Search Results: "Evette Gabriel"


BOOK REVIEW

LATASHA AND THE LITTLE RED TORNADO by Michael Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"There are some bright spots, including a satisfying ending that's not too neat, but this is too long, and too clearly written with a grown-up's sensibility to have as much kid appeal as it could have had. (Fiction. 9-11)"
What's an 8-year-old with a working single mother and an energetic dog to do when her puppy's high energy (the "zoomies") threatens to try their landlady's patience? Read full book review >

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LOSING GABRIEL by Lurlene McDaniel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"A standard weeper. (Fiction. 13-18)"
The lives of three high schoolers become deeply entangled around the birth of a child. Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTING OF GABRIEL ASHE by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"An atmospheric, creepy ghost story best read at night. (Horror. 10-15)"
Gabe Ashe deals with friendship drama while a supernatural mystery closes in on him. Read full book review >

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A SON CALLED GABRIEL by Damian McNicholl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A nice start indeed: McNicholl writes in an easygoing, natural tone that's neither manipulative nor sentimental and succeeds in conveying the real innocence of childhood as it invades maturity."
Amiable debut about a young man's coming of age in 1970s Northern Ireland. Read full book review >

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GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ by Ilan Stavans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Excellent. Longtime students of García Márquez will find fresh insights, and Stavans provides an excellent introduction for those readers new to the master's work."
Illuminating study of the first writings of Colombian literary giant best known for One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967). Read full book review >

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GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ by Gerald Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2009

"Essential for García Márquez fans, and an exemplary literary biography."
A probing biography of the 1982 Nobel Prize laureate in literature, whom Pablo Neruda hailed as a Cervantes for our time. Read full book review >

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THE LIBERATION OF GABRIEL KING by K.L. Going
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"Readers will enjoy following the sometimes-tempestuous friendship of Gabriel and Frita, and they'll be completely absorbed in watching the friends and their community come together to stand up against the evil within. (appendix) (Fiction. 10+)"
It's the summer of 1976 in a small town in Georgia. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR MARY GABRIEL by Carole Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2002

"An evocative portrayal of a Baton Rouge childhood, but hampered by contrived 'revelations.'"
Lawrence's debut alternates between 1995 and the early 1950s as an agricultural pamphlet-writer gets a wake-up call from the days when she was known as Bonita Gabriel. Read full book review >

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GABRIEL FINLEY AND THE LORD OF AIR AND DARKNESS by George Hagen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This series' second installment delivers quirky characters, offbeat humor, an enjoyably convoluted plot, and a distinctive take on urban wildlife—imaginary and real. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Having freed his father from imprisonment in Aviopolis in series opener Gabriel Finley and the Raven's Riddle (2014), the mysterious ancient city that lies beneath Brooklyn, Gabriel recruits allies, both human and avian, to help rescue his mother. Read full book review >

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GABRIEL FINLEY AND THE RAVEN'S RIDDLE by George Hagen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Hagen's first children's book, flavored with Norse mythology, is brimful of antic energy and inventive flair, like the best middle-grade fantasies; readers, like baby birds, will devour it and clamor for future installments. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Aunt Jaz has always evaded Gabriel's questions about his father's disappearance and won't discuss Uncle Corax (whose unpleasant, bird-of-prey visage hangs among the family portraits in their Brooklyn mansion); then shortly before Gabriel's 12th birthday, she gives him his father's childhood notebook, which reveals the magical bond between humans and ravens. Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF GABRIEL ADAM by S.L. Duncan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"This convoluted episode seems to wrap up the trilogy, though there is a hint that the archangels might be needed again; whether readers will respond is another question entirely. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Two teen archangels continue the fight to save mankind and themselves from demonic takeover. Read full book review >