Search Results: "Kass Morgan"


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DAY 21 by Kass Morgan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 25, 2014

"A logic-light, romance-heavy novel that evidently has no aspirations beyond accompanying the CW series. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
The 100 teenage convicts sent to recolonize Earth (a need more pressing than they know) in The 100 (2013) discover just how inhabited the planet really is.Read full book review >

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THE 100  by Kass Morgan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Perhaps the television incarnation will have some life. (Dystopian adventure. 15 & up)"
One hundred teen convicts may be the only hope of the human race. Read full book review >

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HAMSTERS HOLDING HANDS by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"With visuals that far exceed the text in interest, this count-up is one disjointed trip. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
One lone hamster welcomes nine friends to join in on the fun in this offbeat romp. Read full book review >

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HAMSTERS ON THE GO by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A very cute but not so simple offering for tots. (Board book. 2-3)"
Reich's hamsters return (Up Hamster, Down Hamster, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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UP HAMSTER, DOWN HAMSTER by Kass Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"For a genuinely engaging hamster adventure (for slightly older children), pick up Peggy Rathman's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998)—an exact opposite of this weak offering. (Board book. 2-4)"
Hamsters demonstrate opposites in this new board book. Read full book review >

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REAL TIME by Pnina Moed Kass
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 18, 2004

"If readers are looking for a balanced exploration of occupation and land-ownership issues, they must go elsewhere; but for a riveting mix of real-world terrorism with mostly deep and sometimes tender characterizations, Kass is spot-on. (Fiction. YA)"
A tense and heartbreaking day unfolds in contemporary Israel as readers view a suicide bombing through a complex kaleidoscope of perspectives. Read full book review >

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THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM by Leon R. Kass
NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2003

"Mix Harold Bloom with Stephen Jay Gould, and you'll get something like Kass. A wonderfully intelligent reading of Genesis—and surely worthy of sequels, a fat volume for each branch of the Pentateuch."
A learned and fluent, delightfully overstuffed stroll through the Gates of Eden. Read full book review >

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C. MORGAN BABST
by Megan Labrise

New Orleans native C. Morgan Babst evacuated one day before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Three post-apocalyptic images never left her: a grim waterline, pervasive gray mud, and spray-paint X-codes tattooed by rescue crews—declaring how many saved, how many dead in every building. These visions haunt her eloquent, elegiac debut novel, The Floating World.

“I couldn’t not write this book ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 1994

"An agreeable repast, one that will ethically inform even those ill-mannered readers who prefer to help themselves buffet-style rather than wait for the various courses of the argument to be served."
Doctor-turned-teacher Kass (Committee on Social Thought/Univ. of Chicago) serves up a stimulating treatise on the anthropology and ethics of eating. Read full book review >

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DRAGON PIZZERIA by Mary Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2008

"This playful addition to any fairy-tale collection will be a hit in storytimes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two dragons in Fairy Tale Land decide to open a pizza shop. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN'S BUGS by Mary Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"With its delicate grounding in the real behavior of its humanized animals, this is a charming Beatrix Potter descendant, a perfect stepping stone to Potter's more demanding texts. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A small, sweet book that describes, with disarming simplicity, a little porcupine's adventures on a walk with his mama, a motherly animal person who much resembles Mrs. Tiggy Winkle. Read full book review >

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THE FLYING EMU by Sally Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Glossary. (Folklore. 5-12)"
Dedicated by the aboriginal author to ``all the naughty children in the world,'' 20 lively original stories replete with the mythic stuff of wonder tales—magic, transformation, resurrection, eating alive, disgorging, and other comically earthy workings of the digestive tract—all recounted in an engaging colloquial style. Read full book review >