Search Results: "Gordon Snell"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"As with many such collections, the tales are best read individually rather than all at once. (Short stories. YA)"
A strong collection of stories saturated with the scent of the sea, the taste of Guinness, and a rough Gaelic music to the words even when they are spoken in Texas or Liverpool. Read full book review >

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THE KING OF QUIZZICAL ISLAND by Gordon Snell
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Marvelous fun. (Picture book. 5-10)"
It seems that the only one with an inquiring mind on Quizzical Island is the King. Read full book review >

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TWELVE DAYS by Gordon Snell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Its magical illustrations definitely call for repeat readings. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Snell (Thicker Than Water, 2001, etc.) provides new words to the old Christmas song of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," with a more modern theme that may be more accessible to today's children. Read full book review >

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GORDON PARKS by Ann Parr
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"A substandard, message-driven production, of limited value to libraries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Based on an interview with Parks, now in his 90s, and built on his mother's childhood challenge, "What a white boy can do, you can too—and no excuses," Parr's profile briefly traces the photographer/writer/filmmaker's career from early struggles in Minnesota to his memoir for adults, Hungry Heart (2005). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The research seems sound enough, but one-dimensional characters and consistently clumsy prose doom this first of a series. There may be a story worth telling here, but the grandson of Sinclair Lewis hasn't found it yet."
Chunky, clunky debut novel about a one-time slave who fights Confederates, injustice, ignorance, racism, Native Americans, whatever—all superheroically. Read full book review >

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GORDON PARKS by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Parks' photography gave a powerful and memorable face to racism in America; this book gives him to young readers. (afterword, author's note, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
He aimed his camera lens at fashion models and at struggling African-American workers. Read full book review >

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FLORENCE GORDON by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Always a pleasure to read for his well-drawn characters, quiet insight and dialogue that crackles with wit, Morton here raises his own bar in all three areas. He also joins a sadly small club of male writers who have created memorable heroines."
Unexpected celebrity and long-absent family members distract a heroically cantankerous 1960s-era activist in the summer of 2009 as she reluctantly confronts the challenges of age. Read full book review >

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GORDON AND TAPIR by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Dispiriting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gordon and Tapir discover that friendship isn't enough to find common ground. Read full book review >

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GORDON IN CHARGE by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Special less for the themes of bullying and posturing than for the super-expressive, always-in-motion illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Newton illustrates her two Gordons, goat and goose, with passionate feeling and motion as they vie for authority over the barnyard. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"A snappy, concise collection of satisfying, easy-to-prepare recipes for harried home cooks, locavores and everyday foodies."
Balanced, healthy recipes, without the fuss, from celebrity chef Ramsay (Gordon Ramsay's World Kitchen, 2010 etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"'Long Live Girl Scouts!' may be the cry on readers' lips after finishing this tribute to a spirited and inspirational American leader."
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, this biography brings to life the woman whose efforts galvanized an entire nation of young women. Read full book review >