Search Results: "Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

DUMB LOVE by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Well done. (Fiction. YA)"
This fat-girls-need-love-too story lives up to its billing as a "screwball comedy," but also delivers a convincing portrait of a feisty high-school girl fighting to keep her unconventional family together. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Nonetheless, Johnson knows how to turn a phrase and her heroine's voice is incisive and sadly authentic. (Fiction. YA)"
In her smartly titled debut novel, Johnson looks beneath the normal veneer of suburbia to find the putrefying rot underneath. Read full book review >

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A FAST AND BRUTAL WING by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The truth is uncertain, creating a memorable read that allows fantasy, mystery, and realistic fiction fans alike to examine the power of love and its connection to vulnerability, loss, and fear. (Fiction. YA)"
Letters, e-mails, newspaper articles, and short-story excerpts piece together a haunting tale of three teens coping with loss and grief. Read full book review >

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GONE by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"Fast but flimsy. (Fiction. YA)"
A crowded plot and lack of subtlety mark Johnson's latest. Read full book review >

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TARGET by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Painful and riveting. (Fiction. YA)"
Kidnapped and raped repeatedly, Grady survives, but the emotional cost is huge. Read full book review >

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ONE IN A BILLION by Mark Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016

"The authors do a solid job integrating the personal stories of a wide cast of characters—Nic, his family, and the doctors and researchers involved with his treatment—with the exciting tale of a major medical milestone."
A dramatic chronicle of how a team of doctors and scientists collaborated to save the life of a young boy suffering from a rare genetic disease and, in the process, played an important part in launching personalized medicine. Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"Some of these original images are absolutely haunting; the magic of his name will make this a huge hit, but it's the lively writing that puts the hat on the cat. (bibliography, citations, Web sites) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
"Once upon a time, there lived a boy who feasted on books and was wild about animals." Read full book review >

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ON THE DAY HIS DADDY LEFT by Eric J. Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A useful title for adults who counsel children, for teachers, and for parents who want a way to discuss divorce with their children. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Another in the Concept Book Series, this title deals with the guilt that many children feel when their parents divorce. Read full book review >

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PICTURE PUZZLER by Kathleen Westray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Thoughtful commentary and intelligent sequencing make this a lucid and beautifully designed book that will be useful for assignments but will also be enjoyed simply for its presentation. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Westray (A Color Sampler, 1993, ALA Notable) creates 26 artfully rendered optical illusions in an attractive array of subtly muted colors. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A precious but good-humored recasting of the classic fable. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Wandering considerably afield from the original, Bart changes the mice to teddy bears, removes most of the danger, and adds a more felicitous ending. Read full book review >

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THE RABBITS ARE COMING! by Kathleen Bullock
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"A thoroughly enjoyable romp. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In an appealing wordless book, a score of rabbits, each with a balloon, leave Mom and their home in the woods for a joyous escapade, hopping over the fields and into the house of an astonished family. Read full book review >