Search Results: "Gaye Chapman"


BOOK REVIEW

KAITO’S CLOTH by Glenda Millard
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Though mannered and probably over the heads of younger children, this isn't nearly as twee as it sounds, and may provide solace to readers facing their own change or loss. (Picture book. 6+)"
Japanese influences in the telling and the pictures notwithstanding, this first U.S. edition of an original tale reads most plainly as metaphor, unlinked to a particular time or place. Read full book review >

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PRECIOUS LITTLE by Julie Hunt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Children (and adults) can be lost for a long and pleasurable time amid the sparkles. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A tatterdemalion heroine wearing rags and stars falls into a dream hole and flies through the heavens. Read full book review >

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AGAINST THE STORM by Gaye Hicyilmaz
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"A memorable story that will open minds and hearts. (Fiction. 12+)"
It's a common story: a family abandons a farm whose crops no longer sustain them, only to discover that the city offers even less hope. Read full book review >

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THAT'S THAT by Gaye Walsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2010

"A breezy read from a capable talent."
Generations of an Irish family cope with decades of personal and political turmoil in Walsh's endearing debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE FROZEN WATERFALL by Gaye Hiáyilmaz
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Superb. (Fiction. 12+)"
Selda, a young Turkish immigrant in Switzerland, was a star pupil in her small hometown of Izmir. Read full book review >

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SMILING FOR STRANGERS by Gaye Hicyilmaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2000

"Yet, the flesh and blood Nina remains emotionally out of reach, inhibiting the reader from making a true connection. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Exhibiting a shrewdness born from desperation, a fourteenyearold girl makes the hazardous journey from the wartorn countryside outside of Sarajevo to the safety of England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIME’S PHOTOGRAPH by Leif Davidsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Strong beginning, squishy middle, smashing climax: Davidsen (The Russian Singer, 1991, etc.) does the edgy, European atmospherics to a turn."
A Danish paparazzo sees through a lens darkly in this taut, violent thriller about betrayal and revenge. Read full book review >

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AFTER THE DANCE by Jan Gaye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"A fascinating, unsentimental account of a be-careful-what-you-wish-for romance."
The long-suffering wife of Marvin Gaye (1939-1984) tells the story of her turbulent relationship with the legendary soul singer. Read full book review >

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PIRATE, VIKING & SCIENTIST by Jared Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Waging peace through…science! That this debut is as funny as it is sneakily informative is icing on the cake. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a clear triumph for the scientific method, a young researcher systematically discovers how to keep his two close friends from punching each other out every time they meet. Read full book review >

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ME TOO, GRANDMA! by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Hoo doesn't love a sweet story about grandmas? (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child fears the loss of his grandmother's love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"From 'Hey Diddle, Diddle' to 'Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat,' this is a bountiful treasury of gems. (Anthology. 2-5)"
You can judge this book by its cover. Read full book review >

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VEGETABLES IN UNDERWEAR by Jared Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Those who are making the transition from diapers are sure to laugh, though it doesn't really stand out from the other books in the underwear drawer. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A survey of underwear and opposites is leavened (as if talk of underwear needs to be made funnier) by anthropomorphized veggies. Read full book review >