Search Results: "Gerald C. Monge"


BOOK REVIEW

The Inside of the Cup by Gerald C. Monge
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2013

"A devoted Christian offers the fruits of faith and daily practice in a book intended to serve as a constant reminder of the presence of Jesus in everyday life."
A devotional by pastor and businessman Monge, author of another devotional and a spiritual autobiography. Read full book review >

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SMOKY JOE WOOD by Gerald C. Wood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"A serviceable biography for hard-core fans of early baseball."
In baseball's long history, only two men have started a World Series as a pitcher and as a position player: Babe Ruth and, easily, among the best players not in the Hall of Fame, Smoky Joe Wood (1889-1995), the subject of this biography. Read full book review >

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MONKEY by Gerald McDermott
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2011

"This final volume in McDermott's sextet of trickster tales is as full of kid appeal and entertaining as the rest and, like them, will power many an energetic read-aloud. (Picture book/folktale. 5-10)"
Monkey wants some mangoes and Crocodile wants some monkey—and neither is about to give up in this traditional Indian trickster tale. Read full book review >

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CREATION by Gerald McDermott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Accessible to small children but resonant enough for older ones, reverent and magnificent. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Decades of turning myth into gorgeously imaged picture books culminates in McDermott's powerful rendering of the creation story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A fine addition to the body of work by a proven master. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
Jabutí, the flute-playing tortoise, may not be as well known in North America as some of his fellow tricksters like Coyote or Ananse, but there are many stories about him in Amazonian folklore, first recorded as long ago as 1875. Read full book review >

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ZOMO THE RABBIT by Gerald McDermott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

A rabbit asks the sky god for wisdom, and learns that he must first fool three animals. Read full book review >

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Released: May 20, 1974

"McDermott's fusion of primitive costumes, motifs and legend with contemporary design and color sense is highly ambitious — and, in this instance, explosively, elementally beautiful."
The gold, ochre and black of the stylized pueblo, the Boy's transformation from a Kachina-like silhouette into an arrow strong enough to reach his father the Sun and, finally, the explosion of color as Boy enters the Sun's four chambers to confront monster lions, serpents, bees and lightning — all add up to a richer, more kinetic, more functional balance between story and visual effects than were to be found in McDermott's highly praised Anansi the Spider. Read full book review >

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PLEASE PLEASE THE BEES by Gerald Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"This indeed should please the bees! (Picture book. 4-8)"
From his morning toast with honey to a last cup of tea with honey at bedtime, Benedict's fondness for the sticky stuff defines just about everything he does. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2004

"Still, this outing will appeal more to established fans already familiar with his Round Table crew. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-13)"
In the sixth, and grimmest, of Morris's Arthurian retellings, while seeking a certain knight who encouraged villagers to burn her mother and Jewish foster-father, young Sarah ultimately discovers that vengeance is an empty motive. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

"Even Arthur and Guinevere make up in this engaging adventure, an ideal follow-up to the first book and just as full of characters who are brave, loyal, and admirably human. (Fiction. 12-14)"
This sequel to The Squire's Tale (1998) finds Morris's affable young hero, Terence, still serving the legendary Sir Gawain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOM CRINGLE by Gerald Hausman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Like Geraldine McCaughrean's Pirate's Son (1998), this grand mix of pulse-pounding action, vivid language, exotic locales, and colorful characters fits firmly in the tradition of Treasure Island. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A 13-year-old British midshipman logs seven months of rip-roaring nautical adventure, experiencing hurricane, shipwreck, fever, earthquake, kidnapping, sea fights, and plenty more. Read full book review >