Search Results: "Yvonne Gilbert"


BOOK REVIEW

ABOUT YVONNE by Donna Masini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"A potentially interesting short story overinflated."
This debut by a prizewinning poet is a latecomer to bad-girl fiction, with all its candid sex-talk, and also furthers that most contemporary of tropes—the novel as extended whine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Not the definitive biography, then, and certainly not for casual G&S fans—but the most authoritative effort of its kind thus far, and, particularly considering the often-academic content, crisply readable. (16 pages b&w illustrations)"
Stedman, editor of a collection of Gilbert's non-G&S works (Gilbert Before Sullivan, 1967), now offers a solid, stylish, well- researched critical biography—which effectively emphasizes the Victorian-theater context of Gilbert's writings but fails to pay proper attention to his genius as a lyricist. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, MY ANGEL by Billy Joel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Somehow, it sounds better when he sings it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There are a number of songs-into-picture-books that work easily and even beguilingly in both formats—this is not one of them. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S BIBLE STORIES by Miriam Chaikin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The appealing jacket features the Peaceable Kingdom with a child astride a flower-bedecked lion; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Save the Children. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Twenty-six of the best known Old Testament stories—Adam and Eve, Noah, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Jonah, Daniel in the lion's den, etc.—skillfully condensed and paraphrased, yet retaining their inherent drama: an impressive example of high- quality bookmaking that is far less wordy and more beautiful than most Bible story collections. Read full book review >

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Courageous Gilbert the Groundhog by Regina E. McCarthy
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A great resource for an elementary school counselor's office to have on hand for kids who need help managing their emotional responses."
A shy groundhog learns how to get in touch with his feelings and stand up for himself in this kids' book by debut author McCarthy and illustrator Dettman. Read full book review >

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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN by Michael Ffinch
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Not without its uses, but a more balanced account would help the beginning listener enjoy these works as comic operas, not just as comic texts. (Photographs)"
Introductory guide to the life and works of the famous British duo, by poet/biographer Ffinch (G.K. Chesterton, 1987). Read full book review >

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THE ICE DRAGON by George R.R. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Fantasy readers who want a shorter read might like this offering. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A repackaging of a 1980 fantasy story about Adara, a winter child who is called on to save her world from destructive fiery dragons. Read full book review >

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GILBERT THE GHOST by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"'Different' never looked so appealing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little ghost unapologetically makes the most of being different. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESUS IS BORN by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"An excellent choice for church libraries and Christian families who want a contemporary retelling of the Christmas story. (Picture book/religion. 5-9)"
This retelling of the Nativity story by a prolific author of Christian books for children recounts the narrative of the birth of Jesus and surrounding events. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE by Peter Hedges
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Hedges turns a nice phrase; in fact, all that's lacking here are content and nerve."
An ever-so-gentle coming-of-age story—a saccharine Last Picture Show—that almost smothers the evident talent of its author in an overdose of pop culture. Read full book review >

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GILBERT THE HERO by Jane Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"This fish story smells stale already. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Big brother shark thinks quickly and saves the day. Read full book review >

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GILBERT THE GREAT by Jane Clarke
ANIMALS
Released: June 5, 2005

"Youngsters will sympathize with Gilbert, and take comfort in the outcome of Clarke's sweet story, which she manages to tell with sensitivity and humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When his best friend Raymond moves away, Gilbert, a great white shark, is terribly sad. Read full book review >