Search Results: "Gillian Cross"


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WOLF by Gillian Cross
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1991

"Weaving memorably offbeat yet believable characters, extraordinary events, and contemporary issues, Cross once again confronts classic verities in a stunningly original, splendidly crafted story. (Fiction. 12+)"
The author of Roscoe's Leap (1987) and A Map of Nowhere (1989) again explores universal themes through thrilling, pivotal events in the life of a teenager with a traumatic background. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"A gripping page-turner that begs for the next volume. (Fantasy. YA)"
Cross steps up the pace and urgency in this gravely suspenseful second installment. Read full book review >

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NEW WORLD by Gillian Cross
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 15, 1995

"Many questions have been raised by the explosion of cybertechnology and its possible effects on the young; Cross delivers a fast-paced message that techies and Luddites alike will love. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Miriam and Stuart, both 14, are thrilled and honored to be chosen to test the top secret, ultimate new virtual reality game, New World. Read full book review >

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WHERE I BELONG by Gillian Cross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"There is something appealing about the adolescent characters (most of the adults are creeps), but this mishmash of a plot may have little meaning for most readers, especially if their knowledge of Somalia is limited. (Thriller. 11-14)"
A contemporary international thriller is woven together from alternating first-person perspectives. Read full book review >

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A MAP OF NOWHERE by Gillian Cross
Released: April 15, 1989

To Joseph Fisher and his older sister Ruth, the game (a form of dungeons and dragons) is rehearsal for tough, conscientious choices in real life; to Nick, when he first joins them in an episode of "Jezebel," real life is just another game where dirty tricks are the accepted norm. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Readers should start with the first installment to absorb this grimly mesmerizing and fascinatingly unusual series. (Fantasy. YA)"
What began as outdoor survival here turns eerily psychological as Cross wraps up this grippingly original series. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AMERICAN ELEPHANT CHASE by Gillian Cross
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"The book has won Britain's Smarties Prize. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An author of splendidly complex, challenging thrillers (Wolf, 1990, Carnegie Medal) sets a picaresque adventure in 19th- century America. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Creative, mysterious fantasy bookends a woodland survival story in this provocative series opener. Read full book review >

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TIGHTROPE by Gillian Cross
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"The page-turning plot will keep readers involved, though, despite a few undeveloped characters and the weak finish. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A twisty, eccentric novel of Machiavellian intrigue unravels slightly in the resolution, but fans of the author's previous works (Pictures in the Dark, 1996, etc.) are unlikely to mind. Read full book review >

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PICTURES IN THE DARK by Gillian Cross
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Persuasive and resonant. (Fiction. 12+)"
Cross (New World, 1995, etc.) tautly combines a mystery with a compassionate novel about the healing power of friendship and love. Read full book review >

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JULIA GILLIAN by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"A fresh, winsome heroine learns a lesson about facing her fears in this first of an anticipated series. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Julia Gillian goes out of her way to avoid unhappy endings. Read full book review >