Search Results: "Charlotte Kerner"


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BLUEPRINT by Charlotte Kerner
FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 2000

"Disturbing and unsettling, this is less a translation of a particular culture than a human face on a question that is intriguing worldwide. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Siri is the daughter/twin of Iris and one of the first cloned beings in this seamless translation of German author Kerner's exploration of the psychological reality for cloned humans. Read full book review >

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THE LESSER KINDRED by Elizabeth Kerner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"For the rest, a so-so installment at best, and you'll have to wait for volume three—at least—to discover how it all comes out."
Sequel to Song in the Silence (1997), Scotland-resident Kerner's fantasy about a clash between wise old dragons and evil sorcerers allied with demons. Read full book review >

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SONG IN THE SILENCE by Elizabeth Kerner
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Expect sequels."
In Kolmar, tall young horse-farmer Lanen Kaelar dreams of meeting the True Dragons of the remote West. Read full book review >

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REDEEMING THE LOST by Elizabeth Kerner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A rousing, inventive, action-packed conclusion—once you come to terms with the confusing and absurd multiple first-person narrators."
Wrapping up Kerner's fantasy trilogy (The Lesser Kindred, 2000, etc.) about a struggle pitting white-hat Gedri (humans) and Kantri (dragons) against black-hat wizards and demons from the Six Hells. Read full book review >

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KIRBY'S JOURNAL by Charlotte Caldwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"This pseudo-journal makes a clever invitation to a possible lifetime passion. (index) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Kirby records close observations of butterflies made in her grandparents' Charleston, South Carolina, backyard during a summer vacation that is as good as a safari. Read full book review >

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SAY IT! by Charlotte Zolotow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Zolotow's text was first published in 1980, but it still resonates with today's parents and children, particularly as imagined by Voake. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As a mother and daughter enjoy "a golden, windy autumn day," the daughter urges her mother to "say it." Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL ADVENTURES OF INDIA MCALLISTER by Charlotte Agell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2010

"Enjoyable, engaging and emotionally resonant. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Growing up in small-town Maine, fourth grader India McAllister plans to have real adventures someday, but, for the present, daily life provides some accidental ones. Read full book review >

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WORRY BEAR by Charlotte Dematons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, bear lovers will want to snuggle up to Worry Bear, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wide awake in the wee hours of the morning, Worry Bear sits perched on his shelf in the dark toy store—take a minute to find him among the multitudes. Read full book review >

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GINGER by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"This is a simple tale, paced to perfection, while its parallels to the arrival of a new baby in a household give it a practical dimension. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A flawless tale of two cats, well-suited to story hours, to be read and reread. Read full book review >

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MR. DAVIES AND THE BABY by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Readers will want to take Mr. D. for a walk anytime; Voake would be wise to unleash him again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Davies, a spry little terrier, decides to go along with his neighbor, a young mother, when she takes her baby for a stroll. Read full book review >

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NIBBLES' GARDEN by Charlotte Middleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"While this lacks the science found in many other caterpillar-to-butterfly titles, it has a charm that cannot be replicated. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Discouraged by the caterpillars eating the dandelion leaves he worked so hard to grow in his first adventure (Nibbles, 2010), Nibbles and his new neighbor, Posie, decide to keep them as pets. Read full book review >

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THE YELLOW BALLOON by Charlotte Dematons
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

A lost balloon leads a tiny SUV, and armchair tourists who are willing to follow, on a wordless, globe-spanning chase—through busy urban, rural, arctic, desert, mountain, savannah, tropical island, and spooky forest scenes, all seen in wide-angle aerial views. Read full book review >