Search Results: "Lloyd Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

MISTER PIP by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A little Gauguin, a bit of Lord Jim, the novel's lyricism evokes great beauty and great pain."
Bringing Great Expectations to desperate children ravaged by revolution, an eccentric teacher becomes a martyr to literature and transforms the prospects of a strong-willed girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISTER PIP by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A little Gauguin, a bit of Lord Jim, the novel's lyricism evokes great beauty and great pain."
Bringing Great Expectations to desperate children ravaged by revolution, an eccentric teacher becomes a martyr to literature and transforms the prospects of a strong-willed girl. Read full book review >

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THE STRING DIARIES by Stephen Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"An enjoyable ride, but the book runs out of energy and surprises just when it should be gaining steam."
If there's anything the frightened characters in Jones' first novel learn, it's not to trust anyone unless they can tell you what you got for your last birthday or what size shoes you wear. Read full book review >

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ILLUSIVE by Emily Lloyd-Jones
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 15, 2014

"An action-packed adventure with a charming criminal crew. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Superpowered teens screw up repeatedly in this crime-caper debut. Read full book review >

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WILD BOY by Rob Lloyd Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Classism lurks beneath the surface of this fantastical adventure story that misses a good many opportunities to plumb the depths. (Adventure. 9-14)"
Wild Boy's head-to-toe fur has garnered him scorn and abuse from commoners, but his extraordinary intellectual gifts eventually win him a future with a powerful, elite group called the Gentlemen. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE THAT'S YOUR HOME by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Visually beautiful but conceptually off the mark. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Lloyd-Jones and Dyer introduce children to the concept of "self" in relation to "place." Read full book review >

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GOTTLAND by Mariusz Szczygiel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 2014

"A controversial, insightful work from Poland's 2013 journalist of the year."
Impassioned, insightful snapshots of life in pre-Velvet Revolution Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >

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POOR DOREEN by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Ignorance equals bliss in this amusing, cleverly executed tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A clueless fish owes her escape from a fisherman and a great blue heron to sheer dumb luck in this "fishy tale." Read full book review >

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WILD BOY AND THE BLACK TERROR by Rob Lloyd Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Diamonds are a Wild Boy's worst enemy in this steampunk romp not intended for the faint—or black—of heart. (Steampunk. 9-14)"
Adventure, conspiracy and adrenaline intermingle with dark deeds, devil worship and blood diamonds in this sequel to Wild Boy (2013).Read full book review >

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TIME TO SAY GOODNIGHT by Sally Lloyd-Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The progression of both text and pictures from busy activity to settling down will give youngsters an example to follow. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Forest animal moms tell their little ones that it's time to say goodnight in this rhyming bedtime treat. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES FLY by Yvonne Winer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"It's another lovely close-up look at nature from the creators of Spiders Spin Webs (1998). (Poetry/nonfiction. 6-9)"
In a set of large, lavishly detailed, full-bleed watercolors, Lloyd-Jones captures the intricate beauty of more than 15 species of butterflies from around the world. Read full book review >