Search Results: "Claire Gillman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KIDS' SUMMER FUN BOOK by Claire  Gillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"There are some worthwhile projects here, but many don't come cheap and most require more skill and supervision than the text recommends. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
For nervous parents facing endless summer days and kids who have the "I'm bored" bug, this is a mixed bag of activities, games, crafts and recipes that will help stave off the doldrums. Read full book review >

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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME by Alec Gillman
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Jan. 31, 1993

"For baseball history buffs of all ages. (Picture book. 5+)"
The rollicking, perennially popular song, written in 1908- -with Jack Norworth's lyrics and the chords for the chorus included, plus ``The [two] Original Verses,'' but not the tune to go with them. Read full book review >

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My Father, Humming by Jonathan Gillman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Clean, spare poems that resonate."
In this poetry collection, Gillman (The Magic Ring, 2000) considers his father's slow descent into dementia. Read full book review >

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GRASSLANDS by Jonathan Gillman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1993

"A small auspicious triumph, from a writer whose ear is almost unerring and whose empathy seldom flags."
Twenty-three interrelated stories, set near the Missouri River in a small South Dakota town, tell the story of a lonely woman who has lost nearly everyone. Read full book review >

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MONKEY AND THE LITTLE ONE by Claire Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"The story looks beautiful, but the depths of the issue are never plumbed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mouse disturbs a monkey's tranquility but soon turns from irksome to indispensable in Alexander's tale of friendship's often strange course. Read full book review >

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GRUMPY PANTS by Claire Messer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"Really well turned, with balance, momentum, and all the right notes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The grumps are particularly vexing when you are a little penguin and you don't even know where they came from. Read full book review >

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MOON OVER MANIFEST by Claire Vanderpool
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"The absolute necessity of story as a way to redemption and healing past wounds is at the heart of this beautiful debut, and readers will cherish every word up to the heartbreaking yet hopeful and deeply gratifying ending. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
When 12-year-old Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kan., in 1936 to stay with her father's boyhood friend, little does she know her sojourn will take her back, via mesmerizing tales, newspaper clippings, curious mementoes and World War I letters, to Manifest as it was in 1918—and into the life of the mysterious boy nicknamed Jinx. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 11, 1990

Based on interviews with adult men and women whose parents were divorced when they were children, this study by a free-lance journalist of the effects of divorce is heartfelt but unsatisfying. Read full book review >

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PROTECTED by Claire Zorn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A story that defies the 'dead sister' genre and questions the very structure of familial relationships. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When your sister dies, your life is supposed to get worse. But how should you feel if it actually gets a little better? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 1993

"The merits of what might have been a useful biography are squandered here in stylistic excess and single-minded scholarship."
California psychoanalyst Douglas turns a fascinated but short- sighted eye to the life of Christiana Morgan, a woman of influence in the formative years of American psychoanalysis. Read full book review >