Books by Yvonne Gilbert

OFF THE PAGE by Jodi Picoult
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"Though it lacks the depth of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart series, the story is at its best when it's taken as a metafictive exploration of the relationship between a reader and a beloved book. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
What happens when a happily-ever-after is no longer guaranteed? Read full book review >
BETWEEN THE LINES by Jodi Picoult
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"Fizzy fairy-tale fun. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
In her first foray into teen fiction, Picoult and her co-author daughter deliver an enjoyable, metafictive twist on the traditional teen-romance novel. Read full book review >
THE ICE DRAGON by George R.R. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Fantasy readers who want a shorter read might like this offering. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A repackaging of a 1980 fantasy story about Adara, a winter child who is called on to save her world from destructive fiery dragons. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, MY ANGEL by Billy Joel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Somehow, it sounds better when he sings it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There are a number of songs-into-picture-books that work easily and even beguilingly in both formats—this is not one of them. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S BIBLE STORIES by Miriam Chaikin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The appealing jacket features the Peaceable Kingdom with a child astride a flower-bedecked lion; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Save the Children. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Twenty-six of the best known Old Testament stories—Adam and Eve, Noah, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Jonah, Daniel in the lion's den, etc.—skillfully condensed and paraphrased, yet retaining their inherent drama: an impressive example of high- quality bookmaking that is far less wordy and more beautiful than most Bible story collections. Read full book review >