Search Results: "T.D. Jakes"


BOOK REVIEW

ON THE SEVENTH DAY by T.D. Jakes
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"This preachy parable is only for die-hard Jakes fans."
Someone is stalking the little girls of New Orleans and leaving their poor bodies to be found on the seventh day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLRAY JAKES WALKS THE PLANK by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"The EllRay Jakes stories are just right for his real-life peers; short enough to be read by kids getting comfortable with chapter booksand also enjoyable and authentic. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The third installment in this series about third-grader with a penchant for "messing up" (EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken, 2011, etc.) revisits an unfortunately evergreen theme from the first book: bullying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLRAY JAKES IS NOT A CHICKEN! by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"EllRay's struggles and eventual success coping with bullying, a hot-button topic, ring true, and kids who enjoyed previous Emma stories will appreciate this take from the boys' side. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The creator of the series about third-grader Emma McGraw (Only Emma, 2005, etc.) focuses on a new character here: EllRay Jakes, one of Emma's classmates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLRAY JAKES IS A ROCK STAR! by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A welcome addition to the tales from Oak Glen Primary School. (Fiction. 7-11)"
This second series entry (EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken, 2011) features an unofficial popularity contest and EllRay's struggles to extricate himself from the fix he gets into after he tries to take a shortcut to earn the respect of his classmates. Read full book review >

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JONNY JAKES INVESTIGATES THE HAMBURGERS OF DOOM by Malcolm Judge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Exactly what's to be expected when you take candy from five-eyed purple extraterrestrials. (Science fiction. 8-10)"
An investigative journalist saves his school from a fate worse than lunch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A good read for anyone interested in confidence men and the history of Wall Street."
The tale of an early-20th-century con man who swindled millions through horse racing, mining claims, and penny stocks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2007

"A fitting tribute to the race course that once featured Seabiscuit, War Admiral, Discovery and Whirlaway."
Terrific portrait of the 2000 season at Suffolk Downs, a mid-level, blue-collar, East Boston racetrack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLESTON by John Jakes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"The author's pleasure in this many-voiced hymn to his home state of 25 years comes through strongly: popular historical fiction at its most readable."
Jakes (On Secret Service, 2000, etc.) takes another big bite out of southern history with a tragic multigenerational saga set in Charleston, South Carolina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRIME TIME by John Jakes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Happily, then, the Kent Family's gain was nobody's loss."
Political correctness has blunted Samuel Johnson's observation that a woman preaching was like a dog walking on its hind legs—the wonder was not that it was done well, but that it was done at all—but its point is still relevant to this collection of a dozen reprints, most from the 1950s and '60s, by the bestselling author of the Kent Family Chronicles (The Bastard, etc.). Read full book review >