Search Results: "Gail Buckley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2001

"A study, Buckley writes, that was 14 years in the making—and it shows. Well-written, vigorous, and aptly titled, this deserves the widest possible readership."
A first-rate history of African-Americans in the military. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"Even in this abridged version, the tallies of names and unit numbers may hang heavy over young readers' heads, but it will serve equally well as an update for older histories, and a gateway to the many adult-level titles on the topic. (bibliography, b&w photo section) (Nonfiction. 13-15)"
Paring away the footnotes, considerable background detail, and many individual anecdotes, Bolden cuts Buckley's monumental, same-titled history (2001) by about half. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Contains several memoirs in one: ambitious, relentless, and occasionally messy."
A detailed pursuit of the author's ancestors, from the South to the North. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Night of Pan (The Oracle of Delphi Trilogy, #1) by Gail Strickland

Cover Story: Woke Up Like This

BFF Charm: Caution

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: The Will of the Gods

Bonus Factor: Greek History

Relationship Status: Let’s Hit the Books Together

 

Cover Story: Woke Up Like This

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BOOK REVIEW

UNDERTOW by Michael Buckley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"Odd but nevertheless exciting. (Dystopic fantasy. 13-16)"
The Alpha arrive on the shores of Coney Island. Read full book review >

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RAGING SEA by Michael Buckley
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Watery fun right up to the cliffhanger for readers willing to go with the flow. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
After the aquatic Rusalka's initial invasion in Undertow (2015), Alpha-human hybrid Lyric is a wanted terrorist looking for her family.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Correctly described by the author as 'a sad tale . . . of promise unfulfilled, and of strength thwarted by weakness,' but also as good a case as any against the existence of royalty. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Newcomer Buckley catches in all its peculiarity the life of a woman who abdicated Sweden's throne primarily because she couldn't stand all that pressure to get married. Read full book review >

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A DEADLY BETROTHAL by Fiona Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Another fascinating look at Elizabethan life that hinges on a complex mystery."
Being the illegitimate sister of Queen Elizabeth I once again puts a widow in danger. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2009

"A sprightly biography of 'Her Steadiness.'"
Digestible history of the improbable life of a woman who achieved greatness as the wife of the legendary Sun King. 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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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 >