Search Results: "Amanda Gulliver"


BOOK REVIEW

AMANDA by Kay Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A well-traveled path with nary an unpredictable turn. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A first hardcover for the popular Hooper provides all the requisite thrills, chills, and hot-blooded romance, but this southern-style mystery, love story, should-be-a-TV-movie-of-the- week somehow lacks soul. Read full book review >

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GULLIVER SNIP by JuliaKay Kay
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Still, a nice foray into the realm of imagination. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The dedication in Kay's imaginative debut says it all: "For those who take adventures instead of taking baths." Read full book review >

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MY OWN LITTLE CHRISTMAS STORY by Christina Goodings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A simple, satisfying presentation of the most important events in the Nativity story. (Picture book/religion. 3-7)"
This British import is a gentle, simplified retelling of the Nativity story for younger children, from a prolific author of Christian books for children. Read full book review >

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GULLIVER QUICK by Maureen Earl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Still, Earl does keep the pasha-and-his-ladies theme going briskly if none too credibly."
Earl's first novel concerns a Picassoid American painter, Gulliver Quick, and the harem of women—mother, daughters, lovers, mistresses, wives—in attendance to him lifelong. Read full book review >

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GULLIVER IN LILLIPUT by Jonathan Swift
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2011

"Fix that, and the developers will have an app worthy of repeat visits. (iPad storybook/game app. 6-9) "
Younger video gamers will feel right at home in this abridged rendition's elaborately animated environment. Read full book review >

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AMANDA/MIRANDA by Richard Peck
FICTION
Released: March 11, 1980

"All in all, a gorgeously romantic, implausible affair comfy as eiderdown."
Peck has unearthed one of the hoariest of chimney-corner romantic devices—the wobbly course of love and intrigue when two young things of diverse origins and temperament look exactly alike and cross destinies; and he displays it here in late-Edwardian satin, with agile prose and a straight face. Read full book review >

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THE AMANDA PROJECT by Stella Lennon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A baldly predatory attempt to get into teens' wallets. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
According to popular Callie, Amanda Valentino was a quirky math genius who lived in a pretty, Victorian house. Read full book review >

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AMANDA BEAN'S AMAZING DREAM by Cindy Neuschwander
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"At the end of the book, Marilyn Burns (The Greedy Triangle, 1995, etc.) does a credible, if prim, job of explaining the broad contexts of multiplication to adults working with children. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The protagonist in this story has a sort of low-grade obsessive/compulsive disorder: "I count anything and everything," chirps Amanda. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN SWIFT’S GULLIVER by Martin Jenkins
ADVENTURE
Released: March 31, 2005

A handsomely packaged alternative for readers not quite up for the original, this abridgement pairs a toned-down, quicker-moving but otherwise substantially intact version of Gulliver's four voyages with a generous array of vignettes, larger drawings and paintings—all featuring craggy-featured, elaborately clad (except, of course, for the dignified Houyhnhnms and capering but discreetly posed Yahoos) grotesques in extravagantly detailed settings. Read full book review >

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GULLIVER IN LILLIPUT by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1995

"These act to highlight comedic moments and guarantee that accomplished readers will find the Swift behind the rendering. (Picture book. 7- 11)"
Hodges retells Swift's story of Lemuel Gulliver's strange run in with Lilliputians and the people of Blefuscu in a curious deadpan. Read full book review >

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AMANDA BRIGHT@HOME by Danielle Crittenden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2003

"Humorless policy-paper material, as if a right-wing Naomi Wolf were to write a novel."
First fiction from a well-known advice-giver to mothers (What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us, 1999), and the founder of Women's Quarterly. Read full book review >