Search Results: "Matthew Gilbert"


BOOK REVIEW

OFF THE LEASH by Matthew Gilbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 2014

"A lightweight, humorous tale of a new dog owner and the friendships he formed at the dog park."
The love story of a man, his new dog and the freedoms they both discovered through their relationship with each other. Read full book review >

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FLYING LESSONS by Gilbert Ford
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 2010

"As seen in comparison to the pigeons, the jet's too small to let the size disparity reach its full absurd potential—for better examples, see Valeri Gorbachev's Big Little Elephant (2005) or Mac Barnett's Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, illustrated by Adam Rex (2009)—and its motivations remain murky, but readers shouldn't have much trouble figuring out what those aforesaid 'things' might be. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this oddball solo debut, a migratory flock of doves gives a too-big, too-noisy jetliner hoping to be a fellow traveler a hostile reception. Read full book review >

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INDESCRIBABLY ARABELLA by Jane Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Arabella is not really an indescribable character, but her story is a charming reminder of a simpler time. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gilbert wrote and illustrated this story in 1947, and her story of an "indescribable" little girl trying to become famous retains the gentle, nostalgic feeling of works for children from an earlier era. Read full book review >

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OH MY GODDESS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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MATTHEW DOWD
by Rhett Morgan

A political analyst with ABC news, the co-author of 2006’s Applebee’s America, and the former chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign, Matthew Dowd has spent the last seven years ruminating on the current state of the country. Through his columns and TV appearances he sharpened his observations about leadership and what is lacking in that leadership, but it ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE UNLUCKY LOTTERY WINNERS OF CLASSROOM 13 by Honest Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The ongoing hardships of Classroom 13 hammer home teachable moments with humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
What would you do if you won the lottery? Read full book review >

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THE DISASTROUS MAGICAL WISHES OF CLASSROOM 13 by Honest Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An amusing, fast-paced, and easy-to-read choice for those just beyond transitional chapter books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The diverse cast of Classroom 13 returns for another humorously exaggerated lesson on the flipside of good fortune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MORNING IN EDEN by Anna Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2001

"But the plot may be too aimless for fans of traditional mysteries."
The remote British town of Canterlow remains virtually untouched by time or tragedy, even in 1919. Read full book review >

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SUMMER GLOVES by Sarah Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 1993

"A rollicking good farce, if told by a somewhat unreliable, self-contradictory—and occasionally tiresomely repetitive— narrator."
A former beauty queen wrestles with her roles of daughter, mother, and wife of an adulterer—in Gilbert's funny, at times insightful, novel (Hairdo, Dixie Riggs). Read full book review >

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FIRE by L.B. Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2015

"A hot-tempered heroine and the charmingly undead prove a winning combination."
This urban fantasy debut sees a woman who can control fire take on vampires and witches to save a child. Read full book review >