Search Results: "Cat Winters"


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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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THE UNINVITED by Cat Winters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"An intriguing yet thin paranormal read."
In the last days of Word War I, influenza ravages the town of Buchanan, Illinois. But a more menacing plague endangers the town: hatred of Germans. 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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THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY by Cat Winters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2016

"A riveting story of survival, determination, love, and friendship. (Historical mystery. 14-18)"
A biracial teen seeks justice for her murdered father in Prohibition-era Oregon Read full book review >

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ODD & TRUE by Cat Winters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Winters has woven an intricate and innovative pattern of structure, genre, and history that cannot fail to capture readers' imaginations. (Historical fiction. 14-adult)"
A tale of two sisters unfolds in Winters' (The Steep and Thorny Way, 2016, etc.) latest historical offering of monsters, magic, and family. Read full book review >

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THE GUARDIAN TEAM by Cat Urbigkit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This snapshot of animal dynamics presents a rugged picture of one surprising friendship. (author's note, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual duo finds a sense of home and purpose on Urbigkit's Western ranch. Read full book review >

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Sabbatical of the Mind by David Winters
Released: July 20, 2016

"A helpful and funny book about the many benefits, spiritual and otherwise, that can come from escaping workplace stress."
A successful government employee leaves his job to find renewed interest in both life and faith. Read full book review >

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Unexpected Magic by Charli Winters
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 11, 2014

"A bold stroll through a fantasy kingdom, featuring a story of young love."
In this debut YA fantasy novel, several teenagers develop special abilities that may connect them to an ancient race of dragon-riders. Read full book review >

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ABE LINCOLN by Kay Winters
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Columba in The Man Who Loved Books (1981). (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
In a moving tribute to the power of books and words, Winters (But Mom, Everyone Else Does, p. 1239, etc.) introduces a young backwoods child who watched "peddlers, pioneers, / politicians, traders, slaves / pass by," down the old Cumberland Trail, until "his ideas stretched. / His questions rose. / His dreams were stirred"—and he was caught with a love of learning that carried him "from the wilderness / to the White House." Read full book review >

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WHOOO'S HAUNTING THE TEENY TINY GHOST? by Kay Winters
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Munsinger's merry illustrations, overflowing with many humorous touches, contribute to this gleefully boisterous tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
PLB 0-06-027359-3 The timorous specter from this team's The Teeny Tiny Ghost (1998) reappears for a thrilling, hair-raising adventure. Read full book review >

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BRAVE DOGS, GENTLE DOGS by Cat Urbigkit
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"And it makes a great lead in to the likes of James Herriot's Only One Woof (1985), illus by Peter Barrett or, for older readers, Jon Katz's Dogs of Bedlam Farm (2004). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Along with a set of beguiling, intimate color photos of puppies and parent dogs, lambs and adult sheep lying down together, touching noses and comfortably mingling on a wintry prairie, Wyoming rancher/journalist Urbigkit describes in terse captions how guard dogs are "socialized" with their ovine charges from birth. Read full book review >