Search Results: "Gillian Gill"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY BAKER EDDY by Gillian Gill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"In all, though, a genuine achievement."
Finally, a superb and balanced biography of the enigmatic American religious leader. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An incisive examination of one loving but divided family's grappling with power, privilege, passion, and philanthropy in Victorian Britain."
The Crimean War's beloved "Lady With the Lamp" appears as the magnetic center of this multi-generational family saga filled with public achievement and private love-hate relationships. 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 >

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RETURN TO GILL PARK by Amy Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Intriguing, idiosyncratic and fun to read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Living at home, Willy Wilson, 13, inherited owner of Gill Park, knows he cannot implement the posthumous wishes of millionaire Otto Pettingill. Read full book review >

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AA GILL IS AWAY by A.A. Gill
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Sometimes shocking, usually smart, always entertaining."
Vitriol, humor and lashings of insight as British columnist Gill visits a smorgasbord of far-flung places. Read full book review >

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THE GORILLAS OF GILL PARK by Amy Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2003

"All in all, this offers good, clean fun, a rare commodity in many contemporary middle-grade novels. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Willy's aunt, a costumer, invites him to her city apartment for the summer as she sews 30 gorilla costumes. Read full book review >

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JULIA GILLIAN (AND THE QUEST FOR JOY)  by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Kozjan's energetic pencil-and-ink drawings reveal details of Julia Gillian's troubled but ultimately victorious quest for joy. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this stand-alone sequel to Julia Gillian (and the Art of Knowing) (2008), the eponymous heroine pretends all is well while her fifth-grade world totters. Read full book review >

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JULIA GILLIAN (AND THE DREAM OF THE DOG) by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2010

"Kozjan's frequent drawings (final art not seen) add a cheerful touch. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Now in sixth grade, Julia Gillian copes with her fear of eighth graders, a stubborn third-grade reading buddy as reading-averse as she is and her dog Bigfoot's last illness. Read full book review >

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THE PARTICULAR APPEAL OF GILLIAN PUGSLEY by Susan Örnbratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2015

"The obsession with, and constant reminder of, all that Gillian is withholding muddies what might otherwise be a charming and evocative love story."
A brief young love and its impact nearly 60 years later are at the core of Örnbratt's debut. 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 >