Search Results: "Kate Blaise"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"An earnest tribute to unsung heroes."
Memorable account of the Iraq war as experienced by an Army captain and her husband, a helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"An interesting historical footnote that can be bypassed without severe costs. (b&w photos)"
A detailed and unnecessary look at a failed assassination. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2001

"Fleming's contributions to history are too often lost in such minutiae, and only the most dogged reader is likely to reach the story's end."
A middling entry in the run of recent books on calendars, meridians, and like inventions. Read full book review >

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I HAD A FATHER by Clark Blaise
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"A compelling and unflaggingly intelligent autobiography from the author of two novels and four books of stories (including A North American Education), now director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa."
A personal memoir that for honesty, interest, and the steadiness of its inner searching equals the very best of its kind, bringing to mind, for example, books like Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation. Read full book review >

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HOLLYWOOD by Blaise Cendrars
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A curious period piece. (1 b&w photo, not seen; 29 b&w line drawings)"
French modernist Cendrars (18871961) provides a fitfully amusing account of the American movie industry circa 1936. Read full book review >

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AVIARY WONDERS INC. by Kate Samworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"For children and their bird-watching parents, who will appreciate the clever premise and the message of admiration. (Picture book. 10 & up)"
A catalog of bird parts and instructions for making your own in a sadly possible future in which living birds have nearly disappeared. Read full book review >

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READY FOR PUMPKINS by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"As Herky says, '…you can't stay sad for long when you have had a garden'—nor when you have read about Herky and his first gardening experience. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Herky (short for Hercules) is one lucky guinea pig—perhaps the only one with his own garden. Read full book review >

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POEMS IN BLACK AND WHITE by Kate Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Worthwhile overall, with glimmers of brilliance; an artist to watch. (note on illustrations) (Poetry. 6-12)"
Miller pairs lovely images with monotypes in different hues, including inky black and cool white. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF PIP AND SQUEAK by Kate Duke
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A mix of watercolors and acrylics create a playful, lively environment for the reader to enjoy while learning about compromise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Duke offers a gentle lesson starring two brothers, Pip and Squeak. Read full book review >

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TURTLE AND SNAKE’S SPOOKY HALLOWEEN by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Spohn delightfully captures all the innocent fun of this holiday for youngsters and a couple of recipes are included for little ones eager to throw their own soirées. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pals Snake and Turtle decide to host a Halloween fête in this latest installment in Spohn's popular early reader series (Turtle and Snake Fix It, p. 110, etc.). Read full book review >

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TURTLE AND SNAKE AT WORK by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"It's a good discussion starter on the theme of work, and children will chuckle over Snake's 'no hands' pizza technique. (Picture book. 4-6)"
paper 0-14-130270-4 In this breezy entry in the Easy-to-Read series, Turtle and Snake rise from their different beds and go to work, the former as a crossing guard, the latter in a pizza parlor. Read full book review >

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TURTLE AND SNAKE AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A pleasant holiday confection, frosted with humorous touches. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Next-door neighbors Turtle and Snake (Turtle and Snake at Work, 1999, etc.) bundle up to go shopping for a tree—but as one (guess which) likes tall, skinny ones, and the other prefers them short and wide, the two leave the tree farm empty-handed (figuratively speaking). Read full book review >