Search Results: "Jamie Cat Callan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Translates the joie de vivre into a language of life that is not so foreign."
A recipe for happiness with ingredients that you don't have to travel far to find. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAF by Annie Callan
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An intriguing first effort that ultimately disappoints. (Fiction. YA)"
Taf is on the run from her hardscrabble existence with her family in Idaho in this uneven account of a young girl's adolescence in the post-WWI West. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING ROTTEN IS IN THE STATE OF OREGON
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters

Cover Story: Not So Fancy Dress

BFF Charm: Platinum Edition

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Something Rotten Is In The State of Oregon

Bonus Factors: Shakespearean Retelling, Post-WWI History, Future Lawyer

Relationship Status: The Very Ecstasy Of Love

 

Cover Story: Not So Fancy Dress

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BOOK REVIEW

THE GUARDIAN TEAM by Cat Urbigkit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This snapshot of animal dynamics presents a rugged picture of one surprising friendship. (author's note, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual duo finds a sense of home and purpose on Urbigkit's Western ranch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATTLE KIDS by Cat Urbigkit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A serviceable complement to the many titles available on dairy farming. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
This visit to several beef-cattle ranches depicts children hard at work running machinery, helping the grown-up cowhands and, in one memorable photo, even assisting at a bovine birth. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2013

"Vintage photographs contribute to the authenticity of the atmospheric and nicely paced storytelling. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A bright young woman is caught between science and spiritualism in her quest to make sense of a world overcome with war and disease in 1918 California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORGOTTEN by Cat Patrick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 7, 2011

"Ultimately, it's a mess, but intense romance means some appeal. (Pseudo-paranormal romance/mystery. 12-16)"
Imagine forgetting yesterday but remembering tomorrow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARLEY, LIKE A PERSON by Cat Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2000

"An okay first novel, with a promise of better to come. (Fiction. YA)"
Living in a thoroughly dysfunctional family, with an alcoholic father and an enabling mother, Harley Columba feels and hopes that she is adopted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST AND THE FOUND by Cat Clarke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An intriguing story from start to finish. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Faith's big sister, Laurel, was kidnapped when Laurel was 6 and Faith was 4, and now, 13 years later, she has been found. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ISIS COLLAR by Cat Adams
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 13, 2012

"Bears all the hallmarks of a rush job—overcrowded, underpowered and noisy; still, series fans will keep reading."
Another outing for fearless, supernaturally powered professional bodyguard Celia Graves (Demon Song, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT THE DOG KNOWS by Cat Warren
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Warren writes with verve and provides rare insight into our working partnership with canines."
How adopting a German shepherd puppy turned out to be life-changing for Warren (Science Journalism/North Carolina State Univ.). Read full book review >