Search Results: "Tim Jeal"


BOOK REVIEW

FOR GOD AND GLORY by Tim Jeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"One of those rare novels that raises big questions and, without being didactic, tries to answer them with a story that satisfies richly on every level."
A splendidly nuanced story of four late Victorians trying to live with honor amid conflicting moral imperatives in British Colonial Africa. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An enjoyable adventure story. For a broader scope, see Adam Hochschild's King Leopold's Ghost (1998)."
An account of the hardships, backstabbing and fierce determination of a group of British adventurers who explored the headwaters of the Nile River. Read full book review >

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Grant Me Timely Grace by Tim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2010

"A moderately entertaining but wrongheaded Civil War thriller."
Loyalties are tested in Woods' (Never Trust a Hero, 2011, etc.) novel, set in Civil War-era Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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THE BIG FIB by Tim Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, story. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A fib made right paves the way to intergenerational friendship. Read full book review >

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DODSWORTH IN TOKYO by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"The poetics of restraint could not be better displayed. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Timing is everything. Read full book review >

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RISE AND SHINE! by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"The cub fills the ark with toy animals and pairs of obliging animal friends who continue to interact with the bears as they enjoy some lemonade and a walk through the woods. (music notation) (Picture book. 2-6)"
The appealing bears introduced by Warnes in his version of Jesus Loves Me! (2006) return as the main characters in another satisfying treatment of a traditional children's religious song. Read full book review >

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CHALK & CHEESE by Tim Warnes
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"While adult readers who have traveled with little ones will empathize with the indulgent Chalk, its appeal to children is less clear. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A white dog named Chalk and a cheerful British mouse named Cheese explore New York City together in this well-intentioned but confusing story. Read full book review >

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WORLD TEAM by Tim Vyner
by Tim Vyner, illustrated by Tim Vyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"A possibility for classroom use, kids will find this enjoyable enough, but thin. (Picture book. 4-7)"
At the same moment around the world, kids are playing, watching, or thinking about soccer. Read full book review >

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WARNING! by Tim Warnes
by Tim Warnes, illustrated by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"It's hard to sympathize with anyone here. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Take a bunny, put it in its second favorite thing—a magic top hat—and you get what is known as a population explosion. Read full book review >

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WALTER'S WONDERFUL WEB by Tim Hopgood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Not the strongest choice in terms of either shape learning or reflecting nature; still, this may get readers outside in search of webs. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A spider with no talent for making traditional spider webs teaches young children about shapes as well as perseverance. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT CHEESE ROBBERY by Tim Warnes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2015

"The throngs of felonious mice make this story worth the read. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fathers aren't afraid of anything—are they? Read full book review >

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FALCON by Tim Jessell
by Tim Jessell, illustrated by Tim Jessell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"The initial rural setting and avian protagonist may be unfamiliar to some readers, but the author/artist's admiration for the beauty of the natural world and the fascination of imagining another life shine through clearly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Gorgeous artwork and an unusual subject will likely boost the appeal of this (literal and figurative) flight of fancy. Read full book review >