Search Results: "Laura Anne Gilman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHATTERED VINE by Laura Anne Gilman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"By mixing familiar fantasy elements with unexpected new approaches, Gilman produces a novel that's both traditional and forward-thinking.
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The concluding chapter in Gilman's Vineart War trilogy brings the story to a satisfying if sometimes sluggish end, expanding on the author's unique concept of magic as expressed through winemaking. Read full book review >

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GRAIL QUEST #1 by Laura Anne Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

When all of the grownups in Camelot suddenly fall into enchanted sleep, three contentious teenagers set out to track down the elusive Merlin for help. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN by Anne Graham Lotz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Though the text is on the saccharine side and the heavenly interpretation is a bit far-fetched, this effort does serve as an accessible introduction to difficult concepts. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
A little girl and her younger brother learn to accept their grandmother's death in this rhyming story that explains the concepts of God, Jesus and Heaven in simplified terms for younger children. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING by Phoebe Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Nice. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-11)"
When Joseph is born, his grandfather fashions a beautiful blue blanket embroidered with stars. Read full book review >

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A NUN IN THE CLOSET by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Jan. 10, 1974

"Sister John's pansy cheer is a bit hard to take."
Those who remember E.G. Robinson in the movie Brother Orchid will find this apple-checked tale about a Mafia-hit rescued in nun's clothing a frail substitute. Read full book review >

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INCIDENT AT BADAMYA by Dorothy Gilman
Released: April 19, 1989

"Gilman's skill and imagination make it all work—to the reader's pleasure and satisfaction."
An intriguing mix of high adventure and fantasy marks one of the author's rare departures from her Mrs. Pollifax series (Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Feb. 20, 1970

"Among other things, Mrs. Pollifax makes a fast exit via helicopter—as very amateur pilot."
Mrs. Pollifax is as amazing in this as she was unexpected (The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, 1966) before. Read full book review >

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THE TIGHTROPE WALKER by Dorothy Gilman
Released: June 1, 1979

"Gilman (of Pollifax fame) never finds quite the right tone for all this—it wavers somewhere between cute and pretentious—but Amelia's a disarming narrator, and everything moves along with free-form jauntiness."
When rich, withdrawn orphan Amelia Jones impulsively buys a Pennsylvania junk shop, she finds a message crammed into an old hurdy-gurdy: "They're going to kill me soon. . . . Read full book review >

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A NEW KIND OF COUNTRY by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Aug. 4, 1978

"Quietly, cumulatively engaging."
As her youngest son left home, the creator of Mrs. Pollifax, anticipating "an unemployed heart," bought a small house on the Nova Scotia coast, venturing upon a girlhood dream of independence and self-reliance. Read full book review >

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ICE CLAW by David Gilman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 13, 2010

"Look for a third book in the Danger Zone series to follow—Max still has questions at the end of this one. (Thriller. 11 & up)"
Gilman introduced Max Gordon in The Devil's Breath (2007), which sent this adventurous teen across Africa in pursuit of his missing father. Read full book review >