Search Results: "Paul Dubois Jacobs"


BOOK REVIEW

A FURRY FIASCO by Paul DuBois Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"The didactic plot is further hampered by exposition and too many characters to keep straight. (preview of next book) (Fiction/animal fantasy. 7-10)"
A misunderstanding at Animal Inn leads to anxiety. Read full book review >

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COUNT ON THE SUBWAY by Paul Dubois Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"A simple concept done with clean, commendable style. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Count up to 10 and back again with a mother and daughter as they ride the rumbling subway. Read full book review >

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MY SUBWAY RIDE by Paul Dubois Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A happy ride around town. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A husband-and-wife team faithfully conveys the vitality of New York City and its subway system—100 years old this year—in this lyrical offering. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"This will be a marginal purchase for all but the largest of libraries. (includes CD) (Folktale. 4-8)"
Not as satisfying in word or illustration as the classic French Stone Soup by Marcia Brown or the Swedish Nail Soup by Margot and Harve Zemach, the lyrics included distinguish this retelling from others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABIYOYO RETURNS by Pete Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The song, based on a Xhosa lullaby, still has that hard-to-resist sing-along potential, and the themes of waging peace, collective action, and the benefits of sound ecological practices are presented in ways that children will both appreciate and enjoy. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The seemingly ageless Seeger brings back his renowned giant for another go in a tuneful tale that, like the art, is a bit sketchy, but chockful of worthy messages. Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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THE DEAF MUSICIANS by Pete Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An unusual story, both stylish and uplifting. (author note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
After losing his hearing, a piano man finds new musical life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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FIRE DRILL by Paul Dubois Jacobs
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2010

"Every classroom should start the year off with this one. (Picture book. 4-6)"
"Simple done well" sums up this exploration of a near-universal childhood experience. Read full book review >

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HARRIET JACOBS by Jean Fagan Yellin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Yellin's fine reconstruction of an impressive personality should firmly embed Jacobs in American cultural history. (16-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
Graceful, honorable portrait, extensively documented and annotated, of the woman who wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.Read full book review >