Search Results: "Lars Jakobsen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RED RUBY by Lars Jakobsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"This ruby is definitely not a hidden gem. (historical notes) (Graphic adventure/science fiction. 13 & up)"
A quirky little Danish graphic-novel import doesn't quite deliver the goods. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET MUMMY by Lars Jakobsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"A stronger story than its predecessor (The Red Ruby, 2013), but with so many other, excellent series to choose from, why bother starting with a fourth volume? (maps, historical notes) (Graphic science fiction/adventure. 13 & up)"
The jauntily scarved Mortensen returns in his fourth time-bending adventure. Read full book review >

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THE SANTA FE JAIL by Lars Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Dedicated spy-thriller and sci-fi fans would probably be able to fill in the blanks, but it's not worth the effort. (historical notes on rain forests, Nazi plunder and other related topics, with period images, appended) (Graphic science fiction. 10-12)"
A disappointing second outing finds the titular time-traveling secret agent darting his way through a tangle of nefarious schemes so messy and incoherent that readers have no chance of following him. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS MANUSCRIPT by Lars Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A bonbon for Tintin fans. (historical afterwords on manuscript illumination, witch hunts and other related topics) (Graphic science fiction. 10-12)"
Bad guys are traveling back in time, and it's up to a fixer named Mortensen to repair the damage. Read full book review >

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LARS AND FRIENDS by Carla Susanto
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2014

"The app's shining features never overwhelm the simplicity of Lars' story or the nicely executed idea at its heart. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A red horse spends a day with groups of other animals in this simple story with a clever learning hook. Read full book review >

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MY NEW YORK by Kathy Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Endpaper map. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A tour of ``my favorite places,'' described in a letter from Becky to a friend who's moving to New York from the Midwest. Read full book review >

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MY WASHINGTON, DC by Kathy Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Nevertheless, the visuals and rather challenging hide-and-seek component will make this a popular introduction to or souvenir from the nation's capital. (map, facts, websites, artist's note) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
From Union Station to the Lincoln Memorial, Jakobsen's double-page spreads depict the monuments and structures in Washington, D.C., that are highest in child appeal. Read full book review >

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THE VANISHING ACT by Mette Jakobsen
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A saccharine fable."
A young girl comes to terms with her mother's disappearance in Jakobsen's undernourished debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"An energetic look at a still-misunderstood period in late antiquity."
A history lecturer illuminates the fractious, little-studied period between the fall of the Roman Empire in the West and rise of the Ottomans in the 15th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"A more reliable memoir of homeless life than Joe Homeless's My Life on the Streets (1992)—but less revealing and gripping than Jennifer Toth's The Mole People (p. 924)."
Steinbeck, Eighner isn't—his stiff sentences and three-dollar words betray him—and Lizbeth is no Charley, either. Read full book review >

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THE MANNINGS by Lars Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A winner for fans of modern football."
A thorough but light-handed account of the making of a sports dynasty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRE WITNESS by Lars Kepler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2013

"A rich, nuanced tale, ideal for beach reading, just as long as the beach doesn't harbor too many shadows."
Superb, spooky whodunit from the Swedish couple who write as Kepler (The Nightmare, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >