Search Results: "Gary and George Kraus Gemmill"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 24, 2009

"A worthy primer in turning perception on its head to see ourselves afresh."
A course in learning how to see ourselves with greater clarity, via reflections from the world around us. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2010

"A beautifully rendered, well-organized and supremely effective guide, full of insights for the ages."
Self-help for the wounded soul is reflected by the cosmic mirror. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

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GARY by Leila Rudge
Kirkus Star
by Leila Rudge, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This convivial and gentle story about differences is a needed addition to collections about challenging the norm or upending physical expectations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A racing pigeon who can't fly dreams of travel but ultimately finds—and shares—his own way to adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE AND DIGGETY by Maggie Stern
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A serviceable addition to the easy-reader shelves. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Stern and Sims (George, 1999) join forces again for another easy reader in beginning-chapter format about an average boy named George and his older siblings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A thoughtful and well-documented work that does not diminish Washington's greatness, but shows the iconic Gilbert Stuart figure at his most morally vulnerable. (20 illustrations)"
Recently several writers (e.g., Conor Cruise O'Brien in The Long Affair) have critically examined the racial hypocrisy of Thomas Jefferson, who preached equality but practiced slavery. Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND MARTHA ENCORE by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1973

The idyllic friendship of those shy pin-eyed, buck-toothed hippos ambles on through Martha's dance recital, George's unsuccessful attempt to disguise himself as an Indian, a French lesson ("Voulez-vous m'embrasser?"), and the planting of cut tulips in Martha's garden; it even survives Martha's bad case of sunburn because "George never said 'I told you so!'" The "two great chums," decked out here in dancing costumes and enormous horizontal striped bathing suits, have grown tamer since their first outing, but their ingenuous exercises in mutual admiration are worth the encore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 4, 2009

"Capably steers readers toward fresh income streams."
Marketing entrepreneurs Vincent and Cunningham introduce fundamental strategies for letting your money work for you around the clock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE AND JENNY by Billy D. Pearson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A touching but unevenly written story about the human spirit."
In Pearson's debut family drama, a retired city slicker and a runaway with a scarred past find love and happiness in a small Midwestern town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2010

"Instructions for several knots and a glossary of Britspeak appended. (Burlesque fantasy. 10-12)"
Two raffish lads pitch in to save the Queen from a mad inventor in this Monty Python-esque farce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE AND THE DRAGON WORD by Dianne Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"With charmingly witty dialogue and wordplay, an approachable format (including plenty of amusing line drawings), and the lure of the never-revealed dragon word, a grand readaloud for readers who will later enjoy The Phantom Tollbooth (1961). (Fiction. 7- 11)"
George has a powerful word, ``short and sharp and ugly,'' that has always upset everyone who hears it and that has an unprecedented effect on Great-aunt Agatha: it actually turns her into a dragon, who hauls George off to her friend Wordsworth, a wordsmith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEDRO AND GEORGE by Delphine Perret
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A wholly original romp told with deliciously Gallic flair in an uncredited translation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Cousins Pedro and George, a crocodile and an alligator, try to correct the record on their differences in this French import. Read full book review >