Search Results: "Gail Albert"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Nonetheless, the author's skillful interviewing, synthesis, and organization of materialand her subjects' apparent clinical depth and thoughtfulnessmake for a rewarding work."
Based on interviews with 12 articulate and seemingly skillful clinicians, a close study of the craft (first) and science (second) of psychiatry and psychotherapy. Read full book review >

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IT'S SNOWING! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Though it lacks the flair and depth of others, the breadth and ease of the text make this a good introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
The prolific Gibbons' latest is a utilitarian, beginner's look at snow. Read full book review >

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HORSES! by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"For interesting horse books, look anywhere else. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
This latest from the overly prolific Gibbons reads like an encyclopedia article but looks even worse due to shockingly abysmal artwork. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY FAIR by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But since there are more than 2,000 annual fairs in the United States, the best introduction is to go and visit one. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Gibbons (Spiders, 1993, etc.) cobbles together a host of country fairs—fun fairs and harvest fairs, art fairs and antique fairs—into one great megafair in this introduction to the countryside's most enduring, good-time institution. Read full book review >

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AN ARTIST’S AMERICA by Michael Albert
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2008

"In sum, a lighthearted and 'green' approach that melds creation and recycling. (workshop suggestions) (Nonfiction. 7 & up)"
Organic fruit-juice entrepreneur Albert (founder of Sir Real Juices) shares his passion for pop-art-inspired collages that incorporate the ubiquitous "modern hieroglyphics" of mass-market consumer packaging. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Though Zenger will remain a faceless figure to readers, they'll come away with a clear understanding of his role in our cultural and Constitutional history. (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
In this analysis-heavy study, Jarrow focuses on the real significance of the Zenger contretemps in the growth of the idea of a free press, while presenting a sketchy portrait of the man himself as a pawn used by a small group of politicians bent on ousting a corrupt new colonial governor. Read full book review >

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SHATTERING GLASS by Gail Giles
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"A sure-fire hit for book discussion groups, from a writer to watch. (Fiction. YA)"
A grimly comic debut novel revisits the dark hell of high-school cliques. Read full book review >

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THE PUMPKIN BOOK by Gail Gibbons
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"Directions for planting a pumpkin patch, carving a jack-o'-lantern, and drying the seeds give young gardeners the instructions they need to grow and enjoy their own golden globes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Pumpkin Book (32 pp.; $16.95; Sept. 15; 0-8234-1465-5): From seed to vine and blossom to table, Gibbons traces the growth cycle of everyone's favorite autumn symbol—the pumpkin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Some well-deserved pats on the back and slaps upside the head."
Freelance journalist and former Boston Review editor Pool (Other People's Mail, 2000) takes the pulse of the American book-reviewing profession and finds it weakening. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER AND TWO DAUGHTERS by Gail Godwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1981

"With rich, full portraits, seamless philosophic musings, and loamy village humor—a major novel from a talented writer really hitting her stride."
Broadening and deepening the speculations on personal destiny and societal straitjackets touched upon in Violet Clay (1978), Godwin now offers her best work yet: a striking triptych of three contemporary women-in-transit—whose lives "continue to bounce off one another, adding new evidence. . . ." Read full book review >

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THE SUNDISK by Gail Logan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 21, 2005

"Perhaps future generations will have better luck deciphering the meaning of this odd relic."
Two archaeologists search for a mystical lost land where men know no evil. Read full book review >