Search Results: "Gemma Townley"


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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING MARRIED by Gemma Townley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Chipper Cinderella tale for the modern woman."
Boring Brit remakes herself to snag a hubby and land a fortune. Read full book review >

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WHEN IN ROME... by Gemma Townley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Dopey first outing by Sophie Kinsella's sister."
Top stories in today's news: to meet a hungry world's growing demand for chick-lit plots, scientists have announced the cloning of an embryonic heroine who is cute, fluffy, clueless, and never grows up . . . . Read full book review >

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GEMMA by Meg Tilly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A haunting tale of abuse that may leave readers queasy."
A series of sexual crimes against a wayward girl are put under a microscope. Read full book review >

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GEMMA & GUS by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A just plain ducky addition to this excellent picture-book series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gosling siblings explore their world in this latest offering from Dunrea's Gossie & Friends series. Read full book review >

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LOSING GEMMA by Katy Gardner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2002

"A tragic thriller about curdled friendships and the dangerous thrills of the unknown, saddled with an ending that readers will see coming about 40 pages away."
Two young Brits go backpacking in India, but only one comes back. Read full book review >

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GEMMA BOVERY by Posy Simmonds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A moody and energetic variation on an old, old tale that seems brand-new."
A graphic novel updates a relationship that's doomed in the manner of Flaubert's tragic heroine's. Read full book review >

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GEMMA AND THE BABY CHICK by Antonia Barber
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"A fresh, imaginatively conceived look at a well-worn subject. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of The Mousehole Cat (1990, ALA Notable) brings unusual drama to a familiar event. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF GEMMA HARDY by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Nicely, touchingly done, and the familiar story exerts its reliably magnetic pull, but fans of JaneEyre will wonder why."
A clever orphan girl, mistreated by relatives, then sent to suffer cruelly at boarding school, finds heartbreak and eventual heartsease with a brooding older man. Sound familiar? Read full book review >

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A BITTER MAGIC by Roderick Townley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Plenty of magic, a touch of romance, an appealing heroine, and a talking lobster lighten Townley's tale of deadly sibling jealousy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After Cisley's mother disappears into the shards of a black mirror during her illusion act, the 12-year-old must discover her own powers to learn whether her mother is alive and how to find her. Read full book review >

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THE SHEEP WHO HATCHED AN EGG by Gemma Merino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Merino's airy style reflects the light message of the book: celebrate yourself and enjoy your imperfections. (Picture book. 3-8)"
One vain sheep with a gorgeous head of hair plus an egg that needs a place to hatch equals a dandy tale of self-acceptance. Read full book review >

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THE COW WHO CLIMBED A TREE by Gemma Merino
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"An outrageously silly story that celebrates the value of creative thinking and taking chances. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Tina the curious cow learns how to fly from a dragon, her sisters think she's gone too far! Read full book review >

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MONTY'S MAGNIFICENT MANE by Gemma O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The tried-and-true fable about curbing vanity and appreciating friends enjoys a fresh touch with these ebullient African animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lion named Monty is so proud of his mane that he nearly causes disaster for himself and his little meerkat friends. Read full book review >