Search Results: "Ken Jennings"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"'Occasionally Mom knew what she was talking about,' as this clever book confirms, but often she did not."
A fun, lighthearted compendium of conventional wisdom, mostly parental, which debunks plenty of old wives' tales and urban myths while offering a few surprising truths. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Fun and informative."
Map geek and celebrated Jeopardy! winner Jennings (Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac: 8,888 Questions in 365 Days, 2008, etc.) tells the engaging story of maps and the people who love them. Read full book review >

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MAPS AND GEOGRAPHY by Ken Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"You don't have to be a certified Junior Genius to enjoy this entertainingly presented introduction. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
A liberally illustrated tongue-in-cheek guide to maps and geography delivers solid information and intriguing facts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"A report from the contestant's podium of particular interest to anyone who endeavors to become a human equivalent of Google."
Trivia maven Jennings, who won millions and broke records on Jeopardy, puts his knowledge of all those worthless factoids to good use. Read full book review >

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GUINEA DOG by Patrick Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"The school characters are fairly one dimensional, but the undeniably funny plot moves along, and readers into beginning chapter books should enjoy this wry story of wish fulfillment. (Animal fantasy. 7-9)"
A humorous story about an unusual pet. Read full book review >

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FAITH AND THE ELECTRIC DOGS by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A great read-aloud, y un libro perfecto! (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
A joy—an original, uniquely funny first novel that is thought-provoking as well, from a witty ambassador of languages and cultures. Read full book review >

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UNMENTIONABLE! by Paul Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

From a popular Australian writer, nine more stories in a follow-up to Uncanny! and Unreal! Read full book review >

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UNCOVERED! by Paul Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Backward Step''), play off the array of puns, fecal jokes, and macabre plot twists; Jennings may shock adults, but his tales are guaranteed to delight less-practiced readers. (Short stories. 11- 13)"
The author of Unmentionable! (1993) and other unforgettable! collections offers nine more stories in the same outrageous vein. Read full book review >

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NINE NAUGHTY KITTENS by Linda Jennings
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The positive message and endearing conclusion that reunites the kittens with their mother make this book a winner for members of the learning-to-count set, and for cat-lovers, as well. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Nine Naughty Kittens (42 pp.; $14.95; Oct.; 1-888444-62-2) A rhyming counting book launches nine boisterous kittens on a mission to reunite their family. Read full book review >

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RAPTOR OF DELIVERANCE - BOOK 1 by Jennings Baxter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 19, 2013

"H.P. Lovecraft aficionados will be impressed by the way Baxter joins widely disparate ideas into a coherent vision; a vision that is sure to appeal to fans of sci-fi, fantasy and the supernatural."
In the first installment of this fantasy trilogy, a young woman, who apparently experienced and forgot about mystical powers while under stress, slowly remembers a spiritual plane where the fate of humanity is being decided. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MEXICO by Phillip Jennings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2007

"Jennings is still no threat to Christopher Buckley, and he's a little too long-winded, but amusing."
The heroes from Jennings's whimsical 2005 Nam-A-Rama pop up in mid-1970s Mexico, where the president's life is on the line and the world's prostitutes have revolution on the brain. Read full book review >