Search Results: "Gerald Nicosia"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"A visceral paean to the vets' cause, but something less than good history."
The Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) was established in 1967 and in many ways led the protest movement until the war's end in 1975. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A real find for Beat aficionados, adding verve to a cherished moment in American history and the novel that came to define it."
Free-spirited adventuress? Promiscuous party girl? Proto-feminist? Who was the real Lu Anne Henderson, immortalized as "Marylou" in Jack Kerouac's On the Road? 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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THE BALLAD OF SIR DINADAN by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2003

"While not the strongest or funniest in the series, this will nevertheless satisfy Arthurian buffs as well as those who like their history and fantasy mixed with humor. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fans of The Squire's Tale (1998) and its sequels will welcome this new installment in the humorous take on the King Arthur legends. Read full book review >

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THE LIONESS & HER KNIGHT by Gerald Morris
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Once again, Morris brilliantly re-animates an old story, keeping readers engaged while gently, genially urging them to ruminate over the truths at its heart. (Fiction. 12+)"
Morris's newest Arthurian tale is as clever, funny and wise as its predecessors. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST OF THE FAIR UNKNOWN by Gerald Morris
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

Morris continues his intelligent retellings of Arthurian legends with a tale of multiple quests, centered on a young man so innocent of the world that he makes Candide look like Casanova. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"A splendid setting for an important myth. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Hero and mischief-maker Raven is central to Native American myths of the Pacific Northwest, as McDermott explains in a gracefully written note. Read full book review >

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NIGHT FLIGHT by Gerald Hausman
FICTION
Released: April 16, 1996

"The age of the protagonist and the length of the book mark it for middle- schoolers, but the brutality of much of the subject matter and the many ambiguities, intentional or not, demand an older readership. (Fiction. 14+)"
A deeply disturbing novel, based on an incident from the author's childhood. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A wondrous collection woven of comedy, gritty drama, and pungent imagination, stitched together with lyrical language that yields passages to be reread and shared. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The magic of a summer in a small town, circa 1957. Read full book review >