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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A solid, if additional, purchase. (introduction, bibliography) (Folklore. 6-9)"
Plainly told, these nine Korean folktales include some well-known tales found in the relatively small number of other picture books and anthologies available in English. Read full book review >

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TOM FINGER by Gillian McClure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"An erratic adventure with compelling moments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In McClure's (Selkie, 1999, etc.) wintry and whimsical tale a girl mourns her dead cat in spite of her brother's protests. 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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THE CURSE BOX by E.E. Richardson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A slender romp that will tempt reluctant readers in particular to bite. (Horror/humor. 11-17)"
Highlighted by an exploding slime monster and a face-off between gangs of vampires, this British import will draw both chills and chortles. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2006

"Another entry in the series is sure to be forthcoming. (Fiction. 12+)"
This plot-driven sequel to The House of Windjammer (2003) depicts further adventures of 16-year-old Adam Windjammer as he evades pirates and engages in battles to restore glory to his family's name. Read full book review >

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WILLIE BROWN by James Richardson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"This is a must-read for anyone interested in recent California history or in politics as sport. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
An informed and entertaining biography of the San Francisco mayor and longtime speaker of the California State Assembly. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 1994

"Despite the material's innate fascination, readers must look elsewhere for a life grounding Stalin's psychological compulsions persuasively in historical context—for instance to Alan Bullock's massive and authoritative 1992 dual biography, Hitler and Stalin."
An intriguing look at Stalin's regime, marred by pedestrian writing and shallow insights. Read full book review >

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THE LAZARUS TREE by Robert Richardson
Released: Oct. 13, 1992

"A treat for puzzle fans and lovers of the small British mystery."
Richardson (Murder in Waiting, The Dying of the Light, etc.) returns in top form, this time sending Augustus (``Gus'') Read full book review >

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POSSESSION by Kat Richardson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Greywalker fans and curious newcomers both will feel welcome."
Another entry (Poltergeist, 2007, etc.) in this well-established contemporary urban-fantasy noir series about Seattle-based psychic PI Harper Blaine. Read full book review >