Search Results: "Cat Cora"


BOOK REVIEW

COOKING AS FAST AS I CAN by Cat Cora
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A disarmingly candid look at the highs, lows, and true grit of a culinary star."
From the acclaimed first female Iron Chef, a heartfelt memoir of a loving family, a passion for food, and the challenges of career and personal life. Read full book review >

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A SUITCASE SURPRISE FOR MOMMY by Cat Cora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"The appeal of this well-intentioned effort is limited to those experiencing a similar situation; others will find little to entertain young readers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Iron Chef and debut children's author Cora obviously understands the challenges of the working mom. Read full book review >

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BELLE CORA by Phillip Margulies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A convincing melodrama in which the victim takes charge."
The fictional memoir of an actual madam who ruled Gold Rush-era San Francisco. Read full book review >

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CORA AND THE ELEPHANTS by Lissa Rovetch
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Cozy pen and watercolor illustrations enliven this sweet tale, one that encourages curiosity, adventure, and the plumbing of one's feelings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Cora is a young girl happily living with an elephant family in Africa. Read full book review >

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CAT by Mike Dumbleton
by Mike Dumbleton, illustrated by Craig Smith
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Not for all tastes. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Dumbleton's extremely spare text follows the series of near misses Cat is involved in throughout the day and night. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS CORA AND THE CROCODILE by Laura Amy Schlitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A clever tale packed with wry wit and charming illustrations. (Illustrated fantasy. 6-9)"
Princess Cora, tired of her young life as a queen-in-training, asks her fairy godmother for a pet—with unexpected results. Read full book review >

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CAT by Juliet Clutton-Brock
by Juliet Clutton-Brock, photographed by Dave King
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction 7-12)"
Another lavish ``Eyewitness Book,'' with striking color photos of members of the cat family, both wild and tame, and a kaleidoscope of minutia—including cat ancestors (the dinictis, hoplophoneus, and miacis), mythology (Egyptian, Buddhist, Aztec, Mochica), contemporary breeds (Rex, Siamese, Birman), cats in literature and art, anatomy, feral cats, and cat care. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 3, 2012

"All aboard this lighthearted, old-fashioned whodunit."
An overnight train ride sets the stage for Davey's debut children's mystery. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"An affectionate, unusual story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From Powell (A Bold Carnivore, 1995) comes Gary Paulsen-like insight: Once a sled dog, always a sled dog, for although a Newfoundland named Cora is getting too old to pull, her owners can't get the hearty dog to quit. Read full book review >

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SPY CAT by Peg Kehret
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Kehret manages to include in her satisfying story humor, commentary about kindness to animals, and the importance of family and friends. (Fiction. 10-12)"
As in a previous outing (The Stranger Next Door, 2001), "co-written" with this collaborator—her own pet—Kehret delivers an exciting, suspenseful thriller that satisfies on several levels, thanks in no small part to the inherent literary talent of said feline and the juicy role in which he cast himself in the drama. Read full book review >

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RED CAT BLUE CAT by Jenni  Desmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"The plot is familiar, but energetic artwork and a comical twist at the end may make it feel fresh enough to entertain a new generation of feline fanciers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Feline enemies become firm friends in this predictable but potentially pleasing debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON WINGS OF EVIL by Cora Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Readers who found the opener promising will struggle through, in hopes of a better closer. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Despite much rushing back and forth, and frequent references to previous events, this ineffectual middle volume neither stands alone nor much advances the tale begun in On Wings of a Dragon (2002). Read full book review >