Search Results: "Isabel Gillies"


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A YEAR AND SIX SECONDS by Isabel Gillies
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"The writing is uneven, and the author strains for material in the final chapters, but there's plenty of love, humor and hope to spare."
Part two of Gillies' (Happens Every Day, 2009) chatty, bittersweet chronicle of loss and renewal. Read full book review >

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STARRY NIGHT by Isabel Gillies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An imperfect but authentic look at teen love and betrayal that will entertain and touch readers. (Fiction. 12-16)"
An actor and memoirist's debut novel for teens explores the exhilaration—and heartbreak—of passionate first love. Read full book review >

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HAPPENS EVERY DAY by Isabel Gillies
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"Untidy but readable—a made-for-TV movie ready for casting."
The author's debut memoir chronicles how her storybook marriage went belly up. Read full book review >

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ISABEL by E. L. Schoeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2013

"Though breathlessly chaste and sprinkled with clichés, this novel will satisfy the romantic who longs for a world of chivalry and sorcery."
A medieval romance with a supernatural slant. Read full book review >

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ISABEL by Harriet La Barre
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"A fulfilling mystery with impressive plot intricacies."
In La Barre's (Stranger in Vienna, 1995) latest novel, a young girl becomes entwined in secrets that resurface upon a young woman's return to a small town. Read full book review >

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IMAGINING ISABEL by Omar S. Castañeda
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Told in a vivid, lyrical style, rich in details of Mayan culture and Guatamalan life and politics, a novel with characters who are not only well realized as individuals but also effectively embody the groups and viewpoints contending for their ravaged country. (Fiction. 12+)"
Caste§eda's fine first novel, Among the Volcanoes (1991), described Isabel's struggle to get medical help for her mother in the face of the Mayan traditions of her Guatamalan village and the opposition of her fiancÇ, Lucas. Read full book review >

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FOR ISABEL by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An unusually structured but engaging jaunt into the ineffable."
One man's search for a missing woman grows less factual and more metaphysical. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Appropriate for all elementary school collections, but especially in areas with Latino populations. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Meted colors and sharp black outlines characterize Molinari's full-page illustrations for this brief biography of the noted Chilean author. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS MARIA ISABEL by Alma Flor Ada
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"Pair this with Barbara Cohen's Molly's Pilgrim (1983) for a fine multicultural comparison. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When Mar°a Isabel Salazar L¢pez's family moves, there are already two Mar°as in her new class, so the teacher decides to call her Mary L¢pez. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1992

An overwrought biography of Spain's famous monarch, by historian Liss (Visiting Fellow/Johns Hopkins Univ.). Read full book review >

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ISABEL FEENEY, STAR REPORTER by Beth Fantaskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"This lively mystery should appeal to fans of Harriet the Spy. (Mystery. 9-12)"
A newsgirl in Prohibition-era Chicago aspires to be a reporter for the Tribune like her idol, Maude Collier.Read full book review >

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A BALLOON FOR ISABEL by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"The attention to detail in Rankin's illustrations adds humor and charm to the story (check out Isabel's extensive collection of brightly colored Mary Janes), and the vivid colors make the pictures pop—sure to delight even the prickliest of readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sweetly graphic demonstration that just a little ingenuity can resolve even the most daunting dilemmas. Ms. Quill's class is counting down the days until graduation, and Isabel and Walter, two porcupine friends, are feeling left out, knowing they will not receive balloons along with the rest of the animals in their class. Ms. Quill, a porcupine herself, warns the duo that balloons are not safe for them. Read full book review >