Search Results: "David Gilman"


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ICE CLAW by David Gilman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 13, 2010

"Look for a third book in the Danger Zone series to follow—Max still has questions at the end of this one. (Thriller. 11 & up)"
Gilman introduced Max Gordon in The Devil's Breath (2007), which sent this adventurous teen across Africa in pursuit of his missing father. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S BREATH by David Gilman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Still, this will probably serve Horowitz's readers well enough while they await the next in the series. (Thriller. YA)"
When his father goes missing, Max Gordon, a clever British teen, finds himself embroiled in a fiendish plot with an ecological slant. Read full book review >

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BLOOD SUN by David Gilman
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"While not as believable or as enjoyable as Max's last adventure, this is still a solid read from start to breathless finish. (Thriller. 11-15)"
The third installment in the adventures of British teen Max Gordon, who continues his quest to learn more about his family's past. Read full book review >

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THE TIGHTROPE WALKER by Dorothy Gilman
Released: June 1, 1979

"Gilman (of Pollifax fame) never finds quite the right tone for all this—it wavers somewhere between cute and pretentious—but Amelia's a disarming narrator, and everything moves along with free-form jauntiness."
When rich, withdrawn orphan Amelia Jones impulsively buys a Pennsylvania junk shop, she finds a message crammed into an old hurdy-gurdy: "They're going to kill me soon. . . . Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Feb. 20, 1970

"Among other things, Mrs. Pollifax makes a fast exit via helicopter—as very amateur pilot."
Mrs. Pollifax is as amazing in this as she was unexpected (The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, 1966) before. Read full book review >

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A NEW KIND OF COUNTRY by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Aug. 4, 1978

"Quietly, cumulatively engaging."
As her youngest son left home, the creator of Mrs. Pollifax, anticipating "an unemployed heart," bought a small house on the Nova Scotia coast, venturing upon a girlhood dream of independence and self-reliance. Read full book review >

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A NUN IN THE CLOSET by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Jan. 10, 1974

"Sister John's pansy cheer is a bit hard to take."
Those who remember E.G. Robinson in the movie Brother Orchid will find this apple-checked tale about a Mafia-hit rescued in nun's clothing a frail substitute. Read full book review >

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INCIDENT AT BADAMYA by Dorothy Gilman
Released: April 19, 1989

"Gilman's skill and imagination make it all work—to the reader's pleasure and satisfaction."
An intriguing mix of high adventure and fantasy marks one of the author's rare departures from her Mrs. Pollifax series (Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle, etc.). Read full book review >

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SOMETHING FROM NOTHING by Phoebe Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Nice. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-11)"
When Joseph is born, his grandfather fashions a beautiful blue blanket embroidered with stars. Read full book review >

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THE SLITHER SISTERS by Charles Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Worth a look for fans of Spiderwick and the ever-living Goosebumps. (Humorous horror. 9-12)"
Ancient squirming evil from dark dimensions beyond threatens to take over the world—starting with the student-council presidency. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 10, 1987

"A chipper pleasure for Pollifax die-hards as well as first-timers."
Recovering nicely from a spot of torture (Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha), Emily and hew hubby Cyrus plan a Thailand vacation when who should pop by, four hours before their departure, but Bishop of the CIA with a small request: Would they detour to Chiang Mai, right in the neighborhood, really; find Ruamsak, and exchange this solid-gold Buddhist votive tablet for his vital info on an Asian coup? Read full book review >