Search Results: "Paul B. Janeczko"


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DOUBLE CROSS by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"A fascinating chronicle of the longtime role of trickery in warfare. (maps, photos, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In this companion to Top Secret (2006) and The Dark Game (2010), his books on secret codes and spying, respectively, Janeczko examines how subterfuge has been used in warfare for thousands of years. Read full book review >

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WORLDS AFIRE by Paul B. Janeczko
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"A rich, challenging poetry experience. (Poetry. YA)"
In 29 taut, free-verse poems, Janeczko describes the Barnum & Bailey Circus fire in Hartford, Connecticut. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Fully indexed. (Poetry. 12+)"
An exceptional 112 American poems on serious themes, written by nearly 90 different poets and assembled by a lauded anthologist and poet (Brickyard Summer, 1989). Read full book review >

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PREPOSTEROUS by Paul B. Janeczko
POETRY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Index. (Poetry. 12+)"
By more than 80 authors, including Robert Penn Warren, Anne Sexton, Langston Hughes, and Herbert Scott, an anthology of recent (70's and 80's) poems plus a few nostalgic looks at long- gone youth, with references to WW II and earlier. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Moving and brutal, a poetic remembrance of a tragedy too vast to forget. (Poetry. 14 & up)"
A harrowing poetic evocation of the infamous concentration camp. Read full book review >

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THE DARK GAME by Paul B. Janeczko
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Still, it's a wealth of information in an engaging package that should find an enthusiastic audience, particularly among middle schoolers. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
In this follow-up to Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing (2004), Janeczko delves further into clandestine matters with an entertaining collection of spy stories that span from the American Revolution through the Cold War. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Teachers and librarians will love this, too—as a classroom tool and as a way of explaining the art of poetry lucidly. (notes on contributors with thumbnail photos, index of first lines, acknowledgements) (Poetry. 10-15)"
For a class, or to work up enthusiasm about writing—and not just poetry—one could hardly do better for young people than this fresh and inviting collection. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"First-rate, mature poetry for serious readers. (index, not seen) (Poetry. 12+)"
The latest collection from Janeczko (Stardust otel, 1993, etc.) is an exploration of place as the arena for human lives. Read full book review >

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HOME ON THE RANGE by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A good collection, with an unfeigned, cumulative effect that leaves readers with a real sense of a disappearing way of life. (Picture book/poetry. 8-10)"
A timeless portrait of cowboy (and cowgirl) life emerges from 20 illustrated poems. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Another winning collaboration from two luminaries. (acknowledgements) (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)"
Janeczko and Raschka reunite for a fourth anthology, featuring poems spanning two millennia. Read full book review >

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A FOOT IN THE MOUTH by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Raschka's vivacious ink, watercolor and torn-paper illustrations capture the giddy spirit, sound and movement of this playful, sometimes edgy, collection. (Poetry. 8-12)"
In the spirit of this team's previous anthologies A Poke in the I (2001) and A Kick in the Head (2005), this collection rounds up 37 quirky poems "chosen because they are terrific candidates for reading aloud," according to the introduction. Read full book review >

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A POKE IN THE I by Paul B. Janeczko
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2001

"Truly a tour de force. (Picture book/poetry. 5+)"
Not only a "poke in the I" but a tickle in the ego, some giggles and ah's and ha's await readers of this collection of concrete poetry, gloriously enhanced by Raschka's colorful torn-paper, watercolor, and ink images. Read full book review >