Search Results: "Gilbert Brim"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 1992

"With economic troubles all around and fortunes gone sour overnight, Brim forsakes the quick fix for thoughtful observations about how we drive ourselves and measure results."
Succinct and finely tuned thoughts on why happiness has little to do with money, youth, or even education, by the director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Mid-Life Development. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Not the definitive biography, then, and certainly not for casual G&S fans—but the most authoritative effort of its kind thus far, and, particularly considering the often-academic content, crisply readable. (16 pages b&w illustrations)"
Stedman, editor of a collection of Gilbert's non-G&S works (Gilbert Before Sullivan, 1967), now offers a solid, stylish, well- researched critical biography—which effectively emphasizes the Victorian-theater context of Gilbert's writings but fails to pay proper attention to his genius as a lyricist. Read full book review >

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GILBERT THE GHOST by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"'Different' never looked so appealing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little ghost unapologetically makes the most of being different. Read full book review >

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GILBERT THE HERO by Jane Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"This fish story smells stale already. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Big brother shark thinks quickly and saves the day. Read full book review >

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GILBERT THE GREAT by Jane Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: June 5, 2005

"Youngsters will sympathize with Gilbert, and take comfort in the outcome of Clarke's sweet story, which she manages to tell with sensitivity and humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When his best friend Raymond moves away, Gilbert, a great white shark, is terribly sad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A handsome addition to the author's tapestry of his Massachusetts purlieus, by now as closely observed as Gilbert White's Selborne. (Photos throughout)"
Another artful piece of creative nonfiction from Mitchell (Following the Sun, 2002, etc.) rediscovers the life of a multitalented African-American assistant. Read full book review >

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Courageous Gilbert the Groundhog by Regina E. McCarthy
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A great resource for an elementary school counselor's office to have on hand for kids who need help managing their emotional responses."
A shy groundhog learns how to get in touch with his feelings and stand up for himself in this kids' book by debut author McCarthy and illustrator Dettman. Read full book review >

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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN by Michael Ffinch
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Not without its uses, but a more balanced account would help the beginning listener enjoy these works as comic operas, not just as comic texts. (Photographs)"
Introductory guide to the life and works of the famous British duo, by poet/biographer Ffinch (G.K. Chesterton, 1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1957

"A rather macabre fancy, curiosity- along with the expected cleverness of phrase- combine to make a small diversion of delusion; it is not, however, Waugh at his strongest-or his best."
The bizarre experiences which overtake and almost overcome Gilbert Pinfold, a successful British novelist of fifty years, form a slight novel- which is also something of a literary vagary for Evelyn Waugh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE by Peter Hedges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Hedges turns a nice phrase; in fact, all that's lacking here are content and nerve."
An ever-so-gentle coming-of-age story—a saccharine Last Picture Show—that almost smothers the evident talent of its author in an overdose of pop culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK MISSIONS OF EDGAR BRIM by Shane Peacock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"This thrilling historical mystery will have readers anxiously turning pages and checking under their beds. (Historical thriller. 12-16)"
A young Victorian is haunted and hunted by monsters from the era's darkest literature in Peacock's spine-tingling mystery. Read full book review >

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GILBERT GOLDFISH WANTS A PET by Kelly DiPucchio
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2011

"Pair with Emma Dodd's What Pet to Get (2008) or Fiona Robertson's Wanted: The Perfect Pet (2010) for surefire pet-centric fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fresh, funny take on a popular topic—the perfect pet. Read full book review >