Search Results: "Gary Lippincott"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Fascinating. (sources, suggested readings, index) (Nonfiction. 4-6)"
Rodney of the Delaware Colony traveled from his home to Philadelphia, a distance of 80 miles, in the stormy July weather of 1776. Read full book review >

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COME TO THE FAIRIES’ BALL by Jane Yolen
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"Those satisfied by lavish settings won't mind the ephemeral story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Out go the urgent invitations to a fairy extravaganza: "Don't be late!" Read full book review >

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JENNIFER MURDLEY'S TOAD by Bruce Coville
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Snagged immediately with ``If Jennifer Murdley hadn't been forced to wear her brother's underpants to school, the whole thing might never have happened,'' readers will find this latest escapade featuring Mr. S. H. Elives and his quirky magic-shop endlessly funny. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Once they grasp the concept, however, it seems likely that they would enjoy following the poets' advice and trying their own hands at renga. (Poetry. 6-9)"
Nostalgic images and low-key observations characterize this collaboration. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM'S TREE by Kenneth Lippincott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 12, 2014

"Promotes concepts aimed at Christian readers, but it's first and foremost a thriller that will reel in genre fans."
Folks looking to settle in a Colorado community are made to feel unwelcome by a batch of unruly—and often dangerous—locals in Lippincott's Christian thriller debut. Read full book review >

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IN THE MEANTIME by Robin Lippincott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Although nicely phrased, Lippincott's melancholy, self-consciously instructive tale offers limited insights."
The love that dare not speak its name both connects and divides two friends in a group of three. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR ARCADIA by Robin Lippincott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2001

"Good raw material turned into treacle."
A foray into early gay American history that occasionally hits its mark but is ultimately undone by the cloying preciousness of its characters and an author who too often takes the easy way out. Read full book review >

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MR. DALLOWAY by Robin Lippincott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"A first novel that's often elegant (to a fault, one quickly adds) in imitation of surface and style but that gravely misconstrues its high model by bending it to lesser and unoriginal aims."
paper 1-889330-29-9 Another in the imitation-of-the-greats genre, this time turning on the narrow premise that Mr. Clarissa Dalloway was gay. Read full book review >

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THE BOOKSTORE MOUSE by Peggy Christian
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Although readers (with dictionaries handy) may find themselves occasionally amused by the acrobatic wordplay, it engages the mind and not the heart. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-10)"
In this labored and tiresome head trip, a bookstore mouse, Cervantes, narrates not only his adventures with Sigfried, a medieval scribe singularly ill-suited to his tasks, but also his triumph over Milo, a cat at the same address. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS SILLY! by Gary Taxali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Some kids may like the lilting rhymes and bold colors and patterns, but for the most part Taxali's vintage designs remain better suited for his already appreciative adult market. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pop art and advertising-design nostalgia combine in a picture book that seems to see audience as secondary to presentation. Read full book review >

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YANKEE DOODLE by Gary Chalk
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 1993

"Not essential, but a curiosity that may engage some readers (and impulse buyers). (Picture book. 5-9)"
The American Revolution, reenacted by mice and other animals on hobbyhorses, rather like Redwall's heroics; recounted in verse that can be sung to the mocking redcoat song the rebels defiantly adopted (``Redcoats were surprised to find/Us Yankees set on winning./At Lexington a shot rang out,/It was the war's beginning!''); and augmented with more facts and asides (``Does this mean they're going to free the slaves?'' asks a raccoon/Native American). Read full book review >

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RUMBLE WITH THE ROMANS by Gary Northfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Readers will applaud the Monty Python-esque exploits of this hoofed hero. Just don't call him a horse. (map) (Farce. 10-12)"
Fun and games in the Coliseum. Read full book review >