Search Results: "W. Tom Gleeson"


BOOK REVIEW

INDOMITABLE SPIRITS OF 43C by W. Tom Gleeson
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"An absorbing story about an indomitable, nearly immobilized Vietnam vet who inches toward recovery."
A semiautobiographical novel about a Vietnam War veteran's recovery at an Army hospital in Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SERPENT IN THE GARDEN by Janet Gleeson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Agreeable. Like living in a Constable scene with a little excitement."
Switching from cabinetry to portraiture, 18th-century specialist Gleeson (The Grenadillo Box, 2004, etc.) continues to dabble—successfully—in detection by the artistically gifted. Read full book review >

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KATE GLEESON'S BEST FRIENDS by Kate Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Next to Sandra Boynton's board-book apps, this diaper needs changing. (iPad toddler app. 6 mos.-18 mos.)"
Several promising ideas gone wrong or buggy mar this digital version of a 1998 board book. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF TAKER by Janet Gleeson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The latest of Gleeson's erudite surveys of 18th-century life and customs (The Serpent in the Garden, 2005, etc.) includes cooking tips, silversmithing lore and, incidentally, a rousing tale of murder and deceit."
In 1750s London, long before there was an organized police force, a cook turns to detection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM SUSANNAH by Libby Gleeson
Released: April 15, 1989

From a talented Australian author, a sensitive study of a girl in her early teens taking the first steps toward realizing her individuality. Read full book review >

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THE GRENADILLO BOX by Janet Gleeson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"The mystery at the heart feels lifted from an early Christie or Sayers, but the period detail is rich and pleasantly distracting."
The bloody death of a peer draws in a rambunctious but thoroughly intelligent young cabinetmaker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT BEAR by Libby Gleeson
ANIMALS
Released: July 12, 2011

"Subtle—yet spectacular and deeply moving. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Can a circus bear escape her day-to-day abuse? Read full book review >

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I AM THOMAS by Libby Gleeson
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"It is far beyond the emotional understanding of the usual picture-book audience and ultimately without substance or purpose for older readers. Dark, bitter and disturbing. (Picture book. 13 & up)"
"March to the beat of your own drummer and never look back," appears to be the theme of this picture book for teens. Read full book review >

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CUDDLE TIME by Libby Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"But more than most, this is one picture book that readers will want to preview before reading (or purchasing). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Unfortunate word choice and a disconcerting image mar an otherwise engaging story of two toddlers' early-morning adventure in this Australian import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KOI AND THE KOLA NUTS by Brian Gleeson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Also available with a cassette, narrated by Whoppi Goldberg. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
When Koi gets only a kola tree as his inheritance, he leaves his village to look for one where a chief's son will be treated with more respect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HALF A WORLD AWAY by Libby Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The theme of friendship and separation is an enduring one, important to young children, and will prompt discussions of friendship, moving away and geography. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Preschoolers Amy and Louie are best friends. Read full book review >