Search Results: "Gerald Durrell"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 1993

Another delightful excursion into nature by the always amusing Durrell, who's proving to be as prolific as many of his animal charges (Marrying Off Mother, 1992; The Ark's Anniversary, 1991— and 23 other titles). Read full book review >

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THE ARK'S ANNIVERSARY by Gerald Durrell
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

The ark in question isn't Noah's, although the intention is the same: to construct a shelter for endangered species. Read full book review >

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MARRYING OFF MOTHER by Gerald Durrell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"On two legs or four, these improbable creatures offer softened charms and certain satisfactions for old fans and newer enthusiasts."
Beginning with Esmeralda, a champion truffle pig who smells of Joy, this collection of eight stories finds Durrell on a familiar anecdotal high. Read full book review >

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THE LETTUCE LEAF BIRTHDAY LETTER by Linda Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Her zany, detailed tableaux keep the whole thing afloat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Duck paints a lettuce leaf masterpiece for his friend Goose's birthday, and hands it to the postrabbit with instructions to deliver the missive posthaste. 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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THE LEGEND OF THE KING by Gerald Morris
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Well done. (end note, cast list) (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Morris pulls off a spectacular conclusion to his humane and witty Squire's Tales series as destructive intrigues both provide a backdrop for a fan-pleasing reunion of favorite figures from past episodes and lead up to the final battle between Arthur and his brilliant, hideously warped son Mordred. Read full book review >

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A RUNNING JUMP by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

When Polly James, sick of the attentions of her mother's constant stream of admirers, does a bunk and hightails it to London, she's not the only one making a departure, since her author is leaving behind the Highlands landscapes so familiar to his fans (Bloodlines, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >