Search Results: "Kevin Jackson"


BOOK REVIEW

CONSTELLATION OF GENIUS by Kevin Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Astounding events and personalities, all contending for notice on the bright stage of 1922."
Annus mirabilis seems a most feeble phrase to describe this year of Joyce and Eliot, Chaplin and Keaton, Hemingway and Lawrence, Stravinsky and Hindemith and so many more. Read full book review >

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CINDER EDNA by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"O'Malley's satirical characterizations and lively compositions are right in the spirit of the entertaining story. (Picture book. 5-10)"
One of two new takes on a tale that feminists justly find problematic (see also Minters, below). Read full book review >

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HAVE A LOOK, SAYS BOOK. by Richard Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"As a celebration of the codex, it is but one of many; as a celebration of the surreal, it excels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As a girl sits with her father reading a book, she goes on a fantastical adventure. Read full book review >

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BECOMING MR. OCTOBER by Reggie Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Readers not put off by the taste of sour grapes will find much of interest here, from the unique mind of one of baseball's most enigmatic stars and greatest clutch performers."
With the assistance of Baker (The Big Crowd, 2013, etc.), legendary slugger Jackson (Reggie: The Autobiography, 1984, etc.) attempts to set the record straight about the tumultuous World Series-winning New York Yankees of 1977 and 1978. Read full book review >

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THE OLD WOMAN AND THE WAVE by Shelley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Artful collage paintings, with snippets of maps to conjure terrae incognitae, allow the text to achieve its oblique promise of transcendence in the sudden, severe breach of routine. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this story of deliverance from Jackson, a curmudgeonly old woman discovers her liquid neighbor has greater things on its mind than raindrops and the occasional proffered fish. Read full book review >

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MIMI’S DADA CATIFESTO by Shelley Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Completely spectacular. (Picture book. 7 & up)"
This engaging picture book delivers a pleasurable story, dazzling artwork and a fascinating introduction to Dadaism. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA, THE ALCHEMIST’S DOG by Shelley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Truly magical. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Sophia's master is alchemist to the King, who gives him a yearly allowance to turn lead into gold, something the little brown dog's master has yet to accomplish. Read full book review >

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THE GAGGLE SISTERS SING AGAIN by Chris Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The watercolors, on the other hand, soothe as they transport readers to the Wriggle River. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This second go-round for Jackson's Gaggle Sisters, in a proposed trilogy, is curiously disjointed, but maintains the rhythm of their musical river tour. Read full book review >

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THE GAGGLE SISTERS RIVER TOUR by Chris Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The kooky, droll watercolors are a decided plus, but it is the dryly humorous, theatrical text that keeps the story going strong to the end, as readers applaud Dorothy's saintly patience and try to figure a way to reach into the pages to strangle Sadie. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A prima donna goose who practically defines pomposity gets a glimmering that her entourage of one—her sister—may well be indispensable to her success. Read full book review >

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A COW’S ALFALFA-BET by Woody Jackson
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"The pictures in this artist's showcase are tableaus that tell no stories, but reflective viewers may catch a hint of the slow rhythms of a vanishing way of life. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Vermont artist Jackson, best known for the distinctive cows decorating cartons of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, strews a string of rural landscapes with similarly eyeless, stylized Holsteins in this series of New England farmscapes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOUBLECROSS by Jackson Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"International espionage plus wacky high jinks equals plot-twisting fun. (Thriller. 8-12)"
An unlikely hero becomes a double agent to save his parents and possibly the whole world. Read full book review >