Search Results: "Luli Gray"


BOOK REVIEW

FALCON'S EGG by Luli Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Engaging, intelligent, and well-wrought: the best dragon story since Donn Kushner's A Book Dragon (1988). (Fiction. 9-12)"
A wonderfully beguiling story of a Manhattan sixth grader who finds something unusual in Central Park. Read full book review >

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FALCON AND THE CHARLES STREET WITCH by Luli Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Sources for the quotations, along with a cookie recipe, are included in the endmatter. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In a sequel to the beguiling Falcon's Egg (1995), Gray continues her sweetly old-fashioned fantasy about a girl and her dragon. Read full book review >

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FALCON AND THE CAROUSEL OF TIME by Luli Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2005

"Thought provoking even if not entirely cohesive. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The third title in Falcon's story lacks the luminous perfection of Falcon's Egg but manages to touch on a number of interesting ideas before ending in a knot of sadness and hope. Read full book review >

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TIMESPINNERS by Luli Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2003

New York's labyrinthine American Museum of Natural History becomes the site of more marvels, as the author of Falcon's Egg (1995) sends fraternal twins Alice and Fig spinning into a diorama that is also a gateway in time and space. Read full book review >

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ANT AND GRASSHOPPER by Luli Gray
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Would that all morals were so joyful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A retelling of the evergreen Aesop fable jauntily adds detail both in the telling and the illustrations. Read full book review >

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GRAY by Pete Wentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Accomplished, though the mean-spirited denouement may put off some readers, and the lead's lack of transformation gives it a dark undercurrent."
A young rock star marinates himself in psychotropic drugs, ruminates on life on the road and pines away for his girl. Read full book review >

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COLORS THAT LULI LOVES by Rotem  Omri
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2012

"Luli's love of colors comes across as both genuine and infectious. (iPad storybook app. 18 mo.-5)"
An appropriately bright primer on the major colors, this tour through the rainbow seems ideally suited to toddlers learning to associate words with objects. Read full book review >

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FIELD GRAY by Philip Kerr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2011

"An accomplished thriller."
When fans meet Bernie Gunther in this latest saga in the adventurous life of the hard-bitten, sardonic policeman, Kerr's (If the Dead Rise Not, 2010, etc.) stalwart Berliner detective is in pre-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >

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GRAY MATTER by Gary Braver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A solid enough performer but unlikely to win the author many new fans."
Medical thriller with an abundance of preaching—and a blessed lack of typical plot machinations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAY SKIES by David Self
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"A succinct historical war novel that combines thorough research with a moving family tale."
Self's debut Civil War novel fictionalizes the true story of his ancestors and their place in United States history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 1999

"A book a bit prolix but quite sagacious on an urgent topic, that might serve as a handbook for a new world agency."
The good news is that we are all living longer. Read full book review >

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ALASKA GRAY by Susan Froetschel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"Even Jane's dread secret turns out to be disappointingly guilt-free."
Her new job as director of finance for Sitka's Katmai Shee Inc. canceled before she even has a chance to show up for work, Jane McBride, already smitten with the Alaskan town and resolved not to go back to Boston and the unspeakable secret she left behind there, lands a lesser job teaching economics at Holmes Barrett College and stays on with native Katmai Shee director/TV news reporter Francesca LaQuestion while she cultivates friendships with brotherly Daily Record reporter Bob Denson, psychiatrist Michael Benoit, and Holmes Barrett museum curator Daniel Greer. Read full book review >