Search Results: "Jennifer Keats Curtis"


BOOK REVIEW

RAPTOR CENTERS by Jennifer Keats Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"Future animal helpers of all sorts will be en-raptor-ed. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This new Animal Helpers book considers raptors that have been injured or need help and the people and centers that care for them. Read full book review >

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SANCTUARIES by Jennifer Keats Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"Part of an ongoing series about animal care that began with Wildlife Rehabilitators (2012), this title fills a niche but doesn't excite. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
What happens to a wild animal too badly injured or too acclimated to humans to be returned to the wild? Read full book review >

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SEAHORSES by Jennifer Keats Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A very handsome, fundamental introduction to a fish that captures the attention, imagination and heart. (glossary, author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A lovely, gentle examination of this most charming and fascinating of sea creatures. Read full book review >

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TURTLES IN MY SANDBOX by Jennifer Keats Curtis
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 10, 2006

"Sure to spark an interest in these amazing creatures, and to increase participation in Maryland's turtle project. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
When a diamondback terrapin mistakes Maggie's sandbox for the nearby beach, Maggie is treated to nine months of caring for and watching the eggs and young hatchlings. Read full book review >

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THE LUCKY LITTER by Jennifer Keats Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"A sweet read-aloud and useful resource for classroom animal studies, especially regarding endangered habitats. (learning activities) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Wolf pups get a second chance at life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEATS by Andrew Motion
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Far from burying Keats in a doorstop-biography tomb, Motion has embodied him in a book that is itself vehemently enjoyable. (b&w illustrations)"
Whether illuminating Keats's famous lines or unearthing long-occluded facts about the most ill-starred of English Romantic poets, this superb biographical study displays an unusually sensitive erudition. Read full book review >

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MOONLIGHT CRAB COUNT by Neeti Bathala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2017

"A useful introduction to citizen science. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
On a late spring night under a full moon, Leena, her mother, and her dog count horseshoe crabs on an island beach. Read full book review >

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JOHN KEATS by Nicholas Roe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Roe's biography acutely displays the intensity, anguish and triumph of a great life for whom the clock was always ticking."
Roe (English/Univ. of St. Andrews; Fiery Heart: The First Life of Leigh Hunt, 2005, etc.) delivers a tightly focused and highly useful biography of the great English Romantic. Read full book review >

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TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

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POSTHUMOUS KEATS by Stanley Plumly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"A work animated by deep affection and informed by sturdy scholarship."
A gentle, concentric chronology of the English poet's life, pausing occasionally for close—sometimes too close—discussions of poems and individual lines. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, CURTIS by Kevin Henkes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Pair this with Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Griggs' Work (1989) for another fond look at one person's impact on a community. (Picture book. 3+)"
A charming book that evokes the best of a community and celebrates one special letter carrier named Curtis. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"With visuals as original and euphoric as the day they were created, and a narrative that is poignant but never pitying, straightforward without being dry, this is a grand work, for all collections. (Nonfiction/biography. 8-12)"
Based on "conversations with him and on autobiographical essays," Engel and Freedman reconstruct the key scenes of Jack Ezra Katz's childhood and adult years, from his first inking of a tabletop through his discovery of news clippings about his art in his deceased father's wallet, to his success selling art in Paris, to his joyful creation of children's books. Read full book review >