Search Results: "Cathryn J. Prince"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2016

"A rollicking tale of the incredible saga of a man constantly searching for the next exploit and sharing them in his writings."
Separating the escapades from the exaggerations in the life of one of the best adventurers of his age.Read full book review >

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DEATH IN THE BALTIC by Cathryn J. Prince
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2013

"An engaging study of a shocking tragedy, in which the author takes pains to view all sides."
The story of the worst maritime disaster in history—and it wasn't the Titanic. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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Size Matters by Cathryn Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Like a slice of a favorite dessert, thoroughly enjoyable, but gone too soon."
Two peculiar loners bond over the culinary arts in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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TOMBOY by Liz Prince
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Spectacular; a book to make anyone think seriously about society's preordained gender roles (Graphic memoir. 14 & up)"
Prince explores what it means to be a tomboy in a magnificently evocative graphic memoir. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT CIRCLE by Peter Prince
Released: July 1, 1997

"A modest work, then, precise, entertaining, but unsurprising."
British playwright and novelist Prince, in his first fiction to appear here, uses the constricted quarters of a steamship to explore human foibles and fancies, to mixed results. Read full book review >

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GOBBLE, GOBBLE by Cathryn Falwell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not just for Thanksgiving, this should be a welcome addition to nature shelves all year round. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
After discovering a flock of turkeys in her yard in the spring, Jenny continues to watch them throughout the year. Read full book review >

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THE LETTER JESTERS by Cathryn Falwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This lucid, beautifully organized and designed book is a splendid introduction to an often overlooked art that is, indeed, everywhere. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
``Letters are everywhere,'' begins this joyous first look at typography, in which two jesters and their little dog romp through a simple, but by no means simplistic, presentation of typefaces and their uses. 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 >