Search Results: "Steven Lee Gilbert"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 23, 2012

"Despite this title's shortcomings, readers will be eager to return to the table for Gilbert's next work."
Gilbert's debut novel reduces the mess of child custody and parental kidnapping into a few elemental ingredients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 1993

"Valuable—and no holds barred, with even interviewees taking their licks. (Sixty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The best dual bio yet of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, backed by hard research and access to private Ball-Arnaz materials and Desilu Studios corporate records. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNLUCKY LOTTERY WINNERS OF CLASSROOM 13 by Honest Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The ongoing hardships of Classroom 13 hammer home teachable moments with humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
What would you do if you won the lottery? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DISASTROUS MAGICAL WISHES OF CLASSROOM 13 by Honest Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An amusing, fast-paced, and easy-to-read choice for those just beyond transitional chapter books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The diverse cast of Classroom 13 returns for another humorously exaggerated lesson on the flipside of good fortune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW TSAR by Steven Lee Myers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A highly effective portrait of a frighteningly powerful autocrat."
The reptilian, poker-faced former KGB agent, now Russian president seemingly for life, earns a fair, engaging treatment in the hands of New York Times journalist Myers.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"An antidote to alarmist thinking about the prevalence of disease."
Three medical practitioners concerned about the impact of increased use of diagnostic screening tools address the underlying causes and present their prescription. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLYING LESSONS by Gilbert Ford
ANIMALS
Released: March 16, 2010

"As seen in comparison to the pigeons, the jet's too small to let the size disparity reach its full absurd potential—for better examples, see Valeri Gorbachev's Big Little Elephant (2005) or Mac Barnett's Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, illustrated by Adam Rex (2009)—and its motivations remain murky, but readers shouldn't have much trouble figuring out what those aforesaid 'things' might be. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this oddball solo debut, a migratory flock of doves gives a too-big, too-noisy jetliner hoping to be a fellow traveler a hostile reception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INDESCRIBABLY ARABELLA by Jane Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Arabella is not really an indescribable character, but her story is a charming reminder of a simpler time. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gilbert wrote and illustrated this story in 1947, and her story of an "indescribable" little girl trying to become famous retains the gentle, nostalgic feeling of works for children from an earlier era. Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGACY OF GLORIA RUSSELL by Sheri Gilbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2004

"Not worth the effort. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Billy is mourning the loss of his friend Gloria, who died suddenly of an aneurysm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WALK IN THE WOOD by Anna Gilbert
Released: April 18, 1989

Gilbert has produced some creepy tales (Miss Bede is Staying, 1983; The Long Shadow, 1985), but this latest mystery/romance, set in a WW II English village, is on the mild side. Read full book review >