Search Results: "Priscilla Gilman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"A striking celebration of the bond between a mother and son."
Literary agent Gilman, a former professor of English literature, describes the challenges that she faced parenting a developmentally disabled son. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BO PEEP by Priscilla Lamont
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Fails to live up to the high standards already in place for alternative-POV classics. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Illustrator Lamont's Nursery Rhyme Crimes series gets off to an uneven start. Read full book review >

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THE ANTS GO MARCHING by Priscilla Burris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"A picnic with marching, singing, and counting equals fun for toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
March along with these cheerful ants, but wait—are they stealing the picnic or rescuing it from the rain? Read full book review >

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FIVE GREEN AND SPECKLED FROGS by Priscilla Burris
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"This is worth a look if you're in need of cheery counting books, but it's not a must. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Every children's librarian and kindergarten teacher worth their salt knows ten versions of this finger rhyme. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING FROM NOTHING by Phoebe Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Nice. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-11)"
When Joseph is born, his grandfather fashions a beautiful blue blanket embroidered with stars. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Feb. 20, 1970

"Among other things, Mrs. Pollifax makes a fast exit via helicopter—as very amateur pilot."
Mrs. Pollifax is as amazing in this as she was unexpected (The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, 1966) before. Read full book review >

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A NEW KIND OF COUNTRY by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Aug. 4, 1978

"Quietly, cumulatively engaging."
As her youngest son left home, the creator of Mrs. Pollifax, anticipating "an unemployed heart," bought a small house on the Nova Scotia coast, venturing upon a girlhood dream of independence and self-reliance. Read full book review >

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INCIDENT AT BADAMYA by Dorothy Gilman
Released: April 19, 1989

"Gilman's skill and imagination make it all work—to the reader's pleasure and satisfaction."
An intriguing mix of high adventure and fantasy marks one of the author's rare departures from her Mrs. Pollifax series (Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle, etc.). Read full book review >

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A NUN IN THE CLOSET by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Jan. 10, 1974

"Sister John's pansy cheer is a bit hard to take."
Those who remember E.G. Robinson in the movie Brother Orchid will find this apple-checked tale about a Mafia-hit rescued in nun's clothing a frail substitute. Read full book review >

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THE TIGHTROPE WALKER by Dorothy Gilman
Released: June 1, 1979

"Gilman (of Pollifax fame) never finds quite the right tone for all this—it wavers somewhere between cute and pretentious—but Amelia's a disarming narrator, and everything moves along with free-form jauntiness."
When rich, withdrawn orphan Amelia Jones impulsively buys a Pennsylvania junk shop, she finds a message crammed into an old hurdy-gurdy: "They're going to kill me soon. . . . Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL’S BREATH by David Gilman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Still, this will probably serve Horowitz's readers well enough while they await the next in the series. (Thriller. YA)"
When his father goes missing, Max Gordon, a clever British teen, finds himself embroiled in a fiendish plot with an ecological slant. Read full book review >