Search Results: "Clive Gifford"


BOOK REVIEW

GIFFORD by Frank Gifford
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Like the man himself, this long-awaited memoir by football Hall-of-Famer and broadcaster Gifford is a measured, straightforward, good-natured piece of work. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GLOBAL PUZZLE CHALLENGE WITH GOOGLE EARTH by Clive Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Use in conjunction with a conventional atlas, which requires—better yet, allows for—more imagination. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
This modestly oversized volume is a Google Earth launch vehicle for young grade-schoolers. Read full book review >

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10 EXPLORERS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD by Clive Gifford
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The simultaneously published Ten Leaders Who Changed The World (ISBN: 978-0-7534-6104-4) is no better, though at least the cast of modern heroes (Gandhi, Mandela) and tyrants (Hitler, Mao Zedong) is more multicultural in scope. (Collective biography. 10-12)"
A grandiose title and melodramatic, superhero-style art fail to lift Gifford's profiles of familiar explorers above the routine. Read full book review >

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CLIVE AND HIS BABIES by Jessica Spanyol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"In a world where toy aisles and sometimes book racks are explicitly and implicitly gendered, Clive's love of baby dolls, frilly hats, glitter, and bags of all sorts is a breath of fresh air. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Meet Clive, a white toddler who loves to play with his toys, his accessories, and his friends. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL CLIVE BARKER by Clive Barker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Barker's best fiction should be read in its entirety; still, this generous collection offers seductive proof of the redoubtable imaginative power of one of our boldest inventors."
A mega-anthology of (mostly) excerpts from novels and plays by the popular and critically acclaimed horror writer whose increasingly ambitious work keeps pushing against genre boundaries. Read full book review >

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SPRING CHICKEN by Bill Gifford
NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2015

"Gifford skillfully navigates the many strands of aging research to create an entertaining narrative of the perils of getting old."
Examination of the science behind humanity's obsession with aging and staving off death. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"Young readers will find in Roy a worthy companion for a trip to a Chicago that doesn't exist anymore. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Forty-one stories bring postwar Chicago to life through the eyes of Gifford's alter-ego, Roy, who acts as a witness to a bygone era. Read full book review >

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LEDYARD by Bill Gifford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"An enthusiastic account: Gifford clearly relishes the chance to retrace his idol's steps."
The travails of an elusive 18th-century traveler, brought to life by a biographer who goes to great lengths to get under his subject's skin. Read full book review >

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BABY CAT-FACE by Barry Gifford
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Fine for fans of Gifford's caricatures and violent absurdity, but for most a predictable cocktail about life's losers, swirled gaudily together like layers of sweet liqueurs: It goes down easy but feels kind of awful afterward. (Author tour)"
A New Orleans lowlife novel by bohemian wannabe Gifford (Arise and Walk, 1994, etc.) that offers up a violent caricature of tabloid life and fundamentalist religionsall while striking a trendy pose of French decadence. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2007

"Strictly for the fan club."
A loosely fitting collection of shaggy-dog stories, anecdotes and book reports by novelist and screenwriter Gifford (The Stars Above Veracruz, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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WYOMING by Barry Gifford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Short as it is, this one seems too long by far."
Continuing to cultivate the static side of his sensibilities, the prolific Gifford (The Sinaloa Story, 1998, etc.) here presents a road story featuring a mother and son who drive around the US for a few years, talking about life. Read full book review >