Search Results: "Gillian Shields"


BOOK REVIEW

IMMORTAL by Gillian Shields
Released: May 1, 2009

"The door is left open for a sequel, but with so much worthwhile source material to read instead, readers will ask, why? (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Evie, a motherless and lonely scholarship student at the very posh Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies somewhere on unspecified moors of England, pursues a furtive and resolutely chaste late-night romance with Sebastian, whose good looks, dark moods, manipulative behavior and anachronistic speech will remind readers of Twilight's Edward Cullen. Read full book review >

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ETERNAL by Gillian Shields
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Some readers will enjoy it, especially those with little experience in the genre. It's all been done, better. (Supernatural romance. 12 & up)"
This third book in Shield's continuing supernatural series (Immortal, 2009, etc.) can feed the needs only of those who crave 100-percent full gothic fiction. Read full book review >

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DESTINY by Gillian Shields
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 31, 2012

"For fans only. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
The fourth entry in this pure-gothic series continues to hit all the clichés of the genre as hard as possible. 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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THE PERFECT BEAR by Gillian Shields
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2008

"At the center of this whimsical tale is a gently reassuring message regarding the nature of love and acceptance that young readers will embrace. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Shields's affecting tale chronicles an arrogant toy's transition from revered object to beloved companion. Read full book review >

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DOGFISH by Gillian Shields
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 25, 2008

"An agreeable choice for those who know the will of the canine-obsessed youngster. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What's a boy to do when everyone has a dog but him? Read full book review >

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THE STARLIGHT BABY by Gillian Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The dulcet watercolors are painted in meltingly soft pastels and swooping lines without being overly sweet, though the whole will not appeal to every taste. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Shields offers a gentle little tale that can be read as an adoption story or one about the most basic kind of mother love. Read full book review >

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LIBRARY LILY by Gillian Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2011

"Shields stops short of preaching, but it is 'the choir' who will most appreciate the message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This gentle read presents a rosy-cheeked child, brand-new library card in hand, dazzled by the array of choices surrounding her on the shelves. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORLD WAS WAITING FOR YOU by Gillian Shields
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"Expectant parents will love this as a gift, little ones will warm to the reassuring story of each baby's importance and bunny-rabbit aficionados will take this charming tale to heart. (Picture book. 2-5, adults)"
Shields and Currey introduced a charming rabbit family with three children in When the World Is Ready for Bed (2009). Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORLD IS READY FOR BED by Gillian Shields
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Children will be glad to snuggle up and be softly lulled to sleep by this soothing selection as they are simultaneously reminded of the necessity and comfort of a bedtime routine. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The sky is growing dark, and it's time for the flowers, the birds and every bunny to start thinking about bed. Read full book review >

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TOM’S TREE by Gillian Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Subtle but sublime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Both trees and boys grow in their own way. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORLD IS FULL OF FRIENDS by Gillian Shields
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A charming story of perseverance that's rooted in simplicity and nostalgia. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rabbit family and a squirrel family want to be friends, but a stream separates the two. Read full book review >