Search Results: "Janet Gleeson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THIEF TAKER by Janet Gleeson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The latest of Gleeson's erudite surveys of 18th-century life and customs (The Serpent in the Garden, 2005, etc.) includes cooking tips, silversmithing lore and, incidentally, a rousing tale of murder and deceit."
In 1750s London, long before there was an organized police force, a cook turns to detection. Read full book review >

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THE SERPENT IN THE GARDEN by Janet Gleeson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Agreeable. Like living in a Constable scene with a little excitement."
Switching from cabinetry to portraiture, 18th-century specialist Gleeson (The Grenadillo Box, 2004, etc.) continues to dabble—successfully—in detection by the artistically gifted. Read full book review >

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THE GRENADILLO BOX by Janet Gleeson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"The mystery at the heart feels lifted from an early Christie or Sayers, but the period detail is rich and pleasantly distracting."
The bloody death of a peer draws in a rambunctious but thoroughly intelligent young cabinetmaker. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1999

The often exciting—and always absorbing'story of the European development of the formula for making fine porcelain and the growth of the Meissen works that led the way. Read full book review >

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KATE GLEESON'S BEST FRIENDS by Kate Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Next to Sandra Boynton's board-book apps, this diaper needs changing. (iPad toddler app. 6 mos.-18 mos.)"
Several promising ideas gone wrong or buggy mar this digital version of a 1998 board book. Read full book review >

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I AM SUSANNAH by Libby Gleeson
Released: April 15, 1989

From a talented Australian author, a sensitive study of a girl in her early teens taking the first steps toward realizing her individuality. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT BEAR by Libby Gleeson
ANIMALS
Released: July 12, 2011

"Subtle—yet spectacular and deeply moving. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Can a circus bear escape her day-to-day abuse? Read full book review >

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I AM THOMAS by Libby Gleeson
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"It is far beyond the emotional understanding of the usual picture-book audience and ultimately without substance or purpose for older readers. Dark, bitter and disturbing. (Picture book. 13 & up)"
"March to the beat of your own drummer and never look back," appears to be the theme of this picture book for teens. Read full book review >

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CUDDLE TIME by Libby Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"But more than most, this is one picture book that readers will want to preview before reading (or purchasing). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Unfortunate word choice and a disconcerting image mar an otherwise engaging story of two toddlers' early-morning adventure in this Australian import. Read full book review >

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KOI AND THE KOLA NUTS by Brian Gleeson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Also available with a cassette, narrated by Whoppi Goldberg. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
When Koi gets only a kola tree as his inheritance, he leaves his village to look for one where a chief's son will be treated with more respect. Read full book review >

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CLANCY & MILLIE AND THE VERY FINE HOUSE by Libby Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Cozy and sweetly empathetic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fanciful and reassuring, this quietly charming Australian import examines universal experiences and emotions. Read full book review >