Search Results: "Cole Gibsen"


BOOK REVIEW

LIFE UNAWARE by Cole Gibsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"This well-intentioned story would have profited from a more delicate touch. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The persecutor becomes the persecuted when personal texts and emails are leaked, outing Regan Flay as the scheming mean girl she really is. Read full book review >

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SENSHI by Cole Gibsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2013

"Never terribly fraught or demanding, but with a twisty plot and death-defying action, this romance delivers teen yearning with martial arts kicks. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Rileigh, or Senshi as she was once known, is a sassy high school girl in love with her boyfriend, Kim. It just so happens that her relationship with Kim has spanned 500 years—Rileigh is a powerful, reincarnated samurai warrior. Read full book review >

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SHINOBI by Cole Gibsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2014

"A swift tale of romance for the young teen with a warrior heart. (Paranormal romance. 12-15)"
Rileigh, a beautiful reincarnated samurai, is starting a new life in the finale to the Katana trilogy, which tones down the action even as it ramps up the supernatural suspense. Read full book review >

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KATANA by Cole Gibsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2012

"Pass. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
An ordinary St. Louis teen finds that she has a distinctly un-ordinary legacy when she's attacked in a shopping-mall parking lot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Readers will connect with Rosy's troubles and share her contentment when she comes out on top once more. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's hard to believe, but Greenwald's Rosy Cole (Rosy Cole: She Walks in Beauty, 1994, etc.) is in eighth grade—``Top of the Heap''—at Miss Read's School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLE PORTER by William McBrien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"McBrien obviously appreciates and loves his subject, but his book lacks two things needed to convey Porter's essence: wit and rue. (72 illustrations, not seen)"
A comprehensive biography that ultimately seems rather like a 400-page Cole Porter song list. Read full book review >

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ROSY COLE by Sheila Greenwald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A good time from Greenwald (My Fabulous New Life, 1993, etc.) and a painless lesson in the true meaning of beauty. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Witty, engaging Rosy Cole has discovered real beauty in her new friend, Christi McCurry. Read full book review >

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NOEL AND COLE by Stephen Citron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1993

"Coward's own Future Indefinite, 1986, and Charles Schwartz's Cole Porter, 1977). (Thirty halftones)"
Witty, urbane, and enormously gifted, Noel Coward and Cole Porter were both born in small towns and encouraged by strong mothers. Read full book review >

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NAT KING COLE by Daniel Mark Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Could use a bit more edge, but Cole emerges as a lovable man with forgivably human flaws—and, more to the point, a great artist in both the jazz and pop idioms. (b&w photos)"
An effusively admiring biography of the brilliant jazz pianist whose mellow crooning made him one of the first black performers to win mainstream success with white audiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD KING COLE by Iza Trapani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A pleasant-enough diversion. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What can all the characters in Mother Goose's world do when the reveler in chief runs out of revelry? Read full book review >

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I'LL TAKE YOU TO MRS COLE! by Nigel Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

Whenever a young black boy makes a mess, his mother threatens to take him to Mrs. Cole's ramshackle house. Read full book review >

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MRS. COLE ON AN ONION ROLL by Kalli Dakos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Nickelodeon,'' this volume will appeal to those who appreciate the anything-can-happen environment of Miss Nelson's classroom or the Magic School Bus. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Fewer selections (32 vs. 38), shorter verses, full-color illustrations, and an absence of the serious poems of If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand (1990) gear Dakos's collection to a younger audience than her earlier work. Read full book review >