Search Results: "Galvin Scott Davis"


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DANDELION by Galvin Scott  Davis
by Galvin Scott Davis, illustrated by Anthony Ishinjerro, developed by Protein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"The visuals may be more than enough for some, but as a story for the bullied, it fails to adequately stand up for itself. (iPad storybook app. 5-12)"
A visually striking container for an extended metaphor about bullying, this overbuilt app gets too caught up in its own design to allow the story to breathe and enchant. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A solid, scientifically based method for confronting behavior problems with loving, consistent discipline."
Davis uses behavioral science theory and a smattering of Scripture verses to highlight useful, effective parenting techniques. Read full book review >

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AN EAR TO THE GROUND by Scott C. Davis
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"An interesting and admirable endeavor by Davis and his independent publishing company, but there's too much that simply isn't good and too little that thematically brings it all together. (78 b&w illustrations)"
Designed ``as a salon'' for new writers from the East and West coasts, according to editor Davis (The World of Patience Gromes, 1988), this wildly uneven collection of essays claims ``local truth'' as its unifying theme, though many of the 78 entries have nothing to do with coastal locales. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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MERCY by Ebb Galvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"An accessible, persuasive medical memoir."
An intelligent, meticulously researched history of a controversial cancer treatment called "heated chemo." Read full book review >

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HOTEL MALABAR by Brendan Galvin
Released: March 6, 1998

"A first-rate yarn that insists on its status as poetry."
The only indication that this fine short story is a narrative poem is its arrangement into segments on the page, and an occasional —poetic— flourish—a zingy phrase or an added-on image. Read full book review >

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FENCING THE SKY by James Galvin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 1999

"Part celebration and part angry lament, Fencing the Sky is a memorable debut, the most ambitious and original novel about the modern West to have appeared in some time."
A first novel from poet/nonfiction writer Galvin (The Meadow, 1992, etc.) about the ongoing destruction of western rangelands and the decline of the old, land-centered way of life. Read full book review >

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THE MEADOW by James Galvin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 1992

"Close-ups of seldom-seen bedrock people of the American West, adroitly drawn and deeply felt."
A passionate hundred-year history of a small mountain ranch on the Colorado-Wyoming border. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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REBELS OF THE LAMP by Michael M.B. Galvin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Mythology, magick, and mayhem—but mostly, mayhem. (Adventure. 9-12)"
New authors Galvin and Speakman present 12-year-old Californian Parker Quarry in stock but action-packed, third-person chapters alternating with the ancient journals of Vesiroth (circa 1,200-900 B.C.). Read full book review >