Search Results: "Kim Gamble"


BOOK REVIEW

MINTON GOES! by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Jolly good fun. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
A chapter book series in the fine tradition of Frog and Toad. Read full book review >

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THE MAGNIFICENT NOSE by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The greatest treasures may be the observations of the adults who, either oblivious or enamored of their children's skills, buoy the tales with almost every comment. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Small, peculiar children with enormous gifts parade through this storybook of almost self-contained chapters, set down amidst alternating pages of whimsical full-color and b&w illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TASHI AND THE PHOENIX by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Look no further for a different type of first chapter book. (Fantasy. 6-8)"
Tashi is the star of a long-running series from Australia (Tashi and the Mixed-Up Monster, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THERE ONCE WAS A BOY CALLED TASHI by Anna Fienberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"There's a whole series, though, so more is sure to come. (Picture book. 4-7)"
First published in Australia, this import introduces Tashi and his family, who live in a vaguely Asian landscape, with elements of Near Eastern and Western naming and imagery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Gamble has written a good, well-researched history of an important group in American military history, but one that is too drably written to appeal to any but the specialist. (43 b&w photos, not seen)"
An occasionally winning look at one of the most famous Marine fighter squadrons of WWII and the subject of the classic TV series Baa Baa Black Sheep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WATER DANCERS by Terry Gamble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"More in the tradition of Dynasty than The Forsythe Saga—but readable and fresh all the same."
A debut about a young Indian woman's tangled relations with a wealthy white family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD FAMILY by Terry Gamble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Though it honors Edward's urging to slip 'beneath the surface,' Gamble's effort, albeit worthy, doesn't go deep enough."
Recovering alcoholic returns to her ancestral cottage to confront family ghosts, in Gamble's second (The Water Dancers, 2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1991

"Survival Tactics,'' with explicit suggestions for rape victims on coping with bureaucracy, delays, and harassment."
Violent physical rape is horrifying and the psychic trauma lingers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Well argued and written; of much interest to students of the media and international politics."
An absorbing, if perhaps overly alarmist, study of Japanese print media, focusing on the lurid weeklies called shukanshi. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VISITS & OTHER POEMS/LAS VISITAS Y OTROS POEMAS  by Mirta Yáñez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"A well-written but occasionally verbose collection that will please academics but may test the patience of lay readers."
An academic poetry opus from prolific Cuban author Yáñez (The Bleeding Wound/Sangra Por La Herida, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICK BAIT'S UNIVERSE by Marc Gamble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"This well-designed odyssey truly does put the universe at viewers' fingertips. (iPad informational app. 6-12)"
A "powers of 10" app that takes young explorers from quarks to the furthest reaches of the observable universe. Read full book review >

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NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION'S WORLD OF BIRDS by Kim Kurki
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Nevertheless, Kurki's attractive and colorful illustrations and the wealth of information in this unusual bird book will encourage children to observe the birds around them, whichever continent they may inhabit. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This introductory guide is a smorgasbord of information about the more common species of birds. Read full book review >