Search Results: "Ciarán Collins"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GAMAL by Ciarán Collins
Released: July 23, 2013

"A ferocious, heartbreaking confessional with a real voice."
An adolescent boy in a rural Irish village recounts the terrible events that befall him and his closest friends, in this debut novel from an Irish author. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL COLLINS by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite minor shortcomings, this is the best life of Collins now available, published just in time to coincide with Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson in the lead role."
A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. Read full book review >

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WILKIE COLLINS by Peter Ackroyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A compact, pithy, and generous biography of a novelist who found great success despite writing in the age of Dickens, Eliot, and Trollope."
The latest installment in the author's Brief Lives series is dedicated to the popular British novelist Wilkie Collins (1824-1889). Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Readers will be charmed by Mamie's story of hope in a difficult moment in American history. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's 1969, and 10-year-old Mamie Anderson is writing letters to Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. Read full book review >

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COLLINS COMPLETE WORKS OF OSCAR WILDE by Oscar Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A necessary volume for libraries and a very welcome one for those wishing to explore more of the facets of one of the most original minds of late—Victorian England."
paper 0-00-472383-X Almost from the moment of his death in1900, Oscar Wilde's astonishingly large and diverse body of work has been dismissed by a succession of critics as mediocre, distinguished only by—in the words of the Times Literary Supplement——one perfect play, one memorable poem, and —De Profundis.—— This hefty gathering of his plays, stories, poems, essays, and criticism has been continuously in print in England since 1948, suggesting that a persistent body of readers feels otherwise. Read full book review >

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DOODLEDAY by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A nifty heir to Harold and the Purple Crayon. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Mom departs for the store with emphatic instructions that Harvey mustn't draw because today is "Doodleday," but Harvey doesn't obey this baffling edict. Read full book review >

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DEAR VAMPA by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Patricia Polacco's The Graves Family (2003) would doubtless have made more resilient neighbors. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a letter to his Transylvanian grandfather young Bram Pire tallies complaints against his new next-door neighbors the Wolfsons: They stay up and make noise all day. Read full book review >

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GERMS by Ross Collins
by Ross Collins, illustrated by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"The premise of a good-hearted chicken-pox germ that can choose to work against illness doesn't make sense and belies the implied science education, but well-designed pictures provide cartoony amusement for the snot-loving crowd. (fact file) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sweet, eagerly gross illustrations improve this tale that's unsure whether it wants to be partly educational or just goofy. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A BEAR ON MY CHAIR by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Silly, laugh-out-loud fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A bear has settled himself in a mouse's chair, and nothing will move him. Read full book review >