Search Results: "Linda Goss"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S KWANZAA TIME! by Linda Goss
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Oct. 5, 1995

"The Gosses (The Baby Leopard, 1989, not reviewed, etc.) also include recipes for the feast that follows the storytelling, as well as instructions for games, making clothes, and designing cards. (Anthology. 5+)"
Families and schools can draw on this wonderful, generous guide to shape their own Kwanzaa celebrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FROG WHO WANTED TO BE A SINGER by Linda Goss
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Unfortunately, the book is just too formulaic; the frog may be a star, but his story is more a one-hit wonder, to be filed on the shelf after a single reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lively narrative with an improvised feel is somewhat slighted by a cookie-cutter plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN MUM WAS LITTLE by Mini Goss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Most parents of equivalently aged children won't hark back to that era—but this still should leave them feelin' groovy, and perhaps willing to reminisce. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Mum would have to be lying about her 39 years, for US audiences at least, to have seen her own Mum dressed in the wild Flower Power garb, elaborately teased wigs, and high, high platform shoes that Goss depicts in this riotously colored import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOSE TO THE WIND by Pete Goss
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Incredible. (16 pages color photos, not seen)"
A prepossessing account of all it takes to enter the hellacious solo race around the Southern Ocean called the VendÇe Globe and how to become a hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"God is HIV positive''), and utopian—with the charm of both prophecy and outrageousness."
Former Jesuit priest Goss (an executive headhunter who's also a gay activist with a doctorate in comparative religion) starts this combative study by asking how gays and lesbians can be Christians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST'S DAUGHTER by Theodora  Goss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Despite a potential-laden premise that stands out from the many character-mashup stories on the market, this collection of parts fails to come alive."
The daughters of literature's most infamous scientists band together in Goss' (Red as Blood and White as Bone, 2016, etc.) Gothic adventure story. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


Read the full post >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"Homely advice of enduring quality."
In solid, homespun prose, inspirational speaker and melanoma survivor Goss (The Luckiest Unlucky Man Alive, not reviewed) offers wisdom gleaned from his battle against cancer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIRD AND THE MOON SANDWICH by Linda Berkowitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"Although this is similar to Ivan Gantschev's Where the Moon Lives (p. 403), Berkowitz's book is more endearing; her nighttime illustrations include just the right combination of watery splash and comforting, downy fluff. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Gazing into the sky, Alfonse (Alfonse, Where are You?, 1996) and Little Bird spy the silver orb of the full moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S IN MY TRAIN? by Linda Bleck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Confirmed train fans should check out true informational train books at 625.2; for toddlers, stick with age-appropriate classics by Donald Crews or Byron Barton. (Board book. 2-4)"
Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine may be tempted by this busy, lift-the-flap board book. Read full book review >