Search Results: "Alasdair Bright"


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BEARS BEWARE by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"Young readers transitioning to chapter books will find themselves laughing while they empathize. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Mitchell thinks he isn't brave, so an overnight camping trip fills him with worry—and, besides, he doesn't want to celebrate his birthday in the woods. Read full book review >

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STAR TIME by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"These amusing tales feel increasingly cozy as the reader comes to know each character one by one; fans of the Zigzag Kids will anticipate the next. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Each slim volume of The Zigzag Kids series highlights one character among the diverse group of friends attending one afterschool program; in this fourth installment, Gina is convinced that she will be the shining star of the upcoming Afternoon Center play. Read full book review >

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NUMBER ONE KID by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Sequel Big Whopper publishes simultaneously (ISBN: 978-0-385-74688-5; PLB: 978-0-385-90926-6; paper: 978-0-553-49469-3). (Fiction. 6-9)"
This debut title in Giff's Zigzag Kids series introduces a large cast of characters who gather at the Afternoon Center of Zelda A. Zigzag School. Read full book review >

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FLYING FEET by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"The tension builds mildly, exploring the concept of individuality and the expanding pressures of growing up, demonstrating Giff's keen understanding of chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
The third in the Zigzag Kids series, which features a culturally diverse, tight-knit cast and focuses on one character per installment, turns to would-be inventor Charlie. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A work of rare insight that fills gaps glaringly evident in most public discourse. One minor complaint: The author spends too much time in this slender book rehashing events of the last decades and quoting from other books written about them."
A trenchant analysis of the last eight years of American political history. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING LEATHER by Alasdair Gray
Released: June 1, 1991

"But the sum, unfortunately, is not equal to the often very good parts."
Combining what he calls ``the amenities of a novel with the variety of a story collection,'' Scottish author Gray (Lanark, The Fall of Kelvin Walker) presents a witty, if uneven, tale of four women brought together by ``something leather.'' Set mostly in Glasgow, at a time when the city is poised for urban renewal, the vignettes here concern the past lives of the four women. Read full book review >

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TEN TALES TALL AND TRUE by Alasdair Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"A remarkably unpretentious mix of wit and wisdom infused with a palpable delight in telling stories that will never turn stale."
In this collection of (in fact) more than ten stories noted Scottish writer Alasdair Gray (Poor Things, 1993) again displays both his artistic talents—the illustrations are his own—and his sometimes quirky, but always original storytelling gifts. Read full book review >

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THE ENDS OF OUR TETHERS by Alasdair Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Let Gray be Gray, and he won't disappoint you."
A most curious collection of semiautobiographical stories, from the veteran Scots author (the Whitbread-winner Poor Things, 1993; etc.) and graphic artist. Read full book review >

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LOVE MONSTER AND THE PERFECT PRESENT by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The best gifts are those that come from the heart, and this book surely comes from Bright's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What to give the one you love? Read full book review >

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LOVE YOU HOO by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The loving parental sentiments ring true, and young listeners will chime in on the 'hoo' sounds throughout the story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A proud parent speaks of hopes and dreams for a young child. Read full book review >