Search Results: "Gayle Ross"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"This old Cherokee tale has humor with a kick; Jacob's densely detailed, stylized acrylics add a bit of the surreal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Turtle suffers a delusionary episode, believing he is a great hunter after finding dead at his feet a greedy wolf. Read full book review >

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HOW RABBIT TRICKED OTTER by Gayle Ross
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 30, 1994

"HarperAudio. (Folklore. 6+)"
Fifteen adventures of the vain, clever mischief-maker who is a central figure in Cherokee animal stories, including several pourquoi tales, a cognate of ``Br'er Rabbit and the Tar Baby,'' and a delightful ``Rabbit Races with Turtle'' in which, for once, Rabbit is bested not by plodding determination but by guile. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF THE WINDIGO by Gayle Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Swirling skies and verdant forests dance around the people in a primitivist style, perfectly partnered with the pace and voice of the storyteller. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
From the creators of How Turtle's Back Was Cracked (1995) comes a variant of the widespread Windigo tale, which can be heard from the Tlingit of northwest Canada to the Cree of the eastern woodlands. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"222), Ross (with Bruchac, The Girl Who Married the Moon, 1994), and Stroud each provides notes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A charming look at the time when the world was new. Read full book review >

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I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"An engrossing and provocative look at the devastating finality of suicide, survivor's guilt, the complicated nature of responsibility and even the role of the Internet in life-and-death decisions. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Part tautly paced mystery, part psychological study of suicide and its aftereffects. Read full book review >

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JANEY'S GIRL by Gayle Friesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Claire's difficult decisions about her life, and her attempts to bring the old family secrets into the light, are balanced by the humor and warmth in the dialogue and some fine, lovingly realized characters. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Friesen's first novel is a hymn to the power of forgiveness. Read full book review >

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE YOUR MOTHER by Gayle Feldman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 1994

"Feldman makes up for that generation's silence by talking with simple honesty, without self-pity, about her three weeks in hell."
The moving memoir of a woman who discovered she had breast cancer when she was eight months pregnant—and the same age as her mother was when she died of breast cancer in her 40s. Read full book review >

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KILLER SWEET TOOTH by Gayle Trent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Trent (Dead Pan, 2009, etc.) features a pleasant heroine, a middling mystery and several appended dessert recipes fit for the King (Elvis, that is)."
A Virginia cake maker has a penchant for solving crimes. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"A valuable, earth-friendly lesson, not presented artfully."
In Redfern's encyclopedic second book, she looks to the lessons modern civilization should learn from ancient, indigenous cultures. Read full book review >

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DON'T CALL IT PARADISE by Gayle Pearson
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

Pearson (The Secret Box, 1997, etc.) leaves nothing between the lines in this patchy tale of a perfect family that turns out to be anything but. Read full book review >