Search Results: "Gabrielle Charbonnet"


BOOK REVIEW

WITCH & WIZARD by James Patterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 14, 2009

"You'll have to purchase it due to the ad campaign and author-branding, just don't invest too heavily—save your dollars for better. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In a parallel world, a new political party, the New Order, has come to power. Read full book review >

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CRAZY HOUSE by James Patterson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 22, 2017

"Yet another bland, half-baked dystopian exercise. (Dystopian adventure. 14-17)"
A teen girl goes looking for her missing twin sister. Read full book review >

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BOODIL MY DOG by Pija Lindenbaum
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The narrative device steals the show, but should get young readers thinking. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In witty, energetically limned art and a text where the narrator's every pronouncement is contradicted by the author- illustrator's sly innuendoes, Lindenbaum (Else-Marie and Her Seven Little Daddies, 1991) depicts a bull terrier who may be fierce and eternally vigilant by reputation, but is actually quiet and timid, though certainly stubborn. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Adults who couldn't accept Stuart Little may worry about Mom; for anyone else, an offbeat treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A whimsical Swedish import with a unique premise: Else-Marie has not one but seven identical pint-size daddies who all go to work together, briefcases in hand, read to her at night, and do all the other things daddies do. Read full book review >

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THE FRAIL DAYS by Gabrielle Prendergast
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Punchy, insightful and great for music lovers. (Fiction. 11-18)"
Stella, a Chinese-Canadian rock drummer, yearns for success for her band. Read full book review >

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CAPRICIOUS by Gabrielle Prendergast
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"Sensitive and compelling. (Verse fiction. 12-18)"
This verse novel follows a girl juggling two boyfriends and trying to cope with her rival at school. Read full book review >

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BEATLE MEETS DESTINY by Gabrielle Williams
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Characters, both primary and secondary, are strongly developed, and the Australian locale and cultural details will spark American teens' interest, with some terms and geographical facts explained in the backmatter. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A quirky comedy of errors plays out in this enjoyable love story set in modern-day Melbourne. Read full book review >

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PANDAS ON THE EASTSIDE by Gabrielle Prendergast
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A book to inspire readers to be the change they want to see in the world. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In 1972 the Chinese government gifted the people of the United States with two giant pandas. Prendergast imagines what might have happened to the pandas on their way to Washington, D.C., had the delivery not gone smoothly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLISS by Gabrielle Pina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2002

"Over-the-top melodrama, but not without its own preposterous charm."
Living large . . . but living a lie. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPH by Gabrielle Donnelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"Still, when the Mystery is unveiled, it hardly seems worth the journey."
Britisher Donnelly (Holy Mother, 1987, etc.) offers a semicomic novel about the search for family identity that misses the mark—despite well-honed characters and good intentions. Read full book review >

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THE HOLE WE’RE IN  by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Zevin's ambitious reach into the future may put off some readers, but others will warm to her clear-eyed compassion for people doing the best they can and wreaking considerable damage along the way."
Picture-perfect evangelical family spirals out of control. Read full book review >

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IMPATIENT WITH DESIRE by Gabrielle Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"Vividly imagined and well-researched, but rendered in miscalculated tones."
A 45-year-old wife and mother chronicles the Donner Party debacle along the Oregon Trail. Read full book review >