Search Results: "Kate Bernheimer"


BOOK REVIEW

KATE by William J. Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A sprawling salute to an awe-inspiring, world-class actor."
Film biographer/historian Mann (Edge of Midnight, 2005, etc.) considers the vibrant life of a 20th-century icon with encyclopedic scrutiny and a pinch of whimsy. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY BOOK by Kate Bernheimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A lovely story in its own right, this picture book may make readers clamor for the story within the story about the little fairy living under her toadstool. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Subtle personification imbues the titular lonely book with longing for a child to read its story. Read full book review >

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HORSE, FLOWER, BIRD by Kate Bernheimer
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Eight strange, quietly unhinged narratives by an author who reinvents the fairy tale with her postmodern approach."
A collection of quirky, twisted fairy tales for adults touching on loneliness, alienation and male domination; among the author's previous projects is the children's book The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum (2008). Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE CASTLE INSIDE THE MUSEUM by Kate Bernheimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"A bit of a mystical allegory, but also an invitation too good to decline for the fairy-tale lovers among us. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The princess-like girl of the title is lonely within her idyllic, sequestered world until she is visited by children, either in dreams or in reality. Read full book review >

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KATE & PIPPIN by Martin Springett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Again, awwww. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The true story, captured in intimate photos, of an old Great Dane and an abandoned fawn. Awwww. Read full book review >

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KATE CULHANE by Michael Hague
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Spectral figures, Gothic hues, and Rackham-esque lines are used very effectively in the watercolor pictures, which are fully as scary as the text. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 9-12)"
A shivery ghost story from Ireland that will surely appeal to lovers of the macabre. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN KATE by Carolyn Reeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The real strength of the novel, however, is in the depiction of the complex, tangled relationship that forms between Kate and Seth, and the emotional growth they experience as they struggle to reconcile their feelings about sharing a new family. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Setting her story in the third year of the Civil War, Reeder (Foster's War, p. 61, etc.) writes of a young girl who takes it upon herself to pilot the family's canal boat 184 miles from Cumberland, Maryland to Georgetown. Read full book review >

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KATE SHELLEY by Robert D. San Souci
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A fine alternative to Margaret Wetterer's stiffer, simpler (but no less dramatic) Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express (1990). (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-11)"
The gripping, true story of a 15-year-old Iowan who ventured out into a wild storm to give warning of a wrecked railroad bridge. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO WOULDN'T BRUSH HER HAIR by Kate Bernheimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Imaginative fun for all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When an imaginative, stubborn little girl refuses to brush her hair, strange consequences ensue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

His Kate by Sue Krawitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A romance with a believable premise, but its unsympathetic protagonist makes it fall flat."
Krawitz's debut novel, set squarely in Nicholas Sparks-style territory, offers a romance between a computer programmer and a public relations executive. Read full book review >

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CONVERTING KATE by Beckie Weinheimer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"Richly multilayered characters, portrayed with empathy, make this debut novel a strong addition to a growing body of works about adolescents seeking to reconcile the cohesive faith of childhood with the fractured religious diversity of the adult world. (Fiction. 12+)"
After her estranged father's death, Kate, 15, moves to Maine with her mother, a member of a small, ingrown Christian sect. Read full book review >