Search Results: "Gillian Neimark"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN RECTANGLE by Gillian Neimark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Skip. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Lucy Moon, an aspiring horse rustler from Georgia, teams up with fashionista Flor Bernoulli from New York City to outwit the tiny Square Man, who wants to destroy all the curves in the universe. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET SPIRAL by Gillian Neimark
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2011

"Tedious, frustrating and utterly impenetrable. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Mathematics, humor and fantasy just don't add up in this awkward, misguided effort. 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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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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BLOODSONG by Jill Neimark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"The early chapters, though, have distinct possibilities as a pillow book."
Kim Beckett, the golden welder who answers New York science reporter Lynn Hershey's personal ad, would be Mr. Right if he weren't a murderer: a premise first-novelist Neimark can't decide whether to play for psychological thrills or the cheaper kind. Read full book review >

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MYTH MAKER by Anne E. Neimark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Tolkien's fans will find this to be a serviceable look at his life, no more. (illustrations, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
A biography of the author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit that devotes equal time to all periods of his life. Read full book review >

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DIEGO RIVERA by Anne E. Neimark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Further reading (adult); list of murals in the US; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
A fictionalized biography of the flamboyant Mexican muralist (1886-1957) whose ideologically oriented works brought him both artistic recognition and political reprobation in the 1920's and 30's. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY CASH by Anne E. Neimark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

In compelling, if occasionally purple, prose—"While his demon pills had power beyond measure, part of Johnny wanted to defy them"—Neimark chronicles The Man in Black's hardworking youth, meteoric rise to fame and years of struggle with chemical dependency. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Woody Guthrie was a "radical folk prophet from grassroots America," "Shakespeare in overalls," and "a national treasure." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"She would not, even now, be victim to fear.' (bibliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
. Adamson is revered as one of the pioneers of the endangered animal movement; Neimark, though capturing much of Adamson's milieu and the events of her life, paints her as a talented, but impulsive, moody woman. Read full book review >