Search Results: "Gillian Newland"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGICIAN OF AUSCHWITZ by Kathy Kacer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Though its sourcing is lacking, this is nevertheless a poignant, inspiring story of friendship, hope and survival. (Biography. 7-10)"
A moving Holocaust story for younger readers about a young boy sent to Auschwitz and befriended by a magician. Read full book review >

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BIG AND SMALL, ROOM FOR ALL by Jo Ellen Bogart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"A necessary purchase that surpasses the ordinary fare. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bogart presents a way for young children to explore the concepts of big and small in a way few picture books address. Read full book review >

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A BOY ASKED THE WIND by Barbara Nickel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Lovely. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Powered by legend and known by many names, the wind takes a little boy on an international odyssey. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT A NUMBER by Jenny Kay Dupuis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A moving glimpse into a not-very-long-past injustice. (Picture book. 7-11)"
When the Indian agent comes for Irene and her brothers, their parents reluctantly give them up to be taken to one of Canada's infamous residential schools. Read full book review >

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TILLY'S STAYCATION by Gillian Hibbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"There's no place like home, as Dorothy would say. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Although initially disappointed about not getting to travel the way her friends do, Tilly comes to appreciate adventures close to home. Read full book review >

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FROGGY WENT A-COURTIN’ by Gillian Tyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Um-hum. (source note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Tyler highlights the romance in this frilly version of the folk song, following Froggy and Miss Mousie from courtship to honeymoon in pale, finely brushed outdoor scenes captioned in elegant, if low-contrast, gold ink. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA BEAR'S FANTASTIC SCARF by Gillian Heal
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1997

"Salubrious thoughts, surely- -charmingly illustrated in watercolor—but the book is an onslaught of lessons rather than a story, and more likely to appeal to adults than to children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Grandpa Bear's Fantastic Scarf (32 pp.; $14.95; Mar. 15, 1997; 1- 885223-41-2): A little bear learns from his wise old grandfather about the weaving of a life—his grandfather's scarf is as long and multicolored as his years in this book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Boisterous street slang and the opinions of a younger generation lend vitality to an earnest domestic tragedy, but this is an uneasy fusion of troubled psychology and social issues."
Abducted from a car 20 years ago, a lost child reappears—or is he a fake; someone claiming his identity, someone with a violent streak? 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK! by Gillian Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"However, art selection (Picasso, Hockney, Rembrandt, van Gogh) is excellent (notable exception: Rousseau's racially inappropriate Tropical Landscape—An American Indian Struggling with an Ape), and readers will savor the striking artwork. (index, art reference) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Gorgeous reproductions are forced to work within a detrimentally narrow concept. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEWHERE IN BLUE by Gillian Cummings
CLASSICS
Released: May 15, 2010

Sixteen-year-old Sandy Rawlins, depressed and skipping school after her father's recent death from cancer, can't help but notice that her mother, Vivian, is eager to get rid of his possessions and move on with her life too quickly. Read full book review >