Search Results: "Beatrice Gormley"


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NELSON MANDELA by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A complete, informative introduction to a nonviolent revolutionary and one of history's most important champions of human rights. (photos, timeline, glossary, source notes) (Biography. 10-14)"
A young troublemaker grows up to be a civil rights activist, president of his country and world leader in this overview of the life and work of the Nobel Prize-winning peacemaker. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Inspiring and incisive. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
One of those important pieces of history that somehow never made it into textbooks: the story of Maria Mitchell, a self-taught astronomer who discovered Comet Mitchell, served as an inspiring teacher, and was the first woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read full book review >

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SALOME by Beatrice Gormley
FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"A fresh look at an old story. (afterword) (Fiction. 12-16)"
An infamous teen femme fatale tells her side of this familiar New Testament story of desire and death. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS OF LIBERTY by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"In sum, the story conveys a flavor of an interesting period, but it never quite achieves the taste of grit on the tongue that the best Revolutionary War-era fiction offers. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Sally is powerfully drawn to her wealthy, Tory best friend, Kitty, but the rapidly evolving situation in colonial Boston has put their families on opposite sides of the emerging struggle. Read full book review >

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POISONED HONEY by Beatrice Gormley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 9, 2010

"Christian readers are well served here, but in today's religiously diverse society, non-Christians may feel uncomfortable with the doctrine that underlies the story. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this follow-up to her 2007 novel, Salome, Gormley gives readers the story of Mary Magdalene. Read full book review >

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POPE FRANCIS by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A serviceable biography that will serve the student who chooses Pope Francis as a subject well. (timeline, sources, photos) (Biography. 10-14)"
Pope Francis' life story. Read full book review >

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ELLIE'S BIRTHSTONE RING by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"B&w drawings not seen. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-9)"
The author of several contemporary fantasies (Mail-Order Wings, 1981) tells a realistic story about the two weeks before a seventh birthday. Read full book review >

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A LION IN PARIS by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"The lion atop the Eiffel Tower, mane blowing in the wind, captures the essence of this artful, whimsical delight. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This oversized book about a bored young lion who visits Paris to find "a job, love and a future" is worth every bit of paper and ink. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENTS AND THE CONSTITUTION by Ken Gormley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 10, 2016

"A useful, educational tome featuring top-drawer contributors—though female scholars are woefully underrepresented."
A fluidly fashioned collection of essays about how the roster of American presidents shaped the executive duties as defined in the Constitution. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS A CHILD? by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"If this did not follow the familiar trajectory of a book read before bedtime, it would be tempting to pull it entirely out of the category of children's picture books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A striking, illustrated musing on children and childhood. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"North American readers will come away with a greater appreciation for a substance they've likely not thought much about and the role it plays in children's lives across the globe. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Six children from around the world—Lucas (the mountains of Peru), Khadija (the coast of Mauritania), Dahlys (suburban Los Angeles), Saran (northern Bangladesh), Gamachu (southern Ethiopia) and Barfimoh (Tajikistan, near the Afghan border)—introduce themselves and their relationships with water in this engaging photo-essay. Read full book review >

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THE BUG NEXT DOOR by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"There's not one decent insect leg to stand on here. (Board book. 3-4)"
It's unfortunate that opposites attract in this dismal offering. Read full book review >