Search Results: "Gillian Rubinstein"


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RUBINSTEIN by Harvey Sachs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A book with something for almost everyone, and a worthy incentive to investigate Rubinstein's unique artistry. (photos, not seen)"
Sachs is explicitly out to set the record straight in this detailed, scholarly biography of the legendary pianist. Read full book review >

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GALAX-ARENA by Gillian Rubinstein
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Although the siblings' escape and subsequent murder of Hythe are suitably visceral, it is the lingering sense of unease and apathy they find back home that is insidious and haunting. (Fiction. 13+)"
Rubinstein (Dog In, Cat Out, 1993, etc.) takes a provocative view in her novel that is unrelenting in its savagery and grimness. Read full book review >

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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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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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UNDER THE CAT'S EYE by Gillian Rubinstein
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Rubinstein pushes all the pieces together for a convenient and happy ending, but with some confusion, and without any of her usual wit, excitement, or adventure. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Rubinstein (Foxspell, 1996, etc.) combines shape-shifting aliens with quantum physics in a muddled offering for middle graders. Read full book review >

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DOG IN, CAT OUT by Gillian Rubinstein
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Charming. (Picture book. 1-6)"
The title's four words, reordered on each spread, comprise the entire vocabulary of this imaginative portrayal of a busy family's day as punctuated by the comings and goings of their pets. 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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2000

"A skillful navigation through turbulent waters."
A penetrating if often redundant study of the original Zionist vision of an Israel that is both democratic and Jewish. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 1992

"Essential reading for followers of Middle Eastern politics."
A thoughtful analysis of the changing Palestinian concept of identity, rendered with remarkable clarity and balance by Israeli journalist Rubinstein. Read full book review >