Search Results: "S. Saelig Gallagher"


BOOK REVIEW

MAMA, I’LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2006

"A heartwarming metamorphosis. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A loving little girl gives her Mama a special gift in this gentle affirmation. Read full book review >

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THE SELFISH GIANT by Oscar Wilde
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 22, 1995

"Dramatic and memorable. (Picture book. 8+)"
The 1888 classic illustrated in a more robust and detailed manner than Zwerger's misty, ethereal version (Picture Book Studio, 1984). Read full book review >

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MOONHORSE by Mary Pope Osborne
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"In carefully composed airbrushed paintings, this first-time illustrator appealingly combines the astronomy lesson with a sense of adventure and awe, nicely extending Osborne's gracefully phrased text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Still another child explores the night sky with a fabulous companion—here, a white winged horse who helps her draw the moon across heavens populated by constellations, shown as they might have appeared in old engravings pricked out with shining stars. Read full book review >

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MICROBES by Amy  Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Scanty for a stand-alone guide but definitely a vocabulary enricher. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
A playful introduction to bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, archaea, and protozoa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A thumbtack on the chair seat for moral equivocators, whatever their faith."
The impassioned, sometimes holy, sometimes holier-than-thou world of Catholic political activists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTMARE, WITH ANGEL by Stephen Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"As in disaster movies, whatever may happen to the good guys, the bad guys are sure to be punished in this swift- moving, professional midbrow pulp."
British TV writer Gallagher makes his US debut in this neo-gothic tale of an unhappy girl who's neglected by her often absent father, who's bent on returning to her highly unsuitable mother—and who runs away from home in the company of a child killer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2008

"Enthusiasts will love it; others may grow bored."
The editor in chief of Living Bird magazine writes about his favorite feathered friends. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE POPULARITY SPELL by Toni Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Gallagher's tale evolves beyond a simple popularity quest, as amid the commotion wrought by her voodoo experiments, Cleo gains an appreciation for authentic friendships. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A belated birthday gift creates havoc for 11-year-old Cleo. Read full book review >

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FRIEND OR FOE by Brian Gallagher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2015

"A lovely and well-written novel whose appeal stateside may be limited by American readers' unfamiliarity with this historic event. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
Friends from opposite sides unite during Ireland's Easter Rising, 1916. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2013

"While the Battle of Britain isn't culturally central on this side of the pond, U.S. readers may be intrigued by the atypical setting as well as the brisk, if slow to arrive, climax. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Two young Dublin refugees cement a friendship and unmask a Nazi spy in this patchy import. Read full book review >

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A WALK INTO DARKNESS by J.E. Gallagher
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Muddled in the beginning but provides a supernaturally infused take on the militaristic thriller."
Gallagher's militaristic thriller blends horror and suspense. Read full book review >