Search Results: "King James Bible"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF NOAH AND THE ARK by King James Bible
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"These spreads have a mysteriously dusky lighting giving them the look of old masterpieces from a long-gone era. (poster) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Spirin's detailed, luminous paintings provide a traditional interpretation of the familiar Old Testament story, using the old-fashioned, measured cadences of the King James Bible as the text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Bernardin's illustrations are appealing without being overly sweet, and this will be a logical choice for families to read aloud on Christmas Eve. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
This traditional version of the Nativity story uses the King James Version of the Bible from the book of Luke with a short text and oversized format that will work well for reading to a group. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESUS by King James Holy Bible
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"While both the overall design and the illustrations are artistically stunning, the use of the King James Version of the biblical texts and the formal composition of the illustrations are not child-friendly, making this of most interest to adult collectors. (Religion/picture book. 7-10)"
The artistic starting point for the luminous illustrations in Spirin's latest exploration of biblical texts is a large tempera painting incorporating scenes from the key events in the life of Christ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIRGINIA WOOLF by James King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"In interpreting her life as a heroic struggle against her morbid impulses, King ironically portrays Woolf's life and literary achievement with the gloom she sought to overcome. (16 pages b&w photos, illustrations, not seen)"
Despite its claim as the first full-scale literary biography of Virginia Woolf, King's (William Blake, 1991) thick work breaks no new ground, but instead tries lugubriously to make the writer into a self-help heroine and her books into a kind of therapy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARLEY by James King
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2003

"A valuable backgrounder for those about to delve into Mowat's ouevre."
A highly readable biography of a piece-of-work in progress: Farley Mowat—scourge of all ratty human behavior on Earth, prolific writer, sheer presence, still very much alive and kicking at 82—is measured and found impressive by novelist/biographer King (Virginia Woolf, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE JED'S BARBER SHOP by Margaree King Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 1993

"A fine, unusually engaging debut for Mitchell, celebrating the courage and humanity of men who could survive hard times and injustice without rancor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Great-uncle Jed, Sarah Jean's ``favorite relative,'' travels from house to house as ``the only black barber in the county.'' When he comes to cut her daddy's hair, he explains that he's saving for a shop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIA by Michael Bible
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An 'experimental' novel that manages mostly to be conventionally unconventional."
Bible delivers an elliptical, provocative novella about the profane and the spiritual, all of it drenched in sweat, sex, and booze. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN GRANDMAMA SINGS by Margaree King Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A gentle story that shows the everyday realities of segregation through the observant eye of a child. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Belle joins her beloved grandmother, a jazz singer, on a summer tour of Southern towns and sees that segregation is everywhere—not just at home in Mississippi. Read full book review >

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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE VINDICO by Wesley King
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2012

"For real super-villain fun, skip this and go back to Catherine Jinks' Evil Genius (2007) and sequels. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Four teens and one preteen of disparate backgrounds find themselves forcibly recruited into a league of super-villains in this pallid series opener. Read full book review >

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THE QUANTUM JULY by Ron King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Making choices (the equivalent to opening the box with Schrödinger's cat) and the subsequent consequences factor large in this talky, earnest debut, weighty with adult issues and light on spiritual substance. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An ambitious and serious attempt to explore the similarities between modern physics and Eastern philosophy that ultimately doesn't work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS by A.S. King
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Readers who look beyond these problems will find a resonant, uplifting story about not just getting through, but powering through, the tough times. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
An involving, if slightly uneven, follow-up to Printz Honor winner Please Ignore Vera Dietz (2010). Read full book review >