Search Results: "Gerald Guerlais"


BOOK REVIEW

A CATFISH TALE by Whitney Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"This fresh Cajun twist on an archetypal tale will win fans down the bayou and well beyond. (glossary, seafood gumbo recipe) (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-8)"
A saucy version of the traditional tale of the fisherman and his wife, set in the Louisiana bayou. Read full book review >

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THE SHIP OF LOST SOULS by Rachelle Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2012

"Echoes of Peter Pan notwithstanding, a less-than-seaworthy outing. (map, glossary) (Adventure. 10-12)"
Endowed with the trappings of a comedic pirate yarn but not its heart, this series opener focuses more on one character's soul-searching than nautical action. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 3, 1989

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

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PARAMOUR by Gerald Petievich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Already sold to Hollywood for a Ridley Scott film, which is about right."
Petievich, once the inventive schemer of To Live and Die in L. A., seems to have settled into a groove of actioners with Earth Angels (1989)—and now, this kinetic, overtired saga of a Secret Service bodyguard who gets involved with the President's mistress. Read full book review >