Search Results: "Marion Jensen"


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SEARCHING FOR SUPER by Marion Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Like its predecessor, a satisfying, Incredibles-style mix of awesome exploits and common family issues. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Deprived of superpowers in the previous episode (Almost Super, 2014), can the Bailey and Johnson clans put aside their squabbles to tackle their common nemesis, the Joneses?Read full book review >

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ALMOST SUPER by Marion Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"A solid debut: fluent, funny and eminently sequel-worthy. (Adventure. 10-12)"
Inventively tweaking a popular premise, Jensen pits two Incredibles-style families with superpowers against each other—until a new challenge rises to unite them. Read full book review >

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MILLENNIUM RISING by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Imaginative, snappy and incident-packed, though the plot would work better if Jensen didn't keep giving the game away: an exciting debut."
Near-future SF thriller from Jensen, designer of the Gabriel Knight computer-game mystery series. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN I LEFT BEHIND by Kim Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"A first novel that offers a lot more than most."
A Palestinian refugee and an American college student find love amid a clash of cultures during the first Gulf War. Read full book review >

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As I Was Young And Easy by Sharon Jensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2011

"A promising but uneven portrait of growing up in the expatriate world."
A Texas oilman's daughter comes of age in the 1950s and '60s while traveling the globe as part of an expatriate community. Read full book review >

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THE NINTH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX by Liz Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"By turns disarmingly comical, absorbingly suspenseful, and finally shattering."
For everybody who thought they'd never see another novel like The Lovely Bones, a neurologist in Provence struggles to get a comatose nine-year-old to tell what put him into a persistent vegetative state. Read full book review >

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CARVING A TOTEM POLE by Vickie Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

In an informative, respectful, but emotionally cool work, Jensen chronicles the creation of a totem pole for the Native Education Centre in Vancouver, carved by Nisga'a artist Norman Tait. Read full book review >

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HERE WE ARE by Kelly Jensen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An embarrassment of riches. (Anthology. 12-18)"
A progressive antidote to the ancient teen health textbooks that mull over the dry basics of teen identity. Read full book review >

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SWALLOWED BY THE COLD by Jensen Beach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"The unexpected convergences and dramatic shifts in fortune of Beach's characters make for a measured, quietly powerful experience."
In these linked stories set in Sweden, a host of characters considers their family histories, the flaws of memory, and the looming prospect of their own mortality. Read full book review >

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DANTE’S EQUATION by Jane Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Intriguing and often surprising, but what with a plot that doesn't add up and (with one exception) a nasty bunch of characters: mostly a tough slog."
Contemporary SF thriller blending physics, mysticism, and redemption, from the author of Millennium Rising (1999). Read full book review >

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I LOVE MUSIC by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Consider this an unessential novelty unless sturdy books with nonanimal sounds are sought. (Board book. 1-3)"
Recorder, piano, violin, guitars, drums, and xylophone are played by a pig, elephant, cat, zebras, bears, and mice respectively, while chips embedded in each page play an appropriate snippet of music. Read full book review >