Search Results: "Phillip Jennings"


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NAM-A-RAMA by Phillip Jennings
Released: March 1, 2005

"Veterans and military fans may be entertained, but the general audience will likely founder on the whimsy."
Tall tales of the flying war in Vietnam mix successfully, for the most part, with adventures both amusing and hair-raising in Southeast Asia. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MEXICO by Phillip Jennings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2007

"Jennings is still no threat to Christopher Buckley, and he's a little too long-winded, but amusing."
The heroes from Jennings's whimsical 2005 Nam-A-Rama pop up in mid-1970s Mexico, where the president's life is on the line and the world's prostitutes have revolution on the brain. Read full book review >

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THE DEADLY 7 by Garth Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Muddled but fun, with a notably subversive premise. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
With help from seven loyal but decidedly iffy companions, 11-year-old Nelson sets out to rescue his kidnapped older sister. Read full book review >

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GUINEA DOG by Patrick Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"The school characters are fairly one dimensional, but the undeniably funny plot moves along, and readers into beginning chapter books should enjoy this wry story of wish fulfillment. (Animal fantasy. 7-9)"
A humorous story about an unusual pet. Read full book review >

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FAITH AND THE ELECTRIC DOGS by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A great read-aloud, y un libro perfecto! (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
A joy—an original, uniquely funny first novel that is thought-provoking as well, from a witty ambassador of languages and cultures. Read full book review >

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UNMENTIONABLE! by Paul Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

From a popular Australian writer, nine more stories in a follow-up to Uncanny! and Unreal! Read full book review >

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UNCOVERED! by Paul Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Backward Step''), play off the array of puns, fecal jokes, and macabre plot twists; Jennings may shock adults, but his tales are guaranteed to delight less-practiced readers. (Short stories. 11- 13)"
The author of Unmentionable! (1993) and other unforgettable! collections offers nine more stories in the same outrageous vein. Read full book review >

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NINE NAUGHTY KITTENS by Linda Jennings
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The positive message and endearing conclusion that reunites the kittens with their mother make this book a winner for members of the learning-to-count set, and for cat-lovers, as well. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Nine Naughty Kittens (42 pp.; $14.95; Oct.; 1-888444-62-2) A rhyming counting book launches nine boisterous kittens on a mission to reunite their family. Read full book review >

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RAPTOR by Gary Jennings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1992

"Along the way, it also offers some thought-provoking critiques on Christianity and its origins."
Jennings (Spangle, etc.) takes over 900 pages to tell the epic story of Thorn, a fifth-century Goth wanderer who becomes friend and counselor to Theodoric the Great, the Ostrogoth king who temporarily revitalized the decaying Roman Empire. Read full book review >

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2017 SOCIAL SECURITY GUIDE by Bob Jennings
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2017

"An accessible and helpful primer for those thinking about Social Security."
Jennings (Paid For, 2017, etc.) walks retirees through the federal social insurance program in this manual.Read full book review >

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A JOURNEYMAN TO GRIEF by Maureen Jennings
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"A surprisingly tender tale of slavery, addiction, violence and revenge served ice-cold. "
An interrupted 19th-century honeymoon ends 38 years later in a violent outburst. Read full book review >