Search Results: "Gloria Jean Pinkney"


BOOK REVIEW

GLORIA JEAN by Scott and Jan MacGillivray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"A must read for film buffs, and will hopefully stimulate further discussion of Gloria Jean's work."
The first full-length biography of a gifted film and singing star of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Read full book review >

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TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR KISSING GLORIA JEAN by Britt Leigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A nicely balanced, believable and interesting view into adolescence, sex education and the power of faith. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A 14-year-old girl tries to follow her Catholic faith but wants to get her first kiss too. Read full book review >

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MUSIC FROM OUR LORD’S HOLY HEAVEN by Gloria Jean Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Additional materials include a short introduction for adults by Troy Pinkney-Ragsdale and a biographical essay with family photographs by Gloria Jean Pinkney about the significance of music and religion in her life. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
The talented Pinkney family collaborated in the creation of this inspirational collection of traditional Christian hymns and related psalms. Read full book review >

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THE SUNDAY OUTING by Gloria Jean Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"A welcome companion to Back Home. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In Back Home (1992), Ernestine visited an aunt and uncle down South; this book explains how that journey came to happen. Read full book review >

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BACK HOME by Gloria Jean Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

In her picture-book debut, the author—as Donald Crews did in Bigmama's (1991, ALA Notable)—re-creates the childhood experience of coming from a northern city to visit relatives in the rural South. Read full book review >

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DANIEL AND THE LORD OF LIONS by Gloria Jean Pinkney
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A solid treatment, both textually and visually. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
The Old Testament story of Daniel in the lions' den is smoothly retold in this longer story for children in the early elementary grades. Read full book review >

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GLORIA by Keith Maillard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A meticulously observed, immensely satisfying finale."
The West Virginia-born Maillard (now a resident of Vancouver) wraps up a trilogy (Light in the Company of Women, 1994; Hazard Zones, 1996) with the kind of big, stubbornly old-fashioned narrative that was a publisher's bread-and-butter in the 1940s and '50s. Read full book review >

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GLORIA by Kerry Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"Not quite a love story and not quite a feminist bouquet, but a well-seasoned hybrid."
The hoodlum and the whore: Those labels are accurate but inadequate for the title characters of Young's debut Pao (2011) and this lively companion piece; both are set in mid-20th-century Jamaica. Read full book review >

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GLORIA by Mark Coovelis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Spare and febrile, this canny debut can't resist the lure of the middlebrow clichÇs it eventually skewers."
Egged on by an ambitious journalist, a grieving brother searches for the truth about his late sister—a murder victim and perhaps a murderer too. Read full book review >

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MOURNING GLORIA by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2011

"China (Holly Blues, 2010, etc.) continues to provide good value, with solid mysteries, fascinating herbal lore and appended recipes."
A disturbing experience involves Texas ex-lawyer, herbalist, business owner and amateur sleuth China Bayles in yet another murder case. Read full book review >

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GLORIA ESTEFAN by Rebecca Stefoff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 14, 1991

"Discography; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 12+)"
In the ``Hispanics of Achievement'' series, a biography of the popular Cuban-American singer. Read full book review >

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GLORIA SWANSON by Stephen Michael Shearer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"An uneven, rushed-through life with occasional high notes."
A biography of Gloria Swanson (1899-1983), who was difficult, vain, arrogant and self-deluded, as well as shrewd, stylish and magnetic. She was, by her own account, "every inch and every moment a star." Read full book review >