Search Results: "Etta Kaner"


BOOK REVIEW

ETTA by Gerald Kolpan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Great fun and—beneath the hijinks—a surprisingly substantial novel."
Emmy Award-winning TV journalist Kolpan extends his resume impressively with this picaresque debut novel, focused on "the woman" who knew Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"This important topic deserves a more thoughtful treatment. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
"If you were an animal and moved to a new home, you would have migrated," says Kaner in her introduction, then proceeds using this imprecise definition to describe movements of lemmings, whales, terns, dragonflies, butterflies, salmon, eels, newts, sea turtles and more. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS DO, TOO! by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Not an essential but still an appealing addition to an animal shelf. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Animals and people share behaviors. Read full book review >

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AND THE WINNER IS... by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Children will be fascinated by some of the animals feats cataloged here and may even be curious to see how well they might do in comparison. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
How do the different species stack up in the seven events of the World Animal Games? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This handsome, information-rich, yet brief illustrated 'eco-journal' fills a gap—and more. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This perky, kid-friendly introduction to worldwide "green" construction efforts also happens to be both well-informed and carefully designed for optimal engagement. Read full book review >

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FRIEND OR FOE by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Unvarnished infotainment, cross-purposed and more suitable for casual browsing than focused research. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
An album of scary, dangerous, or revolting creatures—all of which have better sides. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A DUCK IN A RAINCOAT?  by Etta Kaner
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"A great addition to storytime line-ups (for small groups—it's relatively wee) and nonfiction shelves. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
What child won't find it hysterical to imagine a jackrabbit wearing shorts, a cheetah in cleats or a lobster with a helmet? Read full book review >

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WHO LIKES THE RAIN? by Etta Kaner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A winner with nature lovers, puddle jumpers, curious young scientists and teachers. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
A multicultural cast of characters gives their many reasons for liking the rain in this fourth in the Exploring the Elements series (after snow, sun and wind). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's standard assignment fare, but budding naturalists will be fascinated by the array of nests and burrows, traps and courting stages, tricks and tools. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
With dozens of specific examples (unfortunately, more than Stephens actually depicts), Kaner (Animal Defenses, not reviewed, etc.) shows how animals, mostly smaller ones, "work"—building housing, gathering and storing food, attracting a mate, and protecting their young. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 25, 2011

"This appealing work stands as both a portrait of two unconventional women and a celebration of the possibilities of arts patronage. (author/illustrator's note, bibliography, sources) (Biography. 10-14)"
An affectionate, lively examination of the reciprocal relationship between a great artist and two great art lovers. Read full book review >

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ETTA AND OTTO AND RUSSELL AND JAMES by Emma Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A masterful near homage to Pilgrim's Progress: souls redeemed through struggle."
Hooper's debut is a novel of memory and longing and desires too long denied. Read full book review >

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ETTA MAE'S WORST BAD-LUCK DAY by Ann B. Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Much of the same Southern-fried slapstick from Ross; only for fans of the series."
In the 16th installment of the Abbotsville novels, Miss Julia steps to the margins so sexy Etta Mae Wiggins, collector of Barbies and lover of men, can enter the spotlight. Read full book review >