Search Results: "Catherine Hapka"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRIS FINDS HIS FEET by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A lovely lesson delivered with a deft touch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A grandfather hare takes a frisky youngster on an odyssey of (self-)discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SYLVIA AND BIRD by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"In all, though, it may impress the adult eye more than a child's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quiet tale about friendship, Sylvia the dragon is lonely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN WILL IT BE SPRING? by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Walter's illustrations are scene-stealers, with their terrific evocations of wild landscapes and the creatures Alfie encounters- -bat, mink, wolf, lynx—during his midwinter investigations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Winter approaches. Read full book review >

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AUGUSTUS AND HIS SMILE by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Too bad the story isn't quite as strong as the visuals. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Arresting art props up sketchy, uninspired writing in this tale of a tiger who sets out in search of his lost smile. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"Children who love Curious George will like this latest adventure, and the story is shorter and more accessible than some of the longer original entries in the series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hapka and Young offer a new Curious George story, written and illustrated in a style similar to that of the misbehaving monkey's creators, Margret and H.A. Rey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2012

"Well-used technology paired nicely with solid characters make this a promising series opener. (iPad fantasy app. 8-10)"
An interactive introduction to three female friends linked by their love of horses and a fantastical adventure. 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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