Search Results: "Gill Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

MOON BEAR by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"A moving and memorable tale of a boy and his bear. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Like Nâam-pèng, the bravest bee in a much-loved story, a boy faces a monster—bear-bile farming—and makes a difference. Read full book review >

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ONE WHITE DOLPHIN by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Readers captivated by Wild Wings (2011) may find this less engaging but will certainly be hoping for more books from Lewis in the future. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A boy with cerebral palsy and an injured albino dolphin calf help Kara Wood come to terms with her mother's death and the sale of the family's boat, Moana. Read full book review >

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THE MOST PRECIOUS THING by Gill Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A loving tale straight from a mother's heart. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A ramble through the woods leads to the discovery of a mother's dearest treasure in this sweetly simple tale. Read full book review >

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GORILLA DAWN by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A riveting survival adventure with an important message. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A child soldier and a park ranger's son rescue an infant gorilla. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD WINGS by Gill Lewis
Kirkus Star
by Gill Lewis, illustrated by Yuta Onoda
ANIMALS
Released: April 19, 2011

"With universal themes of life and death, friendship and respect for the natural world, this is still quite particular, a powerfully memorable story of a boy's grief and determination to keep a promise. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Striving to protect the osprey nesting on his family's farm in Scotland, 11-year-old Callum McGregor watches the bird throughout summer, uses a computer to follow her migration to Africa and sets in motion a remarkable chain of events. Read full book review >

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SCOUT AND THE SAUSAGE THIEF by Gill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A bit silly but good fun. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
Scout, a female German shepherd, is very excited to be trying for her Care in the Community badge at Sausage Dreams Puppy Academy. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE by Deirdre Gill
Kirkus Star
by Deirdre Gill, illustrated by Deirdre Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Readers will want to reread the simple but meaningful text and bask again in the glorious illustrations of this splendid debut. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little boy's imagination creates a beautiful, mysterious, snowy world outside his home. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 1992

"Glossary; no index. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Fifty appealing mammals, illustrated in meticulous detail. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW UP...  by Gill McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2015

"Warm and affecting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A yellow Labrador puppy ponders life as an adult dog. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN OF THE SUN by Gill Harvey
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Fascinating fodder for budding Egyptologists. (glossary, maps) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A spirited girl with a gift for predicting the future unravels secrets plaguing a village in ancient Egypt. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"While scrupulously maintaining his documentary perspective, Gill reveals the conditions that generated those crucial concerns about art and politics with which contemporary societies—the free and the unfree—are still preoccupied."
In a vivid, detailed, and powerful depiction of political and cultural life in Berlin from before WW I to 1938, Gill (The Journey Back from Hell—not reviewed, etc.) conveys the passion, diversity, energy, as well as the waste, rage and alienation that inspired the art, the politics, and ultimately the Second World War. Read full book review >

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Strange Passengers by Paul Gill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2015

"An ultimately affirming, albeit overwrought, story of recovery."
Gill, a former "disciple" of alcohol and "fanatical atheist," gives readers a guided tour through his visions of hell in this harrowing true survivor story. Read full book review >