Search Results: "Charles Gilman"


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THE SLITHER SISTERS by Charles Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Worth a look for fans of Spiderwick and the ever-living Goosebumps. (Humorous horror. 9-12)"
Ancient squirming evil from dark dimensions beyond threatens to take over the world—starting with the student-council presidency. Read full book review >

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TEACHER'S PEST by Charles Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"Good, gross and ghoulish. Thankfully Substitute Creature's only a summer away. (Humorous horror. 9-12)"
Insectile legions led by demons from dimensions beyond threaten poor beleaguered Lovecraft Middle School. Read full book review >

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PROFESSOR GARGOYLE by Charles Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Delectable hints of age-appropriate, Lovecraftian Otherness…with none of the purple prose. (Humorous horror. 9-12)"
Can unnameable forces of ancient evil be recycled? Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Feb. 20, 1970

"Among other things, Mrs. Pollifax makes a fast exit via helicopter—as very amateur pilot."
Mrs. Pollifax is as amazing in this as she was unexpected (The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, 1966) before. Read full book review >

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A NEW KIND OF COUNTRY by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Aug. 4, 1978

"Quietly, cumulatively engaging."
As her youngest son left home, the creator of Mrs. Pollifax, anticipating "an unemployed heart," bought a small house on the Nova Scotia coast, venturing upon a girlhood dream of independence and self-reliance. Read full book review >

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INCIDENT AT BADAMYA by Dorothy Gilman
Released: April 19, 1989

"Gilman's skill and imagination make it all work—to the reader's pleasure and satisfaction."
An intriguing mix of high adventure and fantasy marks one of the author's rare departures from her Mrs. Pollifax series (Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TIGHTROPE WALKER by Dorothy Gilman
Released: June 1, 1979

"Gilman (of Pollifax fame) never finds quite the right tone for all this—it wavers somewhere between cute and pretentious—but Amelia's a disarming narrator, and everything moves along with free-form jauntiness."
When rich, withdrawn orphan Amelia Jones impulsively buys a Pennsylvania junk shop, she finds a message crammed into an old hurdy-gurdy: "They're going to kill me soon. . . . Read full book review >

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A NUN IN THE CLOSET by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Jan. 10, 1974

"Sister John's pansy cheer is a bit hard to take."
Those who remember E.G. Robinson in the movie Brother Orchid will find this apple-checked tale about a Mafia-hit rescued in nun's clothing a frail substitute. Read full book review >

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ICE CLAW by David Gilman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 13, 2010

"Look for a third book in the Danger Zone series to follow—Max still has questions at the end of this one. (Thriller. 11 & up)"
Gilman introduced Max Gordon in The Devil's Breath (2007), which sent this adventurous teen across Africa in pursuit of his missing father. Read full book review >

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Angels Ten! by Richard Gilman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 23, 2012

"A highly engaging memoir of flying the not-so-friendly skies."
An airman recalls his brushes with death—including four crashes while serving as a fighter pilot—in this sharply pitched World War II memoir. Read full book review >

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THUNDERER by Felix Gilman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Slow to start, and increasingly amorphous toward the end, but memorably imaginative, with intriguing characters and flashes of genuine originality: impressive and highly promising."
Gilman debuts with a sprawling Victorian-style fantasy. Read full book review >