Search Results: "Ursula Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

URSULA, UNDER by Ingrid Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2004

"Wildly uneven, awesomely ambitious: a mess, in fact, but you can't help but be impressed by the author's commitment and boldness."
Hill (Dixie Church Interstate Blues, stories, not reviewed) lards 2,500 years of history and misery onto the 17-hours-and-27-minutes-long drama of a little girl's rescue from a mineshaft. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAR TURN by Ursula Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Even Anglophiles should take pause. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
If you meet your double, does it mean one of you must die? Read full book review >

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THE LOST KING by Ursula Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"A violent, madcap, frequently entertaining scramble. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
After years hiding out in plain sight, a royal heir sparks a revolution in his conquered city. Read full book review >

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JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2011

"A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Charlie is catapulted into adulthood when Jasper Jones knocks on his window on a blisteringly hot Australian night and leads him to a hidden glade where a girl is hanging from a tree, bruised and bloody. Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Skippyjon Jones insists he's not a Siamese cat despite ears too big for his head and a head too big for his body. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHUCK JONES by Hugh Kenner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The other two are Greg Sarris's Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream, profiling the Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman, and Yvonne Fern's Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation, a discussion with the creator of Star Trek."
Dr. Seuss created the Grinch, but it took Chuck Jones to make him move. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Ursula Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"While one can nearly always use another gold-embossed fairy tale, this one fails to enchant. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
A version of the classic tale rich in color and design but less than satisfying in the telling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WITCH’S CHILDREN by Ursula Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Sorcerer's apprentice' fans will enjoy this airy variation on a theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Pigeons and squirrels beat hasty retreats when a trio of witch children saunters into the park one breezy day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS JONES by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

Even before sultry Elana Love walks into mild-mannered Paris Minton's life three months after his Watts bookstore opens, Mosley can't resist his signature scene: A pair of cops stroll into the shop determined to push Paris around just because he's a black man and it's 1954. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASEY JONES by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2001

Casey Jones, the King of the Iron Horse when the railroads ruled the land, gets polished to a hero's gleam in Drummond's rhymed telling of the stormy night he died. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The frequent, lengthy narrative asides, meant to be funny, will only add to readers' confusion and frustration. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this absurd adventure, insecure sixth grader Jackson falls into his Great Aunt Harriett's enormous hair. Read full book review >