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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

IN CAMERA by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 1992

"Gunlore, kept below brain-glazing levels, is varied with livelier sailing-lore—but this time out, Hammond has come up with a zingy plot, nonstop action, and lots of interesting character interplay to produce a winner."
The author's Scottish hero, gunsmith Keith Calder (Home to Roost, etc.), finally hits a bull's-eye, in tandem with Detective Sergeant Ian Fellowes, his daughter Deborah's suitor. Read full book review >

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THIN AIR by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 13, 1994

"Of interest mainly, it would seem, to other alert gunsmiths."
It's no surprise that somebody has shot cantankerous Old Murdo Heminson, Sir Peter Hay's tenant farmer at Easter Coullie Farm. Read full book review >