Search Results: "Ken Jennings"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE DEADLY 7 by Garth Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Muddled but fun, with a notably subversive premise. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
With help from seven loyal but decidedly iffy companions, 11-year-old Nelson sets out to rescue his kidnapped older sister. Read full book review >

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GUINEA DOG 3 by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Youngsters will eagerly jump in for another fast, fun read. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
It's summer vacation, and in this third in the light-reading Guinea Dog series, Rufus' and Murph's families are taking their traditional trip to the lake, unusual guinea pigs included. Read full book review >

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OUT STANDING IN MY FIELD by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Humorous and insightful. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Ty Cutter is expected to live out his father's dreams of baseball glory. Read full book review >

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UNREAL! by Paul Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A companion volume, Uncanny, is being published simultaneously. (Short stories. 11-13)"
Australia's answer to Robert Munsch and Barry Polisar offers a collection of wacky tales, each featuring a ghost, a skeleton, or at least a twist of magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An outstanding supplement to the many conventional histories of the American Revolution, Jennings's history offers both an objective account of the conflict and challenging insights about historical distortion."
A detailed account of the less idealistic economic and political motivations that inspired the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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LET LOOSE THE DOGS by Maureen Jennings
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Not only the most generously plotted of Murdoch's four cases (Poor Tom is Cold, 2001, etc.), but the one whose constant reminders of mortality, via wounded dogs, chicks, and rats, are the most piercing."
The last time Acting Detective William Murdoch, of Toronto's Number Four Station, saw his father was in 1873, and to Murdoch, remembering the alcoholism and violent outbursts that led him to run away from home with his sister Susanna, the ensuing 22 years have not been long enough. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A useful introduction to some of the obstacles gay teachers face, but this subject merits much livelier treatment."
A book devoted to the experiences of lesbian and gay teachers and the innumerable pressures on them to remain closeted. Read full book review >