Search Results: "Frye Gaillard"


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THE BOOKS THAT MATTERED by Frye Gaillard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An exuberantly written account of one writer's leap toward understanding life's intersection with literature."
A Southern writer reflects on the lessons learned from a lifetime dedicated to literature. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"Stalls occasionally but, overall, a fairly smooth trip around the track. (For an overview of NASCAR, turn to Peter Golenbock's American Zoom, p. 834.) (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
A year on the NASCAR circuit with the third Petty to leave his mark on racing history. Read full book review >

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GO SOUTH TO FREEDOM by Frye Gaillard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An informative and well-told story about a little-known aspect of American slavery that needs to be remembered and retold. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Alligator-filled swamps, a drowning, beatings, and terror…a realistic picture of what runaway American slaves faced. Read full book review >

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THE GROUNDHOG DAY BOOK OF FACTS AND FUN by Wendie Old
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2004

"A final page of riddles will leave readers grinning. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Peppered with quirky little boxed riddles ("What is a groundhog's favorite book? Read full book review >

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DISTANT PALACES by Abilio Estévez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Estévez's first novel was a winner; his second resembles nothing so much as a very bad Fellini film."
From the Cuban playwright, poet, and second-novelist (Thine is the Kingdom, 1999): a fantastical tale, published last year, that sees art both as a contrast with reality and a retreat from it is the subject. Read full book review >

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KILL THE NEXT ONE by Federico  Axat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Fans of alternative reality tales will probably stay the course; other readers may not."
Carrying out a canny plan to kill two victims plunges a man into a world in which events and characters, including his own, change like visions in a haunted kaleidoscope. Read full book review >

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SUPER EXTRA GRANDE by Yoss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"An exceptionally enjoyable comic tale set in a fully realized, firmly science-fictional universe."
A lighthearted space-opera adventure by Cuban author Yoss (A Planet for Rent, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO NAMED THE CLOUDS by Julie Hannah
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An excellent combination of history and science, sure to spark the interest of future meteorologists. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
This combination biography and science text is a fascinating look at one man's interest in weather. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE IN THE MEADOW by Shutta Crum
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"This could have worked without the poem device as there is little else available in a picture-book format for this young audience other than Byron Barton's Building a House (1990), but the counting is fun and will give the audience a chance to chime in. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Utilizing the device of the familiar rhyme "Over in the Meadow," this new reconstruction features all the kinds of workers needed to build a house. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE DREIDEL by Abby Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Glossary of terms included. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Max gets his dreidel out of the drawer where it's been stashed since last year and the Hanukkah celebration begins. Read full book review >