Search Results: "Kathy Jakobsen"


BOOK REVIEW

MY NEW YORK by Kathy Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Endpaper map. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A tour of ``my favorite places,'' described in a letter from Becky to a friend who's moving to New York from the Midwest. Read full book review >

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MY WASHINGTON, DC by Kathy Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Nevertheless, the visuals and rather challenging hide-and-seek component will make this a popular introduction to or souvenir from the nation's capital. (map, facts, websites, artist's note) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
From Union Station to the Lincoln Memorial, Jakobsen's double-page spreads depict the monuments and structures in Washington, D.C., that are highest in child appeal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE FOR KATHY by Henry Denker
Released: May 1, 1997

"Sad stuff in a thin telling."
In Denker's popular novels (To Marcy, With Love, 1996, etc.), where bad things happen to good-to-saintly people, there's often a dollop of medical matter; here, in the story of a widow and mother confronting AIDS, there's a good deal of powerful information concerning the disease. Read full book review >

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Kathy, Wait For Me! by Morelle Forster
Released: Oct. 12, 2015

"A well-crafted coming-of-age novel that skillfully chronicles the trials of a lonely orphan who joins a street gang."
Forster tells the story of a girl's tumultuous life in London in this YA debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 21, 2012

"An entertaining story with religious overtones and a vivid sense of good and evil."
First-time author Johnson's multicolored, rhyming, free-associating story for teens centers on a loyal girl gang's encounter with an evil schoolmate. Read full book review >

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THE RED RUBY by Lars Jakobsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"This ruby is definitely not a hidden gem. (historical notes) (Graphic adventure/science fiction. 13 & up)"
A quirky little Danish graphic-novel import doesn't quite deliver the goods. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET MUMMY by Lars Jakobsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"A stronger story than its predecessor (The Red Ruby, 2013), but with so many other, excellent series to choose from, why bother starting with a fourth volume? (maps, historical notes) (Graphic science fiction/adventure. 13 & up)"
The jauntily scarved Mortensen returns in his fourth time-bending adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VANISHING ACT by Mette Jakobsen
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A saccharine fable."
A young girl comes to terms with her mother's disappearance in Jakobsen's undernourished debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE SANTA FE JAIL by Lars Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Dedicated spy-thriller and sci-fi fans would probably be able to fill in the blanks, but it's not worth the effort. (historical notes on rain forests, Nazi plunder and other related topics, with period images, appended) (Graphic science fiction. 10-12)"
A disappointing second outing finds the titular time-traveling secret agent darting his way through a tangle of nefarious schemes so messy and incoherent that readers have no chance of following him. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS MANUSCRIPT by Lars Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A bonbon for Tintin fans. (historical afterwords on manuscript illumination, witch hunts and other related topics) (Graphic science fiction. 10-12)"
Bad guys are traveling back in time, and it's up to a fixer named Mortensen to repair the damage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA LOVE by Kathy Mallat
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Little chimps of the human variety will willingly crawl into a parental lap to share this visual and verbal hug. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Despite opening with a frame just the right size for a baby picture, followed by big, close-up paintings of a mother chimpanzee in the wild holding, carrying, grooming, and otherwise showing devotion to her child, this makes a less sappy variant than usual on the "how much do you love me?" genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIMP by Kathy Caple
by Kathy Caple, illustrated by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Caple (Fox and Bear, 1992, etc.) has written a ho-hum book about sticking up for yourself with boxed-in, cartoon-style illustrations to match. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Arnold the piglet is a classic wimp. Read full book review >