Search Results: "Catherine Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Scenes of anger, sorrow, and fleeting happiness merge to produce recognizable characters who walk and breathe in this impressive first effort. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In her first YA novel, Lewis delivers a deceptively simple, in-depth psychological portrait of an angry girl who finds courage in her dreams of Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

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DRY FIRE by Catherine Lewis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Except for the story itself, though, every gritty detail is perfectly in place."
Not a police novel, but a novel about a police officer: the making of a female cop in the Florida panhandle, courtesy of first-timer Lewis. Read full book review >

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CHRYSALIS by Catherine Lewis
Released: July 28, 2012

"Spiritual empowerment more so than weapons firepower (though there's that too) is the aim of this farfetched girl-meets-boy-who-is-CIA-and-Hollywood-hero-all-in-one yarn."
A social worker is catapulted into a whirlwind of romance and danger when she meets the love of her life, superstar actor and part-time CIA operative Sam Donovan. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A sparkling celebration of the craft of writing that easily rises to the level of belles lettres itself. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
From allegory to verisimilitude, the three blind mice demonstrate a wealth of literary terms. 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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CATHERINE BURNS
by Megan Labrise

To make it to the oratorical Valhalla that is The Moth Mainstage, you’ve got to have bravery, vulnerability, and a hell of a story to tell. You absolutely cannot have that story printed on sheets of paper.

“People wanted us to do a book for a long time...but I was a little bit reluctant because it’s The Moth—our storytellers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SOLOMON CROCODILE by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"Light and entertaining fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Solomon Crocodile annoys and irritates the other creatures in the swamp. Read full book review >

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SEYMOUR BLEU by Catherine  Deeter
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An edifying portrait of one of the ways an artist works. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Deeter (who illustrated Alice Walker's Finding the Green Stone, 1991, etc.) guides readers through an exploration of the artistic process. Read full book review >

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WHERE ARE YOU GOING, MANYONI? by Catherine Stock
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Pronouncing glossary. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Manyoni is on her way to school; she gets up at dawn to walk two hours across the plain, along the Limpopo riverbed, through ``the shady kloof where the shy impala feed,'' ``past the red sandstone koppies,'' ``over the krantz above Tobwani Dam,'' and on to the tidy village with its brick school, where there's still time to play with her friends before class. Read full book review >

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THE BANANA SPLIT FROM OUTER SPACE by Catherine Siracusa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Text and humorous illustrations share space equally, making this the perfect next-step for those who have soloed on I Can Reads and other easy readers. (Fiction. 6-8)"
An easy illustrated novel in the Chapters series. Read full book review >

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CLIP, CLOP by Catherine Hnatov
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2016

"A pleasant-enough variation on the perennially popular animal-noise genre. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A series of farm animals strut, wander, ramble, trot, and scamper across the pages of this simple board book. 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 >