Search Results: "Catherine Bateson"


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CATHERINE by April Lindner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Not as emotionally engaging as readers might desire, but solid and well-told. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After discovering that her mother, Catherine Eversole Price, had not died, as her father told her, but instead deserted the family and then disappeared, 17-year-old Chelsea Price goes on a quest to find out what happened to her. Read full book review >

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MAGENTA MCPHEE by Catherine Bateson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A believable, satisfying read. (Fiction. 9-13)"
On the edge of adolescence, Magenta McPhee spends a lot of time thinking about love. Read full book review >

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BEING BEE by Catherine Bateson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"These add depth and particularity to this satisfying description of an increasingly familiar situation. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Although Bee thinks her father and her two guinea pigs make a perfect family, she can see that her father's new girlfriend, Jazzi, is on her way to becoming a stepmother, moving in and even introducing Bee to her mentally ill brother. Read full book review >

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THE BOYFRIEND RULES OF GOOD BEHAVIOR by Catherine Bateson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A tender-hearted view of maturation from a blossoming young girl's perspective. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Millie Childes will experience an awful lot of change in the upcoming school year when her single mom takes a new job in a new town. Read full book review >

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STRANDED IN BORINGSVILLE by Catherine Bateson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"For Rain, Boringsville is simply a state of mind. (Fiction. 9-12)"
What's worse than your parents separating and your workaholic father moving in with his self-centered girlfriend? Read full book review >

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Released: June 22, 1994

"But because the thinking rambles and the examples seem random, the book lacks the weight it needs to persuade or inspire."
Bateson sets out to show that ``most of learning occurs outside the settings labeled as educational'' and that ``living and learning are everywhere founded on an improvisational base.'' Bateson (Anthropology and English/George Mason Univ.; Composing a Life, 1989, etc.) brings the reader along on a winding journey through different cultures to look at the process of learning as a spontaneous, nonlinear endeavor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Her study of shifting human patterns is fit for a new millennium."
The daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson celebrates our new life of variety and choice among the strange relatives and familiar strangers with whom we live. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2010

"Occasionally smug, but attentive and well-composed."
The author of Composing a Life (1991) urges older readers to use their wisdom and energy to shape a further meaningful life and to engage with and contribute to society. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE CERTITUDE by Patrick Modiano
Released: July 1, 2001

"Not for every child, and, indeed, not for every adult. It's not exactly as if Dostoyevsky had turned to writing Mother Goose rhymes, but the darkness is there—and so is the brilliance."
A beguiling children's story—well, after a fashion, anyway—by the latest winner of the Nobel Prize in literature (Suspended Sentences, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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CATHERINE DE MEDICI by Leonie Frieda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2005

"Persuasive rehabilitation of Catherine, not as a nice woman, but as a shrewd leader who did what she had to."
Scholarly but lively biography of the Italian-born queen who ruled France as regent during 30 years of bitter religious warfare. Read full book review >

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PATIENCE, PRINCESS CATHERINE by Carolyn Meyer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Catherine was the mother of the queen known as Bloody Mary, and readers who know the rest of the Young Royals series will certainly be engaged by this one. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
Meyer continues her first-person series about the Tudor women, this one in the voice of Catalina, known as Catherine of Aragon, who was a young teen when she was sent from Spain in 1501 to be married to Arthur, eldest son of the King of England. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY by Karen Cushman
Released: April 18, 1994

"Historical note. (Fiction. 12+)"
Unwillingly keeping a journal at the behest of her brother, a monk, Birdy (daughter of a 13th-century knight) makes a terse first entry—"I am bit by fleas and plagued by family. Read full book review >