Search Results: "Greg Gormley"


BOOK REVIEW

DOG IN BOOTS by Greg Gormley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A truly enjoyable selection and a nice follow-up to a favorite fairy tale, just right for reading aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Inspired by the story "Puss in Boots," Dog decides that he needs some splendid boots of his own, so he trots off to his local shoe shop to purchase a pair. Read full book review >

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FAIRY TALE FRANKIE AND THE TRICKY WITCH by Greg Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Whether on the fairy-tale shelf or the Halloween one, this notably nondiverse book may tickle readers with similar interests, though perhaps only once. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A white girl who really loves fairy tales is surprised one day when a bunch of fairy-tale characters visit her home and ask Frankie to hide them from the witch. Read full book review >

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ROCKY AND THE LAMB by Greg Gormley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"June 2006), illustrated by Nate Lilly. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this unexceptional bully tale, a wolf as "mean and cowardly as a dog at bath time" changes his ways after snatching a box from a cute little lamb in a pink coat, and discovering the literal truth of her claim that it contains a beautiful crown guarded by "the scariest, hairiest monster you could possibly imagine." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1995

"A portrait of one man staring into America's societal abyss shouldn't be this superficial."
A well-meaning but ultimately unsatisfying account of a priest's work with youths in the barrio of East LA. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENTS AND THE CONSTITUTION by Ken Gormley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 10, 2016

"A useful, educational tome featuring top-drawer contributors—though female scholars are woefully underrepresented."
A fluidly fashioned collection of essays about how the roster of American presidents shaped the executive duties as defined in the Constitution. Read full book review >

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SALOME by Beatrice Gormley
FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"A fresh look at an old story. (afterword) (Fiction. 12-16)"
An infamous teen femme fatale tells her side of this familiar New Testament story of desire and death. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A complete, informative introduction to a nonviolent revolutionary and one of history's most important champions of human rights. (photos, timeline, glossary, source notes) (Biography. 10-14)"
A young troublemaker grows up to be a civil rights activist, president of his country and world leader in this overview of the life and work of the Nobel Prize-winning peacemaker. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Inspiring and incisive. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
One of those important pieces of history that somehow never made it into textbooks: the story of Maria Mitchell, a self-taught astronomer who discovered Comet Mitchell, served as an inspiring teacher, and was the first woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS OF LIBERTY by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"In sum, the story conveys a flavor of an interesting period, but it never quite achieves the taste of grit on the tongue that the best Revolutionary War-era fiction offers. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Sally is powerfully drawn to her wealthy, Tory best friend, Kitty, but the rapidly evolving situation in colonial Boston has put their families on opposite sides of the emerging struggle. Read full book review >

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POISONED HONEY by Beatrice Gormley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 9, 2010

"Christian readers are well served here, but in today's religiously diverse society, non-Christians may feel uncomfortable with the doctrine that underlies the story. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this follow-up to her 2007 novel, Salome, Gormley gives readers the story of Mary Magdalene. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF AMERICAN VIRTUE by Ken Gormley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"The entire nightmare vividly recalled."
A law professor revisits the scandals, investigations and trials that crippled and nearly killed a presidency. Read full book review >

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ARCHIBALD COX by Ken Gormley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Otherwise, this well-written biography will be of most interest to students of law in the public interest. (b&w photos, not seen)"
The jurist who gave Richard Nixon fits receives his due in a satisfying biography. Read full book review >