Search Results: "Wyclef Jean"


BOOK REVIEW

PURPOSE by Wyclef Jean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Slick, unwieldy overview of Jean's stardom and humanitarian ambitions."
Reflective memoir from a breakout hip-hop star of the 1990s, served with a generous helping of braggadocio. Read full book review >

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YONDERFEL’S CASTLE by Jean Gralley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The result is a dry twist on a universal truth: Truly, no good deed goes unpunished. (Picture book. 5-9)"
King Yonderfel was once revered for his generous spirit; he beckoned all travelers to visit until his castle overflowed with guests. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT A BOOK by Jean Jullien
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2016

"A decidedly mixed bag of ideas that does not quite come together. (Board book. 3-5)"
This unusual board book is a visual ode to both the rectangular and things that open and close. Read full book review >

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BEFORE & AFTER by Jean Jullien
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2017

"Older preschoolers maturing from concrete thinking to more abstract thought will find this a hoot. (Board book. 3-5)"
Whimsical illustrations challenge young readers to go beyond the obvious. Read full book review >

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THE MOON CAME DOWN ON MILK STREET by Jean Gralley
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A gentle, heartfelt tribute to those who work together in emergencies. (Picture book. 4-6)"
There's a touch of In the Night Kitchen to this dreamlike, comforting episode. Read full book review >

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WE'LL NEVER BE APART by Emiko Jean
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Realistic characters make good use of a gothic setting that will attract anyone with a taste for the edge. (Thriller. 12-16) "
Can Alice ever unravel her relationship with her twin sister, Cellie? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF DIAMONDS by Jean Milne
Released: Feb. 28, 2000

"Good for the inevitable school reports. (glossary, related reading, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A useful but hardly fascinating look at what should be an absorbing subject. Read full book review >

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THE HOARDERS by Jean Stringam
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Yet resourceful Cheyenne's authentic voice is lovable enough to make this a worthy if at times implausible read. (discussion questions) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cheyenne, ten, and his brother, Joaquin, five, hoard food. Read full book review >

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MUCH ADO ABOUT GRUBSTAKE by Jean Ferris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2006

"Twenty-four carat fun. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Rustle up a feisty, independent 16-year-old-girl named Arley who runs a rundown boarding house for three oddball, panned-out gold miners; a stranger dressed in black who rides into town on a black horse; a silver-tongued city slicker who offers to pay big bucks for tapped-out mines; a handsome newspaper editor wooed, to Arley's chagrin, by prissy, pretty Lacey dressed in dimity and lace gloves; and a baker named Wing Lee, known for his Chinese medicinal teas. Read full book review >

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MRS. PICCOLO'S EASY CHAIR by Jean Jackson
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This sly swipe at both authority and disobedience has on its side child's-sized absurdity, and pleasurably gaudy artwork from Greenseid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This tale of a ravenous easy chair starts out innocently enough: Mrs. Piccolo and her billowy, cheese-puff-devouring chair enjoy each other's company—the chair so likes Mrs. Piccolo it sometimes won't let her go. Read full book review >