Search Results: "Moses Gates"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Lonely Planet for the realm beyond the 'No Trespassing' signs."
A handbook of spelunking's edgier, smellier cousin—navigating the secret passageways of urban areas, particularly sewers and subway tunnels—with a liberal dose of ego and occasional misogyny. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 10, 2008

"Unless one already believes that Gill is a prophet, this rambling text full of misinformation and scolding is unlikely to persuade."
In a rambling commentary fueled by imaginative correlations between the King James version of the Bible and current events, Gill prophesies the world's fate. Read full book review >

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FAIRY TALES FOR LITTLE FOLKS by Will Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A folksy visual treatment of tales for little folks. (Picture book/fairy tales. 5-8)"
Moses' signature folk-art style is ideally suited to his retellings of five well-known fairy tales. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Appropriate for both children and adults, but probably most compelling for children just learning how to play with language. (Informational picture book. 4 & up)"
"Operating on a shoestring," opening up "a can of worms" and having a "wolf at the door" are just some of the sticky situations defined and illustrated in this entertaining and informative collection of idioms. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"Not just an illustrated version of the rhyme, this is a fleshed-out account of a lamb's tail/tale that all children and adults should know. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The "real" story of Mary and her lamb, as the subtitle states, as told and illustrated in Moses' familiar folk-art style. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY APPLESEED by Will Moses
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Make room on the shelf for this slim volume, too. (Biography. 9-11)"
Many are the available picture-book tales of half-legendary wanderer John Chapman, but this one (not really a picture book) merits consideration, both for its appealing folk-art-style illustrations (Moses is an artistic, as well as genetic, descendant of Grandma Moses), and for its thoughtful prose portrait of a man who, Moses suggests, "represents the best qualities of the American character." Read full book review >

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HANSEL AND GRETEL by Will Moses
adapted by Will Moses, illustrated by Will Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"No source note. (Picture book/folktale. 9-11)"
Strong, atmospheric illustrations compensate, at least in part, for less than smooth writing in this version of the old domestic drama. Read full book review >

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CAKEWALK by Kate Moses
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2010

"A delectable, well-crafted memoir."
Salon.com senior editor Moses (Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath, 2003, etc.) shares an emotive life framed by sugary sweets. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"Witty, moving stories from a Jewish mother of the '90s—plus, the recipes work (if you're not too picky about measurements)."
She may be the one—the new Erma Bombeck that publishers are searching for—with this book that is sometimes laugh-out- loud funny, ironic, frank, fearful, neurotic, warm, and engaging. Read full book review >

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ABYSSINIAN CHRONICLES by Moses Isegawa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2000

"Overall, one of the most impressive works of fiction to have ever come out of Africa. A spectacular debut performance."
This briskly paced comic epic recounts in lavishly imagined detail its sly narrator Mugezi's upbringing in 1960s Uganda, struggles with demands imposed by his sprawling extended family and divided country, and eventual escape to the mixed blessings of sanctuary in Amsterdam. Read full book review >

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WINTERING by Kate Moses
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2003

"Rich and harrowing, told with none of the sensationalism or cheap sentiment that has undermined so many accounts of Plath's life and end."
The last days of poet Sylvia Plath, as seen by a co-editor of the anthology Mothers Who Think (as well as co-founder of Salon.com's feature of the same name). Read full book review >