Search Results: "Laurel Dee Gugler"


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LITTLE WYNNE'S GIGGLY THING by Laurel Dee Gugler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The resolution is labored; Willms's stylized illustrations are a lot more fun in the pregiggly scenes—idiosyncratic domestic settings accessorized with sleek fat cats—before matched sets of toothy grins take over the place. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Wynne lives with three adults. Read full book review >

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THERE’S A BILLY GOAT IN THE GARDEN by Laurel Dee Gugler
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"This rhythm-filled tale is a perfect choice for those libraries serving the youngest of readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Using a premise similar to the plot in Jan Brett's Berlioz the Bear (1991), this much simpler tale uses rhyme and repetition to delight young readers who will revel in the predictable result of the bee's entrance into the story. Read full book review >

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DEE DEE AND ME by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Bright and captivating, this new take on sibling relations is a needed tale for all. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Schwartz examines sibling power dynamics in this humorous and ultimately empowering tale. Read full book review >

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TWEEDLE DEE DEE by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

With quick, sketchy strokes of pen and brush, Voake creates a massive tree with birds and squirrels in the branches and two children setting up a picnic below as a setting for her lightly reworked version of the cumulative folksong most commonly called "The Green Grass Grew All Around." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2006

"A nap also induces a peaceful, easy feeling."
An uninspired tribute to Laurel Canyon. Read full book review >

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JOEY DEE GETS WISE by Louisa Ermelino
Released: Jan. 7, 1990

Cool, brash, but familiar first novel—set on the mob-dominated streets of Little Italy—that's noteworthy for avoiding a romanticizing of the criminals. Read full book review >

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AMY CHELSEA STACIE DEE by Mary G. Thompson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An intelligent, tense psychological drama. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A kidnapped girl returns home after six years. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF LAUREL OAKS by Lois Ruby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Fans of Mary Downing Hahn will love this one. (Horror. 10-14)"
Set in south Louisiana and inspired by the ghost stories surrounding the Myrtles Plantation in St. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A careful, considered, judicious biography, but uninspired and oh, so long."
This study of Irish leader Charles Stewart Parnell's impact on Irish nationalism and on the course of British politics traverses an already well-traveled road. Read full book review >

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LITTLE DEE AND THE PENGUIN by Christopher Baldwin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A must-read for all would-be adventurers. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A fun-filled, zany story with a serious message about belonging. Read full book review >

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THE DISSOLUTION OF NICHOLAS DEE by Matthew Stadler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1993

"Homoeroticism provides the only heat in Stadler's second novel—a curious but fitful tale in which pages from the score of Purcell's The Tempest appear: a sop to intertextuality that seems mostly pretentious."
As lyrical at times as its predecessor Landscape: Memory (1990), Stadler's latest is also a more ambitious undertaking—but this slurry of historical sleuthing, musical fantasy, and personal discovery ultimately overreaches itself. Read full book review >