Search Results: "Ginger Whale"


BOOK REVIEW

GINGER by Kate Klimo
by Kate Klimo, illustrated by Tim Jessell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Assisted by Ginger's attractively gentle voice, pet lovers may be willing to overlook the sometimes heavy-handed narrative. (history of golden retriever breed, information on puppy mills, rescue groups, animal shelters, and how to choose a dog.) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ginger, a golden retriever, is the product of a brutal puppy mill, inauspicious beginnings that don't improve much. Read full book review >

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GINGER by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"This is a simple tale, paced to perfection, while its parallels to the arrival of a new baby in a household give it a practical dimension. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A flawless tale of two cats, well-suited to story hours, to be read and reread. Read full book review >

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GINGER by Ginger Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 1991

"High point: the Oscar for Kitty Foyle. (Black-and-white photographs—not seen.)"
Serviceable autobiography of the dancer-comedienne-leading lady, now 80. Read full book review >

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THE GREEBLEY GREEBLEY by Tim Molloy
illustrated by Tim Molloy, developed by Ginger Whale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2011

"Not much for plot or special features, but the engagingly ugly monster(s) will draw chortles. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A customizable monster and silly sound effects aplenty make a story that is, at best, perfunctory seem more or less forgivable. Read full book review >

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WHALE by David Lucas
by David Lucas, illustrated by David Lucas
ANIMALS
Released: June 12, 2007

"A good choice for readers in search of stories about compassion rewarded or, like Lynda Gene Rymond's Village of the Basketeers (2005), illus by Nicoletta Ceccoli, of young people rescuing communities threatened by unusual natural disasters. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Another unabashedly oddball tale from the author of Nutmeg (2006). Read full book review >

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WHALE by Judy Allen
by Judy Allen, illustrated by Tudor Humphries
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

Anya and her parents are returning by moonlight from her grandmother's island home when Anya spots something huge in the sea. Read full book review >

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WILD GINGER by Anchee Min
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2002

"Fascinating, moving, and marvelously strange: second-novelist Min (Becoming Madame Mao, 2000; a memoir, Red Azalea, 1994) opens the door to a world that is at once terrible and compelling."
A striking story of love and betrayal re-creates the terror and animosities that informed the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the late 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE WHO LIVED ON THE MOON by James Scanlon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"These and other curds considered, it's still a worthwhile trip. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
All the green-cheese riches of the moon are not enough when compared to the value of a friend. Read full book review >

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GINGER BEAR by Mini Grey
by Mini Grey, illustrated by Mini Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2007

"Life's not simple for a cookie, but Ginger Bear, unlike his folkloric predecessor, manages quite nicely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This sweet little offering blends "The Gingerbread Man" with Where the Wild Things Are to delicious effect. Read full book review >

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ELVIS AND GINGER by Ginger Alden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A rosy aura glows throughout this misty memoir of love and loss."
The King's final fiancee breaks her long silence. Read full book review >

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THE WHALE by Mark Beauregard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Rich in historical detail, this novel explores its themes of creativity and friendship with an unusual intensity that kindles some excesses but goes far to overshadowing them."
The years 1850-1851 are pivotal for Herman Melville, as his newborn relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne has a crucial influence on Moby-Dick, according to this historical novel. Read full book review >