Search Results: "Glenda Millard"


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A SMALL FREE KISS IN THE DARK by Glenda Millard
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"This philosophical, appealing survival tale is simultaneously grim and hopeful. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Eleven-year-old Skip, a budding artist, is a runaway from a violent foster home. Read full book review >

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THE NAMING OF TISHKIN SILK by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Other strengths include a rich sense of place—rural Australia—and insight into how we process grief, young and old alike. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Griffin Silk's mother and baby sister have gone away, and Griffin is haunted by their absence, for which he feels responsible. Read full book review >

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ONCE A SHEPHERD by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Taken together, the folkloric simplicity of the text and the quiet beauty of the illustrations pack a powerful punch for those families that want—or need—to confront wartime violence with their little ones. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Millard and Lesnie, Australians, present a picture book about the Great War with beautiful, green-dominated watercolors and a spare text with occasional end rhymes. Read full book review >

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AND RED GALOSHES by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"First published in Australia in 2011, this import's gentle whimsy should find a warm welcome on these shores. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pair of bright red galoshes inspire a small girl and her little brother's entertainment on a windy, rainy day. Read full book review >

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LAYLA, QUEEN OF HEARTS by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Barton's illustrations gently convey the bonds of affection among the author's eccentric, engaging characters. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Layla Elliott and Griffin Silk are best friends, and she's become a virtual Silk family member. Read full book review >

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KAITO’S CLOTH by Glenda Millard
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Though mannered and probably over the heads of younger children, this isn't nearly as twee as it sounds, and may provide solace to readers facing their own change or loss. (Picture book. 6+)"
Japanese influences in the telling and the pictures notwithstanding, this first U.S. edition of an original tale reads most plainly as metaphor, unlinked to a particular time or place. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA'S GARDEN  by Glenda Millard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"At once stately and soothing—a fine choice for bedtime sharing or for calming ruffled spirits in general. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In sonorous cumulative verse, a seasonal round set in a garden rich in color, flowers and children. Read full book review >

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HEARTACHE AND OTHER NATURAL SHOCKS by Glenda Leznoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Steeped in the history of the Quebecois separatist movement and 1970s fashion and pop culture, this isn't groundbreaking stuff, but it is a refreshing break from contemporary teen fiction. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
She said, she said, with a dose of Shakespearean intrigue. Read full book review >

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THE HOTTEST NIGHT OF THE CENTURY by Glenda Adams
Released: May 25, 1989

Short story collection, released simultaneously with Adams' novel (see above): a dozen rather slight stories, some experimental in structure, few more than ten pages in length. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPEST OF CLEMENZA by Glenda Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A distinctive and likable novel."
Stories within stories, like a set of Russian nesting dolls, this latest from Australian writer Adams (Longleg, 1992, etc.) is striking work—both lyrical and enigmatic, with the grander components of a fairy tale forming the contours of its frame. Read full book review >

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CHANGES AND DREAMS by Glenda Beagan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1997

"Tales of loss and desperation unfortunately too pallid to resonate fully."
A second collection (after The Medlar Tree—not reviewed) of 13 carefully crafted stories from Beagan, a Welsh poet and writer, offers gentle evocations of time and place but seems finally rather bland. Read full book review >