Search Results: "Justin Tuck"


BOOK REVIEW

JUSTIN by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A satisfying character study that will leave readers racing to get the simultaneously publishing second installment, Janae, starring the tough, sharpshooting girl standout on Justin's team. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Alonge inaugurates a new basketball series set in Oakland, California, with a story featuring a young man trying to figure out basketball and life. Read full book review >

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JUSTIN THYME by Panama Oxridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"From dust jacket (which purportedly contains clues to the pseudonymous author's identity) to closing page of disguised notes, a pleaser for fans of reading that requires decoding. (map, cast list) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Hidden messages, ambiguous clues, cryptic hints and double entendres crowd chockablock into this puzzle mystery. Read full book review >

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HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE by Justin Tuck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"As celebrity picture books go, this one's a sight more palatable than most. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's such a big heart to this picture-book memoir you'd have to be a drizzly-Sunday-afternoon-in-winter sourpuss not to recognize its grin potential. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Hilarious, laugh-out-loud fun for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Justin tries to convince himself that, in spite of his well-earned nickname, he is not a worried kid anymore and that summer vacation means that there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Absolutely marvelous. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Third grader Justin Case gets this nickname thanks to his amazing ability to worry about everything. Read full book review >

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TUCK EVERLASTING by Natalie Babbitt
Released: Nov. 1, 1975

"However the compelling fitness of theme and event and the apt but unexpected imagery (the opening sentences compare the first week in August when this takes place to 'the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning') help to justify the extravagant early assertion that had the secret about to be revealed been known at the time of the action, the very earth 'would have trembled on its axis like a beetle on a pin.'"
At a time when death has become an acceptable, even voguish subject in children's fiction, Natalie Babbitt comes through with a stylistic gem about living forever. Read full book review >

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HARRY AND TUCK by Holly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"Warmhearted and exceptionally attractive. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Though Harry and Tuck may not always want the same thing, each twin knows the other's preferences. Read full book review >

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THE MISADVENTURES OF JUSTIN HEARNFELD by Dan Elish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A light, comic take on a rite of passage."
Good-bye, Mr. Chips meets Portnoy's Complaint meets The 40-Year-Old Virgin in contemporary Manhattan. Read full book review >

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The Justin Gates Chronicles by Jud Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2014

"An entertaining, rough-and-tumble whodunit with a mix of smiles and grimaces."
In this tragicomic tale, a group of friends at a dude ranch in the high desert of California gets caught up in the sprawling web of a serial killer. Read full book review >