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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CATTLE KIDS by Cat Urbigkit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A serviceable complement to the many titles available on dairy farming. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
This visit to several beef-cattle ranches depicts children hard at work running machinery, helping the grown-up cowhands and, in one memorable photo, even assisting at a bovine birth. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Vintage photographs contribute to the authenticity of the atmospheric and nicely paced storytelling. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A bright young woman is caught between science and spiritualism in her quest to make sense of a world overcome with war and disease in 1918 California. Read full book review >

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FORGOTTEN by Cat Patrick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 7, 2011

"Ultimately, it's a mess, but intense romance means some appeal. (Pseudo-paranormal romance/mystery. 12-16)"
Imagine forgetting yesterday but remembering tomorrow. Read full book review >

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HARLEY, LIKE A PERSON by Cat Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2000

"An okay first novel, with a promise of better to come. (Fiction. YA)"
Living in a thoroughly dysfunctional family, with an alcoholic father and an enabling mother, Harley Columba feels and hopes that she is adopted. Read full book review >

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THE LOST AND THE FOUND by Cat Clarke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An intriguing story from start to finish. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Faith's big sister, Laurel, was kidnapped when Laurel was 6 and Faith was 4, and now, 13 years later, she has been found. Read full book review >

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THE ISIS COLLAR by Cat Adams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 13, 2012

"Bears all the hallmarks of a rush job—overcrowded, underpowered and noisy; still, series fans will keep reading."
Another outing for fearless, supernaturally powered professional bodyguard Celia Graves (Demon Song, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHAT THE DOG KNOWS by Cat Warren
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Warren writes with verve and provides rare insight into our working partnership with canines."
How adopting a German shepherd puppy turned out to be life-changing for Warren (Science Journalism/North Carolina State Univ.). Read full book review >

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THE CURE FOR DREAMING by Cat Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A smattering of period photos adds authenticity to this gripping, atmospheric story of mind control and self-determination. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
After being hypnotized during a theatrical performance, modern yet repressed Olivia begins to take interest in the women's suffrage movement. Read full book review >

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MANUEL AND THE LOBSTERMAN by Cat Urbain
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Middle graders may nevertheless enjoy this lighthearted adventure, if they can get past the unfortunately unappealing cover. (Fiction. 9-12)"
There is little that 13-year-old Manuel Luis Menendez likes about his mother and new stepfather's decision to move from New Haven, Conn., to boring Rockport, Maine. Read full book review >

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RIDING ON COMETS by Cat Pleska
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2015

"An uneven portrait of rural and small-town West Virginia life that is most likely to have its greatest appeal among nostalgic West Virginians."
A bits-and-pieces memoir of growing up in a working-class West Virginia family in the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >