Search Results: "Sally Fitz-gibbon"


BOOK REVIEW

TWO SHOES, BLUE SHOES, NEW SHOES! by Sally Fitz-gibbon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Jolly good fun, Fitz-Gibbon's tale illuminates for the novitiate what bliss can be brought forth by the acquisition of some new footgear and a sprinkling of imagination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl's walk to school takes a whimsical turn in this energetic tale from Fitz-Gibbon (The Patchwork House, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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OUR SISTER REPUBLICS by Caitlin Fitz
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Historians will appreciate the wide research and the serious look at the voice of the common man and occasional woman. Fitz shows that history is not always written by wars, treaties, and administrative actions; often, the people take the lead."
An examination of the first 50 years of United States history in relation to South America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARIS RED by Maureen Gibbon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2015

"Fans of art history, Paris and contemporary Künstleroman like Girl With a Pearl Earring will enjoy the new perspective and the strong female voice."
Manet's muse ponders color, power, sex and love in vibrant 1860s Paris. Read full book review >

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THIEF by Maureen Gibbon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Grim but inspiring, this is a flint-tough, plainspoken novel about a flint-tough, plainspoken woman who asks no pity and gives no quarter."
In the second novel by Gibbon (Swimming Sweet Arrow, 2000), a woman who was raped as a teenager begins a correspondence—and then rather more than a correspondence—with a convicted rapist who's in prison. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIMMING SWEET ARROW by Maureen Gibbon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2000

"A little short on resounding depth but, still, a promising debut."
Part erotic exposé, part portrait of a dead-end life, Gibbon's slim first novel maintains a striking balance between the sacred and the profane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEE WHO SPOKE by Al MacCuish
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"This book's likable French protagonist makes its environmentalist message go down easy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"Once upon a time in the great city of Paris, near Rue Saint-Rustique in the 18th arrondissement, there lived a girl named Belle." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTSIDE THE LINES by Brad Burg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

Children trying to navigate these cheery concrete poems would be well-advised to follow the rhymes, because the words might read back and forth to evoke a game of "Catch"; up from the bottom, down from the top, or both ("Slide"); in spirals, swoops, or even from the center out ("Tic-Tac-Toe [A Battle Plan]"). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYERS IN PIGTAILS by Shana Corey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

This upbeat but uneven book draws from the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and the famous song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT SPRUCE by John Duvall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A pleasant holiday story with a subtle hint to protect living trees instead of cutting them down. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy named Alec saves his family's huge spruce tree from being cut down as a Christmas tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Evocative of a time and place, but events have rendered this dated."
A Spanish journalist's day-by-day account of her experiences during the summer of 2000 among Afghan refugees in Pakistan, and of her daring venture into Afghanistan to learn more. Read full book review >