Search Results: "Ken Jennings"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2008

"The down-and-dirty prose sounds a little affected coming from a guy who lives in Montclair, N.J., but there's no doubting the sincerity of Jennings's love for his kin and passion for country music."
A New York Times editor mingles memoir with music criticism in his first book, which connects classic country songs with his relatives' hardscrabble lives. 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 >