Search Results: "Anne Yvonne Gilbert"


BOOK REVIEW

JESUS IS BORN by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An excellent choice for church libraries and Christian families who want a contemporary retelling of the Christmas story. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
This retelling of the Nativity story by a prolific author of Christian books for children recounts the narrative of the birth of Jesus and surrounding events. Read full book review >

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THE FROG PRINCE by Kathy-jo Wargin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"The Grimms' ending, in which the prince's faithful servant Henry's iron bands about his chest are loosed for joy at his master's return and marriage, is also included. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-9)"
A very pretty rendering of this difficult story. Read full book review >

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ABOUT YVONNE by Donna Masini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"A potentially interesting short story overinflated."
This debut by a prizewinning poet is a latecomer to bad-girl fiction, with all its candid sex-talk, and also furthers that most contemporary of tropes—the novel as extended whine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Not the definitive biography, then, and certainly not for casual G&S fans—but the most authoritative effort of its kind thus far, and, particularly considering the often-academic content, crisply readable. (16 pages b&w illustrations)"
Stedman, editor of a collection of Gilbert's non-G&S works (Gilbert Before Sullivan, 1967), now offers a solid, stylish, well- researched critical biography—which effectively emphasizes the Victorian-theater context of Gilbert's writings but fails to pay proper attention to his genius as a lyricist. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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QUEEN ANNE by Anne Somerset
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2103

"Anne's natural reserve and her instinct for discretion has led historians to believe that she was weak and dominated by women of stronger character. Somerset's impressive scholarship debunks that belief and shows Anne as a masterful, even authoritative, queen who survived the influence of her 'friends.'"
Somerset (The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV, 2004) delivers an exhaustive and easily readable history of a queen trying to emulate Elizabeth I with none of the Tudor forcefulness and too much of the Stuart feebleness. Read full book review >

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GILBERT THE HERO by Jane Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"This fish story smells stale already. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Big brother shark thinks quickly and saves the day. Read full book review >

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GILBERT THE GREAT by Jane Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: June 5, 2005

"Youngsters will sympathize with Gilbert, and take comfort in the outcome of Clarke's sweet story, which she manages to tell with sensitivity and humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When his best friend Raymond moves away, Gilbert, a great white shark, is terribly sad. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A handsome addition to the author's tapestry of his Massachusetts purlieus, by now as closely observed as Gilbert White's Selborne. (Photos throughout)"
Another artful piece of creative nonfiction from Mitchell (Following the Sun, 2002, etc.) rediscovers the life of a multitalented African-American assistant. Read full book review >

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ANNE & HENRY by Dawn Ius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Clever and compelling storytelling from a promising writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are reimagined as private school hooligans (of course). Read full book review >