Search Results: "Catherine Walters"


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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The lush nature scenes, populated by an array of lovable woodland animals, fill the pages, but this is a very human story, tempering this glimpse of a toddler's single- minded perspective with compassion and gentle humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The cuddly, inquisitive cub Alfie (When Will It Be Spring?, 1998) returns, this time on a quest to find his "missing" baby sibling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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SLEEP TIGHT, GINGER KITTEN by Adèle Geras
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

A tiny kitten leaves no spot untouched in his quest for a napping space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGICAL SNOWMAN by Catherine Walters
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Still, this has been done so many times before, chances are good it will last for only one or two readings before being cast aside for something different. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little rabbit enjoys a magical interlude with his snowman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONKEY WHO WANTED THE MOON by Anne Mangan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An also-ran next to such similarly themed books as Marcia Brown's How, Hippo (1969) and Kate Banks's Baboon (1997). (Picture book. 6-8)"
This preachy, pedestrian cautionary tale isn't going to convince many children to change their ways. Read full book review >

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THE BRAVE LITTLE BUNNY by Linda Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"The crew of characters are expressive and realistically drawn, but it's difficult to read this work without hearing echoes of other stories (The Velveteen Rabbit, The Rabbits' Wedding, The Runaway Bunny) of more enduring interest. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lop-eared rabbit named Millie lives in a small backyard hutch and is bored with the same old fare of lettuce, carrots, and no space to hop in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >