Search Results: "Gillian Lobel"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MOONSHADOW’S JOURNEY by Gillian Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Although the paintings are lovely and convey a sense of movement and physical space, this is not a necessary purchase. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A formal text is enhanced by sweeping watercolor paintings in this odd tale of a young swan's first journey south just prior to the onset of winter. Read full book review >

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FOR EVERYONE TO SHARE by Gillian Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"However, the overlong and repetitious text may leave young readers—and will more certainly leave their grown-ups—wishing they'd chosen something with rather more emotional complexity, such as Martin Waddell's Tiny's Big Adventure (2004). (Picture book. 3-5)"
While his sleeping brothers and sisters snuggle up to mother, Little Mouse ventures out of the cozy nest to discover new smells, the brightness of daylight, a furry coated buzzing bee, flowers, the sun in the bright blue sky, a blue-and-purple butterfly, singing birds, whispering grasses, starry daisies and dewdrops on a spider's web. Read full book review >

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LITTLE HONEY BEAR AND THE SMILEY MOON by Gillian Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Just the right amount of fancy to enchant young readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Beguiled by the friendly twinkle of the moonlight, Little Honey Bear sets off on a jaunt to visit the moon. Read full book review >

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DOES ANYBODY LOVE ME? by Gillian Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A happy ending with a reassurance that, yes indeed, many people do love Charlie. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Poor Charlie is stuck with parents who have no appreciation for her wild, sometimes messy imagination in Lobel's amusing US debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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PLAYFUL PIGS FROM A TO Z by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Delightfully playful indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Twenty-six pigs spend a glorious day playing with the alphabet. Read full book review >

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TAKING CARE OF MAMA RABBIT by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A sweet little family tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who can make Mama Rabbit feel better? Read full book review >

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10 HUNGRY RABBITS by Anita Lobel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2012

"Good, basic food to feed the youngest of minds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Lobel, no stranger to gardening—or concept books—serves up a feast once again. Read full book review >

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ONE LIGHTHOUSE, ONE MOON by Anita Lobel
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2000

"There's neither a missing elementary concept nor a jarring fly in the ointment of this bewitching cat's charmed life. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In three short chapters of just a few words each, Lobel demonstrates her artistry for choosing the right ingredients to create a perfect concept book around the life of a small gray-striped cat. Read full book review >