Search Results: "Valiska Gregory"


BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY BURPDAY, MAGGIE McDOUGAL! by Valiska Gregory
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Springboard'' book that's a good read-aloud or read-alone, with a humorous style that's right on target for second and third graders, cheerful b&w illustrations, and the implied message that problems aren't solved by wishing them away. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Maggie needs to get a birthday present for her best friend Bonkers, but she's broke. Read full book review >

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BABYSITTING FOR BENJAMIN by Valiska Gregory
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"This wholesome message is appealingly packaged with amusingly wry dialogue and disarming illustrations of the irrepressible little rabbit—not only bigger than the mice but once, in a cross section of their cozy two-story home, literally everywhere at once. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Nice old mouse couple Frances and Ralph scurry about preparing for their charge—the bunny's just a baby, but bigger than they are; and though they've ``baby-proofed,'' Benjamin's leaps and ``PLAY!'' cause mayhem. Read full book review >

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SHIRLEY’S WONDERFUL BABY by Valiska Gregory
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Equally neat are the illustrations—an eye-stopping application of gouache on hand-cut stencils, plastic and wire mesh, and old industrial patterns, finished off with pen and ink—making this a worthy addition to any picture book collection. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ms. Mump's canny instincts as a baby-sitter help Shirley appreciate the little bundle of attention-grabber that is her brother. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE MICKLE WOODS by Valiska Gregory
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A worthy, serious effort in a growing genre: picture books for older readers. (Fiction/Picture book. 6-11)"
A stately, elegantly cadenced tale about a king who reluctantly obeys his queen's last request: to go with young Michael, taking her ring to the bear in the ``mickle'' (great) woods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREGORY COOL by Caroline Binch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Upbeat and authentic. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The widely praised illustrator of Mary Hoffman's award- winning Amazing Grace (1991) and Rita Phillips Mitchell's Hue Boy (1993) depicts an American boy's first visit to his grandparents in Tobago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER GREGORY by Austin Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"An intellectual wordsmith's whodunit."
Sometimes indecipherable, often intriguing, this literary and existential mystery-within-a-novel may remind readers of the fiction of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, and other authors who chart the modern American search for identity. Read full book review >

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GREGORY PECK by Lynn Haney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"A perspective-setting biography: gracious, but pulling no punches. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
The movie actor's career—and careerism—get generous scrutiny from a veteran pop biographer. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR GREGORY by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The paintings are dappled and disarming, but young readers may find the disquieting visual narrative a bewildering and curious counterpoint to the much more mainstream text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Iris can't help but wonder how and when her baby cousin, who is to be named Gregory, will arrive. Read full book review >

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CYNTHIA GREGORY DANCES SWAN LAKE by Cynthia Gregory
Released: Oct. 25, 1990

One of the great contemporary prima ballerinas describes the tasks and events of a day climaxed by dancing the lead in her favorite ballet. Read full book review >

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THE CASEBOOK OF GREGORY HOOD by Anthony Boucher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Rewarding curiosities for period and radio fans."
Fourteen previously unpublished radio plays from the 1940s concocted by actor/scriptwriter Green (1905-54) and Boucher (1911-68), novelist and dean of American mystery reviewers. Read full book review >

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THE 14 FIBS OF GREGORY K. by Greg Pincus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"By any reckoning, a successful debut. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The addition of math-contest pressure and the impending subtraction of a best friend equal a stressful sixth-grade year for Gregory Korenstein-Jasperton. Read full book review >