Search Results: "Gail Collins"


BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON by Gail Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Although more a journalist than a historian, Collins has done her homework and written a lively, opinionated portrait of early-19th-century America and the modestly talented general who briefly became president."
This splendid series of slim biographies nears completion with a satisfying life of our ninth and least important president. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"The book does go on (25 pages on Grover Cleveland is quite enough), but Collins, a veteran political observer and a member of the New York Times editorial board, offers a good read that puts present political scandals into historical perspective."
If you think President Clinton is engulfed in rumor and innuendo, consider John Fremont. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2009

"A revelatory book for readers of both sexes, and sure to become required reading for any American women's-studies course."
The impressive sequel to America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines (2003).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Informative and entertaining, full of vivid stories that reveal not only what women were doing but how they felt about it."
Illuminating cultural history of American women from the first colonists to the present day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2012

"A timely portrait of Texas delivered with Collins' unique brand of insightful humor."
New York Times political columnist Collins (When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, 2009, etc.) zeroes in on what makes Texas so important and why the rest of the country needs to know and care about what's happening there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S RAINING! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This effort gives partial information where children could have handled the full picture. Look to Julie Hannah and Joan Holub's The Man Who Named the Clouds, illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye (2006), instead. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Though Gibbons includes lots of facts about rain in her latest, some flaws limit its usefulness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"If shared one on one as a jumping-off point for discussion, some Asperger children may find this effort amusing, but it's a poor choice otherwise. (foreword) (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this Australian import, Kevin, a grade schooler with Asperger Syndrome takes the world too literally, a problem depicted in brief language and simple illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANTS OF AFRICA by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"A good introduction to the topic. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Gibbons's latest is a handy early reference book about the African elephant. Read full book review >

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TELL ME, TREE by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Sure to please. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A very fine introduction to trees for beginning and challenged readers. Read full book review >

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THE ART BOX by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"Combining a visual feast with simple explanations, Gibbons demonstrates again why her books are staples of any collection. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-6)"
Gibbons (The Honey Makers, 1997, etc.) employs her creative palette to shed both light and color on the tools and supplies of artists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PENGUINS! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"A handsome, sensibly simple title on a popular creature. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
There are 17 kinds of penguins in the Southern Hemisphere, and Gibbons (The Art Box, p. 1034, etc.) introduces them all in this appealing beginning science title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BASEBALL BOOK by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2000

"A companion volume is My Soccer Book. (Nonfiction. 3-7)"
This small, square picture book introduction to our national pastime is accurate but unexciting. Read full book review >