Search Results: "Gillian Richardson"


BOOK REVIEW

10 PLANTS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD by Gillian Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Readers who took these plants for granted before may well not do so anymore. (maps, bibliography, suggestions for further reading) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A collection of stories that will enlighten readers on the fascinating and often tragic history behind the blue jeans they wear, the French fries and chocolate they consume, and the pepper and sugar they use for flavor. Read full book review >

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10 ROUTES THAT CROSSED THE WORLD by Gillian Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A mostly satisfying mix of history and geography for the curious armchair traveler. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A broad picture of roads and trails from many parts of the world and many eras. Read full book review >

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GRUNT by John Richardson
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"A light-hearted tale that sends a worthwhile message to children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A melancholy runt learns about happiness and self-acceptance from a genial boar. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF WINDJAMMER by V.A. Richardson
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2003

"Richardson sets the stage for sequels from the first chapter on, but few readers are likely to want to read them. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Stronger on 17th-century historical detail than plot or character, this overblown series opener stars a dimwitted, unlikable Amsterdam teenager who suddenly finds himself heir to a family business tottering on the edge of bankruptcy. Read full book review >

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AFTER HAMELIN by Bill Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Likely to attract lovers of fairy-tales, but it will disappoint. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An expansion of the classic story of the pied piper, this tells of young Penelope, left behind when the piper returns for the children of Hamelin after saving the town from rats. Read full book review >

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THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER by Tony Richardson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 1993

"They should have talked- -though Richardson sparkles here nonetheless. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photos)"
A lean, mean, and ultimately engaging autobiography by the British producer-director, finished six years before his death from AIDS in 1991. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"Richardson (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a memoir, 1999), once head of Christie's US operations and now a contributor to Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, etc., proves again that he's one of our foremost biographers."
Engaging essays about an odd mix of artists, writers, tycoons, trendsetters, and con guys from the worlds of literature and art. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF INTELLIGENCE by Ken Richardson
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2000

"Good and provocative insights here—enough to fuel debate, put genetic determinists in their place, and maybe get neuroscientists, psychologists, anthropologists, and linguists to talk to each other instead of plying their separate trades."
A provocative attack on most past and present theories of intelligence by British psychologist Richardson (Origins of Human Potential, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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BACHELOR BROTHERS' BED AND BREAKFAST by Bill Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"By and large, a collection of cloying cuteness and failed wit."
Broadcaster Richardson, billed as Canada's Garrison Keillor, suffers from the literary humorist's bane: He shoots for whimsy, but ends up wallowing in clichÇ. Read full book review >

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DARK HORSE by Doug Richardson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Occasionally gory, darkly cynical, over-the-top political slam-dunk, with comic portrayals of campaign tricks so dirty it's amazing that they're legal. (First printing of 125,000; film rights to Imagine Entertainment)"
A wickedly sleazy small-town mano a mano political thriller pits a naive yuppie lawyer against a homicidal cracker in a vicious southern Texas race for the US Congress. Read full book review >

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GERONIMO'S GOLD by Ted Richardson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An involving tale that proves a modest artifact can lead to a grand adventure."
A historical incident influences a modern economic conspiracy in this thriller. Read full book review >