Search Results: "Judith Kitchen"


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HALF IN SHADE by Judith Kitchen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"Elegantly written and intermittently perceptive, though slightly self-indulgent in form and tone."
Essayist/novelist Kitchen (The House on Eccles Road, 2002, etc.) muses on memory, history and illness while rummaging through family photos. Read full book review >

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DISTANCE AND DIRECTION by Judith Kitchen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"'Some books are better than others,' she declares. This is one of the former."
Thirty-two essays on the subjects of time and place—some somewhat discursive, others lyrical, all as brief as a sigh. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON ECCLES ROAD by Judith Kitchen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"It takes chutzpah to attempt a story like this, but in this case, poet and essayist Kitchen (Distance and Direction, 2001, etc.) succeeds wonderfully."
A rich and compelling rip-off of Joyce's Ulysses, in which the June day in the life of Molly Bluhm is recorded in all its ambivalent splendor. Read full book review >

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BRIEF ENCOUNTERS by Judith Kitchen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 9, 2025

"A vibrant and expansive anthology."
Two distinguished writers/editors gather together flash nonfiction essays from both established and emerging writers. Read full book review >

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PIG IN A BARROW by Bert Kitchen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"For admirers of Kitchens's splendid Animal Alphabet (1984), a disappointment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As in Gorilla, Chinchilla (1990), some rather inane verse (``The hen in a bucket/Watches her chick,/Who's learning to balance—/A difficult trick'') serves to caption some odd pairings, in this case of animals and their containers. Read full book review >

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WHEN HUNGER CALLS by Bert Kitchen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"He just portrays animals doing what they do to survive, and he does it in elegant detail. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
In his third book on animal behavior, author/illustrator Kitchen (Somewhere Today, 1992, etc.) highlights the eating habits of 12 animal predators. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE TODAY by Bert Kitchen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Not for reference, but to use as a reminder of creation's beauty, and for simple enjoyment of the art. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
The creator of the outstandingly elegant Animal Alphabet (1984) presents 12 beautifully composed, exquisitely detailed full-page portraits of animals in action: a sea otter floating on its back cracking mollusks; an archerfish squirting down a ladybug; a pair of eagles, talons linked, dramatically plummeting in their courtship ritual; a pair of handsome blue dung beetles at work; a golden dormouse curled peacefully in golden dry grass. Read full book review >

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TENREC'S TWIGS by Bert Kitchen
Released: March 15, 1989

Kitchen (Animal Alphabet, Animal Numbers) is a master of finely detailed, beautifully composed portraits of animals; the African animals here are delineated in his usual impeccable style. Read full book review >

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AND SO THEY BUILD by Bert Kitchen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

An artist known for his elegant sense of design and meticulous paintings (Animal Alphabet, 1984, ALA Notable) depicts 12 animal-built structures: Australia's mallee fowl make self- warming nests of composting vegetable matter covered with sand, controlling the temperature until their eggs hatch; Africa's Cubeterme termites build columns of soil, riddled with chambers for different functions and topped with an umbrella-like cap to ``divert torrential rain''; a pregnant harvest mouse weaves a nest of still-rooted grasses, so that the nest continues to rise to greater safety. Read full book review >

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THE FROG by Sally Tagholm
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2000

"These are handsome, informative, inexpensive titles with outstanding illustrations. (frog facts, Web sites and organizations for more information, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Seldom has a common frog looked so regal, outside of a fairy tale, as in this gloriously illustrated life cycle. Read full book review >