Search Results: "Gilly Marklew"


BOOK REVIEW

RIDING THE STORM by Salamanda Drake
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Frankly a sequel, this will probably be grabbed by girls who loved the first installment. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this second in a series, the friendship between dragon riders Cara and Breena is almost destroyed and their dragons injured through the machinations of the spoiled and jealous Hortense. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF POEMS by Caroline Walsh
POETRY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 4+)"
An attractive small (7'' x 6'') volume of 26 poems, many very familiar (Farjeon, de la Mare), but with some charming surprises (Dorothy Wordsworth; an evocative ``Watching You Skating,'' by Adrian Mitchell). Read full book review >

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GILLY MARTIN THE FOX by Mollie Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: April 28, 1994

"A lively and attractive offering. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
As Hunter notes, this is ``a much-condensed but nevertheless faithful retelling'' of a Scottish Highland tale, recorded in Gaelic and published in English in 1860. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT AND GILLY BUCKET by Maurine F. Dahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2002

"Still, Gilly is a spirited character, and despite the Hollywood ending, there are small satisfactions in her tale. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
It's 1859 and Gilly (Mary Gillian) Bucket, 11, must leave Missouri to live with her cold and formal aunt in Virginia. Read full book review >

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THE GILLY SALT SISTERS by Tiffany Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2012

"Baker's gift for richly embroidered fantasy only partially compensates for the novel's inconsistency. Alice Hoffman-lite."
In her second novel, Baker (The Little Giant of Aberdeen County, 2009) follows the lives of two sisters whose family has always harvested salt that may or may not have magical powers over their Cape Cod community. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS by Katherine Paterson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"Without a hint of the prevailing maudlin realism, Paterson takes up a common 'problem' situation and makes it genuinely moving, frequently funny, and sparkling with memorable encounters."
Paterson's bright eleven-year-old has a lot in common with: other foster children we've met in fiction: sulky, surface-tough, perversely set on being "hard to manage," determined after several rejections never to accept an overture, and still cherishing the fantasy that her real mother will come to her rescue. Read full book review >

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WHAT SHE KNEW by Gilly Macmillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"While there's little new ground broken, the missing child scenario, when done reasonably well, as it is here, is a reliable hook, and with Macmillan's taut pacing, this is an engaging debut."
The search for a missing boy is seen through the split perspective of his frantic mother and the police detective determined to solve the case, despite its deleterious effect on his psychological health. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S HARBOR by Alex Gilly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2015

"Gilly's debut is a real page-turner filled with thrills, chills, and unexpected surprises."
A routine patrol turns into a nightmare for alcoholic Marine Interdiction Agent Nick Finn. Read full book review >

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THE MASTER OF CONFESSIONS by Thierry Cruvellier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2014

"Cruvellier is an extremely articulate and compassionate observer to a country and its people plunged through the rings of hell."
With chilling clarity, a veteran international journalist delineates the totalitarian ideology and horrific crimes of the leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge. Read full book review >

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TRICKED by Jen Calonita
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The whimsical Grimm reboot continues. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
After her sister is arrested and hauled off to Fairy Tale Reform School, 12-year-old Gilly Cobbler seizes the opportunity to return to her alma mater only to find it changed under its new management. Read full book review >

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THE CAPTIVE by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Smart, compelling and captivating."
Two battered aristocrats find solace in each other's company. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2005

"An affecting if uneven debut."
Emotional courtroom drama explores the lingering psycological and social effects of the Jim Crow South. Read full book review >