Search Results: "Corinne L. Gaile"


BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS FREEDOM by Corinne L. Gaile
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"A moving, triumphant novel encapsulating a young girl's personal struggle for equality within the larger movement."
An engaging, evocative young adult novel about a preadolescent girl's involvement in the civil rights movement in Birmingham. Read full book review >

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Song of the Sending by Corinne O'Flynn
Released: Oct. 29, 2014

"A rollicking series opener that will leave readers eager for more despite its characters' occasionally befuddling behavior."
A teenager, his pet tiger, and his closest friends discover a magical new world in this YA fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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BAKING CAKES IN KIGALI by Gaile Parkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Born and raised in Zambia, Parkin offers a fascinating personal glimpse into a culture unfamiliar to most Americans, but better editing could have transformed her slightly stilted effort into a book to remember."
Colorful debut novel surrounds a cake-baking protagonist with a multinational cast of supporting characters. Read full book review >

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QUEENIE by Corinne Fenton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Sad indeed, but a little bland—though less traumatic in the telling than the stories of Jumbo or the Faithful Elephants (1988) killed at the Tokyo Zoo. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
In this true tale of an elephant that crushed a keeper after peacefully giving zoo visitors rides for nearly 40 years, Fenton tones the drama down to near nonexistence (for better or worse). Read full book review >

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VALENTINE SURPRISE by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Lily's solution is a salute to creativity, ingenuity and thinking outside the box; it will have all parents cheering her efforts and hoping that their own child takes a page from her book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For Lily, the week before Valentine's Day is filled with attempts to make the perfect heart for her Mom. Read full book review >

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SAYING GOODBYE TO LULU by Corinne Demas
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Hoyt's perceptive illustrations in watercolor with colored pencil and ink help create convincing personalities for both Lulu and the little girl and add a timeless, cozy quality that contributes to the story's reassuring tone. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lulu is a black-and-white, elderly dog who is adored by the unnamed narrator of this gracefully told story of love and loss. Read full book review >

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TWO CHRISTMAS MICE by Corinne Demas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Since these new friends need a chance to use their new china tea set, Willamouse and Annamouse are, as you know, likely candidates to celebrate other holidays together in further installments. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Willamouse and Annamouse are two civilized mouse ladies who each live alone in their own well-furnished burrows that, unbeknownst to them, share a common parlor wall. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE SAVE FOR LAST by Corinne Demas Bliss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1992

"It's no surprise that many entries here appeared in women's magazines like Redbook and McCall's, for these are comfortable, soft tales full of delicate apercus—indeed, too delicate for those who like to bite into a short story and taste a flavor they can name."
A sampling of tales and sketches focusing on women at troubled or simply weird moments in their lives (when certain unpleasant truths whisper in their ears), by the author of the novel The Same River Twice (1982). Read full book review >

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BRUCE THE BALDING MOOSE by Corinne Mellor
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Imaginative, not sturdy. (Pop-up. 4-7)"
Bruce The Balding Moose ($13.99; Nov. 1996; 20 pp.; 0-8037-2064-5): Bruce is bald because his antlers have fallen off again—an annual event, to be sure, but this time it coincides with a big dance. Read full book review >

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THE GEEZER FACTORY MURDERS by Corinne Holt Sawyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 24, 1996

"It would require the comic skills of a P.G. Wodehouse to give this series some salutary life, and such skills are not evident here."
Camden-sur-Mer is the prettiest, poshest, most begardened and beservanted retirement community in the vicinity of El Paso. Read full book review >

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HO-HO HOMICIDE by Corinne Holt Sawyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Martinez that leaves his helpers, still chirping, to patiently wait for the next interminable coffee klatch."
Yet another tedious go-round with the pair of in-house, would- be sleuths at Camden-sur-Mer, a retirement home in southern California (Murder Has No Calories, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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MURDER OLê! by Corinne Holt Sawyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1997

"Harmless but ho-hum."
A seventh mystery to be resolved by petite, white-haired Angela Benbow (The Geezer Factory Murders, 1996, etc.), a resident of the California retirement community called Camden-Sur-Mer. Read full book review >