Search Results: "Stephen Gilpin"


BOOK REVIEW

STEPHEN SPENDER by John Sutherland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Pays fitting tribute to a man who was as admirable as he was gifted."
An excellent account of the British poet's life, particularly strong on his personality, literary friendships, and political activism. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN FAIR by Tim Wynne-Jones
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An intense study in friendship and troubled family relations, in which the steadiest characters are the teenagers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Recurrent nightmares and a strong feeling that his mother is hiding something haunt a teenager in this ethereal novel from Wynne-Jones (The Maestro, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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STEPHEN CRANE by Mark Sufrin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1992

"Bibliography; b&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 12+)"
An intelligent, beautifully written portrait of ``the first great pyro-technician of the novel, [who] probably wrote more trash than any other serious novelist of his time'' (Alfred Kazin): a strait-laced Methodist minister's rebellious son, who died in 1900, at 28, after a remarkably eventful life. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD by Doreen Cronin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Long may these clueless chicks cluck! (Mystery. 6-10)"
Barbara has built a mysterious box in the backyard near the coop; what dangerous creature lurks within? Read full book review >

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FELIX TAKES THE STAGE by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"While the message-driven conclusion may distract from the fast-paced narrative, this is still a successfully spun tale. (Animal fantasy. 6-9)"
When the brown recluse spider Felix attempts to feel the vibrations of an acclaimed maestro's baton, he disobeys his mother's most basic principle: "[N]ever, ever reveal yourself to human beings." Read full book review >

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HAIR-POCALYPSE by Geoff Herbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Fun if didactic. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A messy boy comes to a compromise after a school day spent trying to tame his unruly head of hair. Read full book review >

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PIRATE MOM by Deborah Underwood
ADVENTURE
Released: May 23, 2006

"Appealingly cartoony illustrations suit the silly fun: a winner. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
A stock shtick receives a fresh, funny treatment in this reader for primary grades. Read full book review >

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FART SQUAD by Seamus Pilger
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Readers who get a gas from such relentlessly fart-sical humor will come away with aching cheeks. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Lunchroom burritos fuel superpowers in a series blastoff aimed at alimentary readers. Read full book review >

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LIBRARIAN ON THE ROOF! by M.G.  King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Based on a true story, this will be popular with librarians and their readers. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A laughing new librarian with "eyelashes as long as bird feathers" arrives at the creaky, almost-100-year-old library in Lockhart, Texas, and, to her surprise, the children do not use it because they say it's for grown-ups! Read full book review >

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STEPHEN HAWKING by Kitty Ferguson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A fascinating portrait of a complex figure who ponders the place of man and God in the universe and who still loves the 'Eureka moment of discovering something that no one knew before.'"
Ferguson (Pythagoras, 2010, etc.) brilliantly updates her 1991 children's biography of Stephen Hawking for an adult audience. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"B&w photos; graphs and diagrams; full source notes; bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 13+)"
Hawking is both a scientific superstar and a man widely admired for overcoming—indeed, all but ignoring—the degenerative muscular disease ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), which has robbed him of almost all movement but left his mind intact. Read full book review >

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SLINGSHOT AND BURP by Richard Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Active and entertaining, with a mid-20th-century feel. (Adventure. 6-9)"
Two rough and tough wannabe cowboys have some adventures while trying to avoid their sisters. Read full book review >