Search Results: "Cathryn Constable"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE TOWER by Cathryn Constable
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"An original plot that hints at depths it doesn't quite reach but works fairly well overall. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A 12-year-old white girl, newly enrolled in a venerable London private school and mourning the death of her best friend, discovers a secret tied to the school and its founder—an ancestor of hers. Read full book review >

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CROW COUNTRY by Kate Constable
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"An original Aussie time-travel tale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After moving to the country, an Australian teen travels back in time to right old wrongs involving her family and a threatened aboriginal site. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2006

"The two-page map helps bring the imaginary land alive, and readers will welcome this final journey with Calwyn and her companions. (Fiction. 12+)"
Having lost her gift of chantment, 18-year-old Calwyn returns home to Antaris to find a darkness over the land. Read full book review >

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WHERE YOU ARE by George Constable
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Winsome and sweet, with a sly humor that lingers deliciously in the memory."
After a very long silence (his last novel, What Shy Men Dream, was published in 1969), Constable delivers a light, quirky love story featuring a myopic Philadelphia publisher and a dog who changes his life. Read full book review >

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THREE LIVES OF TOMOMI ISHIKAWA by Benjamin Constable
Released: June 4, 2013

"A haunting book as much about the creative process as it is about the characters."
A debut novel from Paris-based author Constable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NESTING QUILT by Cathryn Falwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"A charming, heartwarming story tailor-made for alleviating anxieties about becoming a big sister. (Picture book. 4­-7)"
The impending arrival of a new baby has Maya reflecting that she and her family are nesting, "just like the birds." Read full book review >

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MYSTERY VINE by Cathryn Falwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This is a step up in complexity from Jeanne Titherington's Pumpkin, Pumpkin (1986), and, paired with Lois Ehlert's Growing Vegetable Soup (1987), it's a great choice to help prepare children for the fun and fruitfulness of gardening. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Falwell's latest introduces young readers to gardening. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLOWNING AROUND by Cathryn Falwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A grand book for any young child, from babies fascinated by the crisp, bright graphics to beginning readers, who will be entranced by the little man's earnest, good-humored antics with simple words. (Picture book. 0- 7)"
Inspired by her child's manipulation of magnetic letters on a refrigerator, Falwell devises an entertainment to rival the imaginative quality of MacDonald's Alphabatics (1986). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SINGER OF ALL SONGS by Kate Constable
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not meaty, but creative. (Fantasy. YA)"
This first series installment has intriguing magics and geographies but is sewn from thin cloth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURTLE SPLASH! by Cathryn Falwell
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A lovely example of multidisciplinary bookmaking showing how science, art, and literature can all connect. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With an implied "splash," another green-shelled turtle disappears from the scene in this pond-life counting rhyme. Read full book review >

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WE HAVE A BABY by Cathryn Falwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"An inviting concept book that should find a warm welcome in many newly expanded families. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Flat, collage-like illustrations in textured, blanket-soft areas of color depict a toddler watching and helping his/her parents care for an infant, each activity captioned with the phrase ``A baby to...,'' and ending with a different verb: ``love''; ``touch''; ``wash''; ``hold''; ``feed'' (this one is breast-fed); etc. The father is shown caring for the baby as often as the mother; the family is generically dark, but not very dark, while the baby has blue eyes. Read full book review >

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SCOOT! by Cathryn Falwell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Like a paper diorama, this artistic, wide-angle view of pond life with sound effects is as rousing as the one from Falwell's tree house overlooking Frog Song Pond must be. (Photo with author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Six silent turtles sit on a log down at the pond. Read full book review >