Search Results: "Catherine Brighton"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

Born on the road to vaudevillian parents, "Buster" Keaton earned his nickname from fellow performer Harry Houdini after falling down several flights of stairs as a young child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATTON, MONTGOMERY, ROMMEL by Terry Brighton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Intelligent, insightful and perceptive."
Linked biography of three flamboyant World War II generals who often but not invariably deserved their fame. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE LACEY
by Vincent Scarpa

Ask Catherine Lacey for the origin story of her new novel, The Answers, and she won’t hesitate to give you the short answer: back pain. More specifically, an inexplicable and persistent back pain that greeted her in the midst of an emotionally turbulent period in her life marked by loss, upheaval, and complication; a time which occasioned, for Lacey, a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ABIGAIL by Catherine Rayner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A richly illustrated story that could benefit from better page design and crisper storytelling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gorgeous, lush illustrations strengthen a somewhat loosely connected story. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR WHO SHARED by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Simple and sublime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three forest animals square off over a juicy piece of fruit but avert conflict. Read full book review >

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LAND, SEA, AND SKY by Catherine Paladino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"A celebration indeed. (Poetry/Picture book. 5-10)"
Framed between Aileen Fisher's ``Looking Around'' (``Bees/own the clover,/birds/own the sky...'') and Felice Holman's ``Who Am I?'' (``The trees ask me,/And the sky...''), 17 more poems, grouped as the title suggests and all of good quality (though Dickinson's ``I'll tell you how the sun rose'' easily outshines the rest). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Good, thought-provoking reporting. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
In attractive color photos from various sources and with a straightforward text that has enough information to stir up interest and concern, portraits of eight endangered domestic animals as they are being conserved on farms around the US: the Dutch Belted cow, the four-horned Navajo-Churro sheep, Ancona chickens, the American Bashkir curly horse, etc. A concluding list of 84 endangered breeds gives pause with such familiar names as Rhode Island Reds and Percherons. Read full book review >

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GOOD DAYS BAD DAYS by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1991

"Good for discussion with a lapsitter or a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A wholesome look at a nuclear family of five in a wide range of activities grouped as opposites: work, play; happy, sad; dull, fun; etc. The cheerful, not-too-obtrusive message is that sun does follow rain, both literally and metaphorically, and that each has its appropriate role. Read full book review >