Search Results: "Gloria Spielman"


BOOK REVIEW

MARCEL MARCEAU by Gloria Spielman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"At its best when the emphasis is on the skill and artistry of Mime's most accomplished practitioner—alas, too much of the book looks elsewhere. (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The legendary mime is introduced to a new generation, though not entirely successfully. Read full book review >

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SMALL ACTS OF AMAZING COURAGE by Gloria Whelan
FICTION
Released: April 19, 2011

"National Book Award winner Whelan's characters are more types than people, and there is little of the flavor of the subcontinent in this overstuffed, occasionally pleasant tale of a plucky young woman in Raj-era India. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
With her father away fighting Turks and her mother so often "under the weather," still grieving over long-dead son Edward, 15-year-old Rosalind James has grown independent visiting the bazaar with her Indian friend, Isha, and causing comment among the other British officers' wives at the club. Read full book review >

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THE TURNING by Gloria Whelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

Tanya, 16 years old in 1991 and a principal dancer with Leningrad's Kirov Ballet, is both a witness to the events of a dramatic summer and a participant in Russia's fledgling steps toward democracy. Read full book review >

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ANGEL ON THE SQUARE by Gloria Whelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

A young Russian aristocrat comes of age during the Great War and the Russian Revolution. Read full book review >

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BURYING THE SUN by Gloria Whelan
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"All in all, a vivid portrait of a country and a family under siege, and a testimony to human resilience. (Fiction. YA)"
In this somber companion to The Impossible Journey (2003) and Angel on the Square (2001), Whelan brings the horrific, 880-day Siege of Leningrad to life for young readers. Read full book review >

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FIGHTING FOR THE FOREST by Gloria Rand
Released: March 1, 1999

"The Rands (A Home for Spooky, 1998, etc.) offer a bright fusion of the cautionary and the inspirational, and the artwork is effective in conveying the outsized majesty of the old growth. (Picture book. 6-9)"
This bittersweet tale takes readers into a dark, ancient woods in the American Northwest. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Dry, repetitive, and all too realistic. (Glossary) (Fiction. YA)"
In this first book of Velásquez's projected Roosevelt High School series, Mexican-American Juanita Chávez is expelled from school for fighting, although she didn't start the fight and the white girl who did has not been punished at all. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE VIETNAM by Gloria Whelan
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"An effective plea for a group whose plight, as an afterword notes, continues to worsen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The experiences of a village family, reluctantly escaping their homeland in a perilous boat trip to Hong Kong. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: April 30, 1993

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the author's ``High-Tech World'' series, an introduction to the technology used for wired and wireless networks. Read full book review >

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DOWN WILL COME BABY by Gloria Murphy
Released: Feb. 22, 1990

Suspense/low-level horror story by the author of The Playroom (1988) and Bloodties (1987). Read full book review >

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VIRTUAL WAR by Gloria Skurzynski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"It's an engaging, frightening realm that readers won't soon forget. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Members of the Nintendo generation gain a new perspective on electronic aggression in this taut, chilling, and finely crafted novel from Skurzynski (Cyberstorm, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >