Search Results: "Gerald Durrell"


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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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Released: April 3, 1989

One approaches a book on philanthropy guardedly. Read full book review >

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GRANNY WILL YOUR DOG BITE by Gerald Milnes
Released: Oct. 10, 1990

An attractive collection of 47 nonsense rhymes, riddles, and ballads collected in West Virginia, many (not all) either familiar or variants of the familiar. Read full book review >