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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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EXTREMELY CUTE ANIMALS OPERATING HEAVY MACHINERY by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"While readers may appreciate the messages of overcoming bullying and granting forgiveness, the story is hampered by cringe-inducing stereotypes. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tutu, torches, and tenacity don't add up to a simple, ordinary story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEWHERE ELSE by Gus Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Successful overall, if not without a few puzzlements. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Don't put off until tomorrow what can be accomplished with a hot air balloon today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EAST TO THE AMAZON by John Blashford-Snell
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"Blashford-Snell may have come up short on scientific results, but not even a mad dog would challenge him to a sitting contest in the noonday sun. (25 color photos)"
A bit of late-high-imperial adventure deep in the wilds of South America, from two English explorers. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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