >

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JULIUS & THE SOULCATCHER by Tim Hehir
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The book closes with drama enough for a sequel; action-happy readers will be hoping for it. (Steampunk. 11-13)"
A steampunk thriller uses Victorian science as a framework for cinematic monster goofiness in 1838 London. Read full book review >

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I'M FAST! by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Preschoolers will most likely warm to the good-natured competition between car and train, and parents and teachers will appreciate the friendly conclusion. But for those looking for a standout title in the multitude of things-that-go stories, there is little here that would warrant a repeat journey. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The usually dynamic McMullan duo (I Stink!, 2002) stalls with their sixth title, which stars an uber-confident train that accepts a challenge to race an equally self-assured sports car. Read full book review >

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FAST WOMEN by Jennifer Crusie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2001

"Move over, Susan Isaacs. Crusie is just as smart and sassy about the things a woman has to do to make love work, and a lot funnier to boot."
A dispirited divorcée goes to work for a detective agency, with all the resulting comedy and romance you'd expect from Crusie (Welcome to Temptation, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >