Search Results: "Tom Jarvis"


BOOK REVIEW

TRAIN OF CONSEQUENCES by Tom Jarvis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A thoughtful and empathetic book about young men in crisis—well worth a read, especially for teenagers."
Fed up with their traumatic lives, two distraught teenagers run away from home but find that life on their own is not what they expected. Read full book review >

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LAZY DAVE by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A delightfully drawn and amusing take on what the pet does when the owner is away. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dave appears to be one lazy dog, but what his unsuspecting owner doesn't know is that this sleepwalking canine might just save the day. Read full book review >

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ALAN'S BIG, SCARY TEETH by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Lackluster. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A vain, toothy alligator learns a lesson. Read full book review >

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WHO IS HAPPY? by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2016

"Despite flaws, valuable practice at a crucial skill. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young children get plenty of practice identifying 12 key emotions in this interactive question-and-answer book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRED FORGETS by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Humorous but mean-spirited, this story about clever mind control that is only stopped by brute force is an unnecessary addition to the picture-book shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An impish monkey gets a comeuppance when pal Fred wakes up to some not-so-subtle mental bullying. Read full book review >

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AN ALPHABET IN SILHOUETTE by Natalie Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"An imaginative book that children old enough to have the dexterity needed to create shadow images will thoroughly enjoy. (Board book. 4-8)"
Hand shadows introduce all sorts of animals from A to Z in this large-format board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THORN OGRES OF HAGWOOD by Robin Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Fantasy adventure fans will be grateful for the cliffhanger ending that promises another installment. (Fiction. 10-15)"
The author of the Deptford Mice trilogy extends his trademark blend of fantasy and horror into an entirely imaginary world. Read full book review >

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THE DARK PORTAL by Robin Jarvis
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Although not right for every reader, Jarvis has delivered a robust book with a big-canvas plot that is tailor made for lovers of fantasy adventure and animal characters. (cast of characters, afterword) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Popular in England but never before published in America, the first book of Jarvis's fantasy trilogy depicts an epic battle between good and evil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAR IN HAGWOOD by Robin Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"A comfortably formulaic woodland epic finds resolution in widespread slaughter and melodramatic flourishes. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The (literally) heartless queen of the Unseelie Court meets her thoroughly deserved fate at last at the hands of some of the forest's humblest residents in this trilogy closer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"With his second examination of the Internet, Jarvis delivers a readable, interesting package that probably won't be relevant enough to make an impact."
In which we learn the meaning and use of the word "publicness." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK WATERS OF HAGWOOD by Robin Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"It offers some creepy moments and critters, but it's more often a pale imitation of one of Brian Jacques' woodland epics. With slime. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Over 10 years after Thorn Ogres of Hagwood (2002), a middle volume appears, doing more to indulge the author's love of grotesque magical creatures than advance his derivative plotline. Read full book review >