Search Results: "Carol Gardner"


BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS ZELDA AND THE FROG by Carol Gardner
ANIMALS
Released: June 7, 2011

"Without a warts-and-all depiction of the odious frog and his subsequent transformation into a handsome prince, the fairy tale loses its bite. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-8) "
Dog meets frog in this amusing retelling of "The Frog Prince," which uses photographs of costumed English bulldogs against computer-generated backgrounds to illustrate the fairy tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"A bit like an overlong home movie."
Adoring biography of a pioneering African-American businessman from his niece and grandniece. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"With generous font, ample white space, and charming pencil drawings on most pages, this is a series young readers can latch onto. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The five dolls from The Countess's Calamity (2003) are back in the second installment of Gardner's series. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE WELCOME, UNIVERSE by Whitney Gardner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Julia's strong voice and multifaceted background offer an eye-catching glimpse of graffiti culture while introducing deaf culture. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A deaf, Indian-American teen with a flair for graffiti learns how to make her mark. Read full book review >

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PERDITA by Faith Gardner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"An edgy, intriguing debut novel of suspense, suspicion, and surprise. (Suspense. 14-18)"
When she starts seeing the ghost of her sister's recently drowned friend, troubled 16-year-old Arielle worries she may be "a little bit crazy." Read full book review >

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THE SILVER BLADE by Sally Gardner
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A luscious melodrama, rich in sensuous detail from horrific to sublime, with an iridescent overlay of magic. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The thrilling conclusion to the tale begun in The Red Necklace (2008) plunges readers back into the filthy and terrifying streets of Paris in 1794, when a single word can betray one to death by guillotine and no one can be trusted. Read full book review >

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I, CORIANDER by Sally Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Deft and dulcet language, a cast of supporters not the least of whom is Coriander's loving stepsister Hester, and the tie to a grim historical season will hold readers fast. (historical background) (Historical fiction/fantasy. 10-14)"
Coriander is nine when her story begins (15 when it closes), living by London Bridge on the Thames during Cromwell's time. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Perhaps it was a slow year for short science fiction, but whatever the reason, this installment in Dozois's eminent series is a disappointment."
The latest in this admirable annual series features one less story (23 vs. 24) than last year's, and it might have been better if had included even fewer. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2003

"For all libraries, absolutely."
Without question, the Dozois SF annuals deserve rosettes. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2002

"The pure stuff."
As ever, Dozois leads his anthology with a homerun by Ian R. MacLeod and follows it with a second MacLeod, "Isabel of the Fall." Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2007

"No question as to the quality of the material here; the drawback is overfamiliarity."
Stories that couldn't be squeezed into 2005's Volume 1: a baker's dozen of novellas and short novels, 1985-2002, arranged chronologically. Read full book review >

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GRENDEL by John Gardner
Released: Sept. 17, 1971

"At the close one is not sure if the savior is 'blithe of his deed,' but Gardner, the word-pleaser, should be."
As in Resurrection (1966) and The Wreckage of Agathon (1970) Gardner demonstrates his agility at juggling metaphysical notions while telling a diverting tale. Read full book review >