Search Results: "Gail Lukasik"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST ARTIST by Gail Lukasik
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2012

"In a departure from her Leigh Girard mysteries (Death's Door, 2009, etc.), Lukasik has crafted a highly intriguing tale loaded with suspense and historic interest."
Rose Caffrey's sister is dead. And that's only the beginning of Rose's problems. Read full book review >

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DEATH’S DOOR by Gail Lukasik
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2009

"Leigh's second (Destroying Angels, 2006) is fast-paced and literate, with a strong protagonist and a puzzle that keeps you guessing."
The serenity of Wisconsin's rugged Door County is shattered by a serial murderer. Read full book review >

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DESTROYING ANGELS by Gail Lukasik
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2006

"The stark beauty of the Door peninsula provides the backdrop for this riveting debut thriller. Plan on an all-nighter."
A move to Wisconsin's wild Door County peninsula changes a nomadic college teacher's life in a way she had never imagined. Read full book review >

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The Gail Force by Robert Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A consistently entertaining and self-assured crime thriller."
A private investigator attempts to infiltrate a blackmail ring, with the assistance of the FBI. Read full book review >

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SNAKES by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Strictly for fans. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Typical Gibbons—straightforward, poorly organized, with lots of information and lots and lots of basic watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

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CORAL REEFS by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Most useful as an additional purchase where her other books have been popular or as a companion to one of the many titles about reefs illustrated with color photographs. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The author of well over a hundred information books for children turns her attention to coral reefs in this introduction to that beautiful underwater world. Read full book review >

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GALAXIES, GALAXIES! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

"Wait for a more accurate report for your youngest sky watchers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
A topic-book veteran takes on the universe in this engagingly illustrated introduction to the collections of stars, gas clouds and dust called galaxies. Read full book review >

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OWLS by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Schools and libraries have many better options (Jim Arnosky's All About Owls (1995), for instance) for this topic. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Gibbons cranks out yet another serviceable but barely interesting volume and this time she's chosen a topic that could be quite fascinating. Read full book review >

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GRIZZLY BEARS by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 2003

"Even Gibbons's staunchest fans should find this bear-ly marginal offering a disappointment. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Sloppy, careless work from this normally reliable nonfiction stalwart. Read full book review >

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BEHOLD...THE UNICORNS! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Children who enjoy skating the edges of their own imaginations but aren't quite ready to tackle Giblin's The Truth About Unicorns (1991) will pore over this primer. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Gibbons follows up Behold . . . the Dragons! (1999) with this look at another class of creatures that "live around the edges of our imagination and in our legends." Read full book review >

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POLAR BEARS by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"Another fine science title by a prolific author of books for young readers. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Largest of the bears, the familiar white polar bear inhabits the ice and waters of the Arctic Circle catching seals, caribou, seabirds, and when meat cannot be found, berries, mushrooms, and seaweed. Read full book review >