Search Results: "Bailey Cates"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Cates' second Magical Bakery mystery is a charming addition to the food-based cozy mystery repertoire, while the story's magical elements bring a fun, intriguing dimension to the genre."
Bakery owner Katie Lightfoot uses light witchcraft and investigative skills to solve a murder she stumbles across, but the mystery also takes her deeper into a romantic triangle, a secret society and her own power in ways she may not be ready for. Read full book review >

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HUNGER IN AMERICA by David Cates
Released: July 1, 1992

"Soggy melodrama without much originality."
The sad account of a sad young man pursuing his dead father through the wastes of Alaska: a lugubrious first novel that runs aground on the narrator's grief. Read full book review >

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If This Is Heaven Show Me Hell by James Cates
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2015

"A thoughtful, bighearted book of inspirational stories."
Cates (The Doorway to Hope, 2015, etc.) offers a book of devotions for practical Christians.Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN THREAD by K. Cates
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"Not quite a sermon, not quite a cautionary tale, not quite fiction, this fast-paced narrative blends hard-won experience with renewed, reconsidered faith."
An intimate account of how belief in God's "golden thread" sustained a grieving mother. Read full book review >

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A FAR-FETCHED STORY by Karin Cates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"An original tale just waiting to be told, the coloration and patterns in paisleys and plaids piece together this cozy and fetching story, one that is a delightful fabrication. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grandmother knows a long, hard winter is coming and she wants one more armful of firewood. Read full book review >

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X OUT OF WONDERLAND by David Allan Cates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"Cates's world is futuristic in tone yet based on our very own world today, in a witty, skillful, amusing—and unrelentingly clear-eyed—satire."
A little slip of a tale in the manner of Voltaire's Candide—which, like its prototype, puts tongue in cheek and takes on nothing less than the state of the nation and the state of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Solace, ritual, simplicity, tenderness, and care for the natural world are offered on each page as naturally as breathing, and the pale radiance of Halperin's illustrations bring comfort and joy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Halperin's great gift is to make expressive and exquisitely detailed pictures: large ones to cover the page; and smaller related vignettes, often in a row along the sides or top or bottom like an ancient altarpiece. Read full book review >

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THE SPECIAL ONES
by Leila Roy

I know only too well what happens to the new ones who are brought here. Gradually they are convinced to change, molded to be who we tell them they are. But there’s another unanswered question: What happens to the ones who leave?
The Special Ones, by Em Bailey
 

The Special Ones live on a secluded farmstead surrounded by ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IN THE ANTARCTIC by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"An appealing introduction to Antarctica that appropriately fosters a child's sense of wonder without adding a layer of worry about its future. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
After a last breakfast with her parents on a frozen coast, a young Adélie penguin spends a long summer feeding in the cold ocean, followed by an even longer dark winter resting on the ice until the sun rises the following spring. Read full book review >

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IN THE SAVANNAH by Ella Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A sweet ecosystem introduction for preschoolers, the first of a promising series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The African savanna, home of a tiny lion cub, is full of intriguing wildlife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"A sad commentary on our times, but not to be ignored."
A grim reminder of the threat that parents and children face from predators. Read full book review >