Search Results: "Cathie Felstead"


BOOK REVIEW

FLAMINGO DREAM by Donna J. Napoli
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2002

"Napoli (Daughter of Venice, 2002, etc.), who has written many intense tales for children and for teenagers, takes a page from her own life (and a nephew's death) here, and transforms it into a wrenching, powerful, four-hanky story. (Picture book. 4-10)"
As a little girl tells of her father's death from cancer, she mixes tender memories and great pain in an unvarnished account. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ISLAND GROWS by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Introduce this science topic to readers capable of taking in greater detail. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)"
A volcano forms under the ocean, erupts to form land, erodes and acquires flora, fauna and eventually human population. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EARTHSHAKE by Lisa Westberg Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"First-rate, this could be used in the classroom for the next ten thousand years. (Poetry/nonfiction. 5-12)"
Twenty-two playful poems introduce geology in a way that's sure to have older kids digging for more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY LULLABY by Jody Fickes Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"One can imagine Baby bouncing on reader's knee as an accompanying activity to the reading, which will surely take place over and over again. (Picture book. 0-3)"
Repeated words and design create a lullaby to family love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG WOLF AND LITTLE WOLF by Sharon Phillips Denslow
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2000

"A charming, appealing story that is just right for bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Thanks to this delightful family, we now know the words to the songs the wolves are howling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEIGHT OF WINTER by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A likely cause of cabin fever, no matter what the local climate."
Winter indeed becomes a weighty matter in this long-winded tale of two months in the life of back-country Maine—an area already thoroughly plumbed in the previous The Funeral Makers (1986) and Once Upon a Time on the Banks (1989). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUMMER EXPERIMENT by Cathie Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Still, the science-fiction theme provides an interesting twist to a heartfelt depiction of a summer of emerging self-realization. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
After huge craft that might be alien spaceships appear in the skies above remote Allagash, Maine, 11-year-old Roberta investigates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ONE-WAY BRIDGE by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"A welcome return for the author."
Pelletier's long-awaited addition to the tragicomic annals of fictional Mattagash, Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAMING SONNY HOME by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Pelletier hits just the right mix of vulnerability and humor in her latest work, leaving the reader hungry for more."
Pelletier (A Marriage Made at Woodstock, 1994, etc.) is funnier than ever in this sardonic tale of an upstate Maine mother's love for her underachieving son—even as he's taking hostages in his ex-wife's trailer home and babbling to the press that John Lennon made him do it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONG HELLO by Cathie Borrie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"Journal entries combine for a short, poignant record of two lives, a moving history of a mother and her child."
A loving, dutiful daughter writes about her desperate confrontation with her mother's Alzheimer's disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BUBBLE REPUTATION by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 1993

"A congenially bittersweet story, with often hilarious witchy dialogue: Pelletier's best."
In The Weight of Winter (1991) and other Down East village tales, Pelletier's mix of tragedy and comedy somehow refused to settle. Read full book review >

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A MARRIAGE MADE AT WOODSTOCK by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1994

"Yuppie angst rendered hilarious and human by the effervescent wit of rising star Pelletier. (Author tour)"
Frederick Stone, Woodstock hippie turned oblivious accountant, may have sold his marriage up the river when he sold out to yuppie greed in this exuberant latest from Pelletier (The Bubble Reputation, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >