Search Results: "Gordon Chaplin"


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FULL FATHOM FIVE by Gordon Chaplin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A call to action leavened by Chaplin's recollections of a long-gone way of life, when his parents were part of the Duke of Windsor's social set on the Bahamas and he was a young boy sharing in his father's adventures at sea."
When Chaplin (Research Associate/Academy of Natural Sciences; Dark Wind: A Survivor's Tale of Love and Loss, 1999, etc.) was invited to accompany an expedition to the Bahamas to see the coral reefs, he was overjoyed at the chance to relive boyhood memories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A so-so account."
A personal travelogue of Central America, fuzzily in the manner of Graham Greene. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Too few tidbits for Charlie Chaplin fans, and even the few Oonaphiles out there will be disappointed. (16 pages b&w photos)"
Though she was Eugene O'Neill's daughter, Charlie Chaplin's third wife (married at the age of 18), and the mother of actress Geraldine Chaplin, Oona O'Neill Chaplin (192591) did not lead the kind of life that merits a book-length recounting, especially one as lax and disorganized as this one by her former daughter-in-law. Read full book review >

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TIME AND DEATH by Steve Chaplin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2005

"A deeply-felt journey and a celebration of living, sharpened by an awareness of the constriction of our horizons toward nirvana or nothingness."
An exploration into the passage of time and the individual's perception of impending death. Read full book review >

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RECKLESS YEARS by Heather Chaplin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"A restless yet satisfying memoir that will appeal most to women who've found themselves fleeing hopeless relationships."
Diary entries from a woman who left her marriage and husband for a freer existence. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 4, 2005

"An informative thumbnail guide to this flickering phenomenon."
A survey of video games, with a look at what happened between Pong and Halo. Read full book review >

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SMITTEN by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Younger readers may need the title pun (which is also used as a punch line) explained, but should have no trouble following the main thread. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Shared adventures weave the fabric of romance for two lost items of clothing in this screen-ready odyssey "based," as the title page notes, "on an original concept by Susan Siegel." Read full book review >

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THE UGLY TRUCKLING by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Not for every child, but a new rendition of a beloved fairy tale that will appeal to many. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A combination of The Ugly Duckling and Are You My Mother? with a problematic ending. Read full book review >

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NATURE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2004

"This might whet the interest of a budding naturalist, but may disappoint those looking for a field guide. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A pleasant and simple narrative describes the wonders of nature that can be observed, the author tells readers in his note, "in your neighborhood." Read full book review >

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DAVIN by Dan Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"An old-fashioned rouser of the first order. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Curled up in bed with their cocoa and pinch cookies, three children listen as their grandmother tells them the story of living toys on a quest through a darkened attic to save a boy's life in blitz-wracked London during WW II. Read full book review >

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FUN WITH COLOR by Maria Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1995

"Writer and illustrator understand how young readers think and how to tantalize them with facts. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
Two entries in the Simple Science series, both delightful, comprehensible, essential works for the youngest readers. Read full book review >