Search Results: "Lloyd Jones"


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HAND ME DOWN WORLD by Lloyd Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A disarming vision of one woman's life in the underclass, though it takes time to come into focus."
A young woman's journey from Africa to Berlin to locate her kidnapped son, as told by a chorus of voices. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAFI by Lloyd Jones
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

A New Zealand novelist mixes fantasy with fact in this unusual recreation of his search through post-Communist Albania for the late dictator Enver Hoxha's former double. Read full book review >

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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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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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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 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 >

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LITTLE ONE, WE KNEW YOU’D COME by Sally Lloyd-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Though this is a Nativity story, its message of awe and transcendent love will also touch new parents welcoming their own babies or expectant parents awaiting a miracle child of their own. (Picture book. 4-7, adult)"
A brief, poetic text and stunning illustrations flow together with magically successful pacing in this exquisite retelling of the Nativity story. 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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A GRAIN OF TRUTH by Zygmunt Miloszewski
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Leisurely, ruminative and tangled—more successful as a portrait of the complex, self-hating, yet oddly likable detective than of the crimes he's called to investigate."
A Polish prosecutor's ill-advised decision to move from Warsaw to the provinces cuts down on his case load but not on the angst his first big opportunity brings Read full book review >