Search Results: "Cat Hellisen"


BOOK REVIEW

BEASTKEEPER by Cat Hellisen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A wild, unique fairy tale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A girl untangles family curses that cause desertion and bitterness—and transformation into beasts. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE SEA IS RISING RED by Cat Hellisen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Moody, in the spirit of Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth (2009), but with a much more likable heroine. (Fantasy. 13-16)"
The scion of a fading magical aristocracy flees an arranged marriage and finds herself caught in a rebellion against her own people. 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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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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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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ONE CAT, HAPPY CAT! by Sally Osgood Lee
written and illustrated by Sally Osgood Lee
Released: March 8, 2014

"A comforting book about a cat, likely to appeal to the very young."
Author-illustrator Lee (Pop! Pop! Bam! Bam!, 2013) follows one cat through his lonely life until his owner arrives in this repetitious picture book for the very young. Read full book review >

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BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Simply captivating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two cats find friendship in their seemingly opposite (yet, oh so similar!) lives. Read full book review >

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BLACK CAT/WHITE CAT by Chuck Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"It's a great combination of feline antics and 3-D engineering. (Pop-up. 4-8)"
A pop-out book that combines paper engineering and artwork to convey concepts that illustrations alone could not. 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 >

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COOL CAT, SCHOOL CAT by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Unlikely situations, awkward writing (including strange similes and confusing shifts from third person to first person narration), and an undefined setting add up to an unsatisfying back-to-school story. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Gus and his family have just moved to a new apartment, but Gus is not making the most of his new start. Read full book review >

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BIG CAT, LITTLE CAT by Elisha Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A hard book to read for anyone who has lost a feline family member but a heart-healing message all the same. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The circle of life in a cat-loving household. Read full book review >

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BLACK CAT & WHITE CAT by Claire Garralon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A smartly paced and sweetly drawn story for little readers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Black Cat and White Cat look for a place to play. Read full book review >