Search Results: "Catherine Knepper"


BOOK REVIEW

Against The Wind by Kirk VanHee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2014

"Less skiing and drugs than one might expect but still a successful account of a bumpy personal run and ultimate redemption."
Colorado memoirist VanHee recalls a troubled upbringing that led him to the ski slopes and drug scene of Aspen in the wild 1970s. Read full book review >

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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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A PORC IN NEW YORK by Catherine Stock
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Non-New Yorkers may not recognize all the locales—but the thrill of the chase and general bumptiousness of the menagerie will easily carry any young armchair tourists along for the ride. (Picture book. 6-8)"

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ONE HAPPY TIGER by Catherine Rayner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An engrossing, luscious board book that's sure to become a staple. (Board book. 1-3)"
A tiger makes some friends. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >