Search Results: "Peggy Gifford"


BOOK REVIEW

MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE STUART LITTLE by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2007

"Technique or no technique, kids will recognize Moxy—and they will love her. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A chapter-book picaresque hilariously chronicles one day in the life of almost-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell. Read full book review >

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MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE PRACTICING THE PIANO by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"This is a solid addition to a popular series, sure to attract new fans. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Prime procrastinator and drama queen Moxy Maxwell is about to take the stage for real, making her Piano Debut at the Palace Theater, playing "Heart and Soul" with her little sister, Patsy. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT BIG GREEN by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Two fertile imaginations grow a grand salute. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An abundantly illustrated puzzle poem provides a spectacular celebration of green in the world. Read full book review >

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MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE WRITING THANK-YOU NOTES by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"Resourceful and resilient, Moxy is a pleasure to meet again. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Ten-year-old Moxy Maxwell has 13 thank-you notes to finish before she and her twin brother Mark can go visit their father in Hollywood at the end of their Christmas vacation. Read full book review >

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BABY CAT-FACE by Barry Gifford
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Fine for fans of Gifford's caricatures and violent absurdity, but for most a predictable cocktail about life's losers, swirled gaudily together like layers of sweet liqueurs: It goes down easy but feels kind of awful afterward. (Author tour)"
A New Orleans lowlife novel by bohemian wannabe Gifford (Arise and Walk, 1994, etc.) that offers up a violent caricature of tabloid life and fundamentalist religionsall while striking a trendy pose of French decadence. Read full book review >

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LEDYARD by Bill Gifford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"An enthusiastic account: Gifford clearly relishes the chance to retrace his idol's steps."
The travails of an elusive 18th-century traveler, brought to life by a biographer who goes to great lengths to get under his subject's skin. Read full book review >

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SAINTS REST by Thomas Gifford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An enthralling tale of a convulsive power struggle that's notable for liberal doses of violent action and a minimum of ideological prattle."
A paranoid political fantasy elevated to the level of absorbing melodrama by the irresistible narrative talents of old pro Gifford (The First Sacrifice, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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WYOMING by Barry Gifford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Short as it is, this one seems too long by far."
Continuing to cultivate the static side of his sensibilities, the prolific Gifford (The Sinaloa Story, 1998, etc.) here presents a road story featuring a mother and son who drive around the US for a few years, talking about life. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 1, 2007

"Strictly for the fan club."
A loosely fitting collection of shaggy-dog stories, anecdotes and book reports by novelist and screenwriter Gifford (The Stars Above Veracruz, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE FIRST SACRIFICE by Thomas Gifford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"The players may be older, but the action hasn't slowed in this exciting sequel that was worth the wait."
Twenty years after The Wind Chill Factor, John Cooper goes to post-unification Germany and saves the world from the Fourth Reich- -again. Read full book review >

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THE SINALOA STORY by Barry Gifford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"A puzzling, rather inert, work."
One neo-noir thriller too many from Gifford (Baby Cat-Face, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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PRAETORIAN by Thomas Gifford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1993

"Positively stirring, despite the overplotting, and brimming with bold action and characters: Chalk up another likely big hit for Gifford. (First printing of 50,000)"
Grandly melodramatic—if overlong—WW II intrigue from Gifford (Hollywood Gothic, 1979; The Glendower Legacy, 1978, etc.) centering on a top-secret raid to assassinate legendary Nazi General Erwin Rommel. ``It is a good thing to remember,'' writes Gifford, ``that once...there was a great moral conflict...that had to be won.'' This epic thriller is a tribute to the valor of those who fought in that conflict. Read full book review >