Search Results: "Catherine Hapka"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MADDIE'S DREAM by Catherine Hapka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"Fuel for horse-obsessed readers who have finished the Marguerite Henry originals. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Yet another horse series begins. Read full book review >

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PEARL'S OCEAN MAGIC by Catherine Hapka
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Sinks. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
Young dolphin Pearl encounters braggarts, bullies, and friends during her first day at magical dolphin school. Read full book review >

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BLUE RIBBON DAY by Catherine Hapka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Young pony lovers will find it as enjoyable as the others in the series. (Early reader. 5-8)"
The eighth Pony Scouts book for the I Can Read! series is a little light on plot, but it will still please beginning readers. Read full book review >

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MERMAIDS IN THE BACKYARD by Catherine Hapka
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"A middling chapter book for mermaid lovers who don't want big conflicts. (Fantasy. 6-9)"
A girl forges friendships with the mermaids in the ocean behind her house. Read full book review >

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HORSE DIARIES by Catherine Hapka
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 2009

"Probably harmless, definitely silly. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Ever since that danged Lassie rescued Timmie from the well, readers have had to suffer foolish plots like this one. 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 >

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CATHERINE THE GREAT by Virginia Rounding
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A welcome study of a 'multifaceted, very eighteenth-century woman.'"
Lively biography of a much misunderstood, most gifted ruler of Russia. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH CATHERINE by Andes Hruby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Seems to be not much of anybody home here, though actual inhabitants may not always be a requirement for the single-girl-in-the-city genre."
A poorly considered betrothal to a loathsome man falls apart in a not-particularly-interesting fashion in this debut from a child model and occasional comic. Read full book review >