Search Results: "Barbara Kline"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2005

"For what it is, very funny, very insightful, and very well done. But it would be nice if Kline were a bit less myopic."
A lighthearted intervention into America's discussion about child-care. Read full book review >

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ORP by Suzy Kline
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Released: April 27, 1989

From the author of Herbie Jones, another funny look at kids and their not-so-everyday problems. Read full book review >

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SCRATCHING THE WOODCHUCK by David Kline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"Though Kline's thoroughly charming survey of the natural world focuses on the flora and fauna indigenous to Ohio, it has much to teach us about appreciating wild things wherever we happen to be. (four illustrations, not seen) (Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection)"
An Amish farmer's blissful account of the rhythms of nature and work, finding delight in everyday places. ``Sometimes I wonder whether I farm to make a living or whether it is all a front, just an excuse to be out in the fields looking at clouds,'' writes Kline (Great Possessions: An Amish Farmer's Journal, 1990), who works the farm in northwestern Ohio where he grew up. Read full book review >

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HORRIBLE HARRY AT HALLOWEEN by Suzy Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Every year since kindergarten, Harry's Halloween costume has gotten scarier and scarier. Read full book review >

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HORRIBLE HARRY AND THE PURPLE PEOPLE by Suzy Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A silly story that unfolds harmlessly. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Kline (Marvin and the Mean Words, p. 641, etc.) lets loose with the further adventures of Harry, who, in the last week of second grade, has become even more of a cut-up than usual. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A thoughtful, instructive survey on what may lie ahead on a winding road that's still under construction."
A down-to-earth guide to the digital revolution (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SUPPER by Klaus Wivel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"A flawed yet urgent and passionate epistle to the West to see an ongoing disaster."
A Danish journalist takes perilous excursions in the Middle East to assess the plight of Christians and finds them in a grievous state. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline
Released: April 2, 2013

"A deeply emotional story drawn from the shadows."
Kline (Bird in Hand, 2009, etc.) draws a dramatic, emotional story from a neglected corner of American history. Read full book review >

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BLUE AUTUMN CRUISE by Lisa Williams Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"The blandly commercial setting muffles the author's usually acute observations, but when Iggy the iguana enters the picture, pacing and energy pick up. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A multigenerational Caribbean cruise provides the setting for the latest entry in this series about two stepsisters who bond through the endangered wildlife they encounter. Read full book review >

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HERBIE JONES SAILS INTO SECOND GRADE by Suzy Kline
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sunny pen-and-ink illustrations brighten each page and make Herbie Jones's story easily read by the youngest reader. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Herbie Jones is back—but now he's in second grade. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A well-documented case (though padded with TV plots and dialogue, as well as with surveys) that the TV marketplace transmits not children's culture but that of toy companies."
Big business proves the villain in Kline's informed discussion of how TV-marketing experts have manipulated children's views of culture. Read full book review >