Search Results: "Cathy Young"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE HOT SECOND by Cathy Young
FICTION
Released: June 11, 2002

"Young readers will find subject matter they crave, and more. (Fiction. YA)"
Twelve incandescent short stories work as guaranteed attention-getters for older adolescents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A bucket of cool water on whiners of both sexes, along with a convincing appeal to look 'fairly and compassionately at both sides of these conflicts.'"
A call for men and women to stand down from the gender wars, culminating with a 12-step program that is intended to lay common ground in "trying to make life better for all of us—women, men, and our children." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 16, 1989

Unique, often fascinating view of contemporary (though pre-glasnost) Soviet life by an appealing, articulate young writer—now an American citizen living in New Jersey—who arrived in the US in 1980 at the age of 17. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"Children who love Curious George will like this latest adventure, and the story is shorter and more accessible than some of the longer original entries in the series. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hapka and Young offer a new Curious George story, written and illustrated in a style similar to that of the misbehaving monkey's creators, Margret and H.A. Rey. Read full book review >

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THE DARING ESCAPE OF ELLEN CRAFT by Cathy Moore
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The author's afterword, timeline, and bibliography add historical insight. (Biography. 6-10)"
In clear, straightforward prose, Moore tells the amazing story of William and Ellen Craft and their escape from slavery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARLETT DEDD by Cathy Brett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Readers willing to stay with this slow-moving story won't find much new here other than good pictures. (Horror. 14 & up)"
Quirky illustrations and mildly dark humor isn't enough to overcome the pedestrian nature of this British horror novel. Read full book review >

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THE GRIZZLY SISTERS by Cathy Bellows
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Her misty landscapes and humorously depicted animals are less effective; still, the bumptious bears' changing expressions are amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two mischievous little bears do precisely what their mother has warned against: feeling wonderfully bold and strong, they frighten the beavers and tease the wolf cubs. Read full book review >

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CHICKY CHICKY CHOOK CHOOK by Cathy MacLennan
ANIMALS
Released: March 20, 2007

"The large type and elongated format add appeal and invite reading aloud and participation. (Picture book. 3-5)"
MacLennan's appealing cover immediately grabs attention with five, bright yellow chicks jigging against a brown background. Read full book review >

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I WANT A PET! by Cathy Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Good fun for very young animal lovers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
How do you find the perfect pet? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTHERN FRIED by Cathy Pickens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2004

"If the plotting is slack and predictable, though, the world of Dacos, soaked in tart atmosphere, is well worth a visit, and probably the return visit broadly hinted at the fadeout."
This year's winner of the Malice Domestic Award for Best First Novel stars a lawyer whose scruples have gotten her bounced from her big-city firm back to her roots in Dacos, South Carolina. Read full book review >