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 >

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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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PLAY GENTLY, ALFIE BEAR by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Softly painted illustrations of this cuddly, teddy bear-like family will enchant young children while at the same time providing a useful lesson for siblings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a new baby brother and sister arrive on the scene, a young bear named Alfie must learn how to play gently with them. Read full book review >

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AREN'T YOU LUCKY! by Catherine Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Unusually sensible and sympathetic; the deftly drawn illustrations nicely reflect the text's warmth. (Picture book. 2-7)"
The author of When I Was a Baby (1989) takes a realistic look at becoming a big sister, covering familiar ground as the narrator waits for the new arrival, discovers that the baby isn't much fun and gets lots of attention, and finally grows into appreciation of the title's sentiment when she discovers that she really can help with her little brother. Read full book review >

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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 >