Search Results: "Gerald McNerney"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Expert and invigorating."
Comprehensive guide to America's looming energy emergency, including suggested actions that the authors believe will avert a global crisis. 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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PIG-BOY by Gerald McDermott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Good rascally fun. (Picture book/folktale. 3-5)"
Joining McDermott's other trickster tales meant for keiki ("very young children" in the Hawaiian language) is the tale of the shape-shifting pig whose annoying and greedy habits land him in endless trouble with both the king and the goddess Pele. 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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PARSIFAL’S PAGE by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"So will the reader. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Morris (The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf, 2000, etc.) serves up another engaging take on Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

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CASTAWAYS by Gerald Hausman
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Readers hoping for the chills of Duppy Talk (1999) or the high adventure of Hausman's 'Tom Cringle' stories will be disappointed, but those with a taste for introspective writing may be willing to give this a try. (source notes) (Short stories. 12+)"
Action takes a back seat to psychodrama in these six original sea tales. Read full book review >

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THE SQUIRE'S TALE by Gerald Morris
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"An author's note discusses the sources for the novel, providing plenty of additional territory for budding Arthurians to explore. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A 14-year-old boy lives the adventure of being a knight's squire in this novel based on the legends of Camelot. Read full book review >

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THE SNATCH by Gerald Hammond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"Feisty if uningratiating characters in a complex, imaginative, though not always convincing story."
A Scottish take on "The Ransom of Red Chief" with felonies obbligato. Read full book review >