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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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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THE CHRISTMAS DONKEY by Gillian McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1993

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The gifted illustrator of several of her father Paul Coltman's books (Witch Watch, 1989) relates a simple tale of her own, one with unusual resonance. 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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GOLDEN GIRL by Gillian Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The layers of his rich family life and the turning point in his own development make the story a standout in an otherwise serviceable collection. (Short stories. 11-15)"
A high school in Canada provides the setting for tales of misfits and outsiders who appear in each other's stories throughout this collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOXSPELL by Gillian Rubinstein
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Readers will find the fantastic aspects of the character's journey satisfying and be sobered by the metaphor of a young boy who survives contemporary family life only by becoming an animal. (Fiction. 10+)"
A 12-year-old boy confronts the disintegration of his family by transforming himself into a fox in this striking novel from Rubinstein (Galax-Arena, 1995, etc.). 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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SKYMAZE by Gillian Rubinstein
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Still, though not so fine or intriguing as Rubinstein's Beyond the Labyrinth (1990), a skillfully written, fast-moving story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Another computer game becomes as real as life—and death. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARANCE by Gillian Chan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fast, compelling read. (Supernatural thriller. 14-18)"
A mystery about a bullied boy who goes missing from a group home. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT DAUGHTER by Gillian Linscott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Some delicious description (a Siamese cat is 'draped over her shoulder like a long spillage of Devonshire cream') and expert manipulation of Nell's viewpoint: both make for a satisfying ninth outing (Absent Friends, 1999, etc.)."

BOOK REVIEW

HANGING ON THE WIRE by Gillian Linscott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Still, worth reading for its evocative creation of time, place, and ideas whose era was about to arrive."
The time is June 1917; the death toll in Britain's war with Germany has reached shocking numbers; and here, in a second outing, suffragette/amateur-sleuth Nell Bray (Sister Beneath the Sheet, 1991) answers a call for help from her friend Jenny Chesney, who's assisting Dr. Julius Stroud at a small, experimental military hospital in Wales. Dr. Stroud, a passionate convert, is trying to cure his physically unwounded casualties with the new psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud. Read full book review >