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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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 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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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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THE LAWRENCE BROWNE AFFAIR by Cat Sebastian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"In a crumbling castle in Cornwall, two inauthentic men from vastly different registers of Regency society find in each other an authentic and passionate love. Another exquisitely written, deeply romantic novel from Sebastian."
A London swindler falls for his mark, a mad earl, in this Cornwall-set Regency romance. Read full book review >