Search Results: "Gail Lukasik"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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DUCKS! by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2001

"Young readers will enjoy this appealing introduction to the familiar waterfowl by the prolific science writer who has provided so many outstanding science titles. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
There are more than 150 kinds of ducks, divided into two types: diving ducks and dabbling ducks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >