Search Results: "Kate Braestrup"


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HERE IF YOU NEED ME by Kate Braestrup
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A heartening book about applied theology by someone practicing her faith in a rough-and-tumble world."
The life-and-death experiences of the first female chaplain in the Maine Warden Service. Read full book review >

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ANCHOR AND FLARES by Kate Braestrup
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"Braestrup delivers another appealing, tenderhearted memoir braiding faith and family."
An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister comes to terms with a son joining the Marines. Read full book review >

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MARRIAGE AND OTHER ACTS OF CHARITY by Kate Braestrup
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2010

"Nonpreachy, a bit earthy and full of life and love."
Another volume of quietly humorous reflections from the first woman chaplain of the Maine Warden Service. Read full book review >

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MAGPIE'S TREASURE by Kate Slater
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The message is presented with a deft touch in this colorful and appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
When a burglar bird goes after the object of his dreams, he learns a valuable lesson. Read full book review >

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BY WORD OF MOUSE by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"An author's note reveals that the sisters are Dorothy and Gertrude Lathrop and that the author met them before they died—this slight homage is heartfelt, but alas, has no more substance than a sugar lace cookie. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Once upon a time, two sisters—artists—lived in a house by some woods. Read full book review >

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KITTEN'S NAP by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Spohn's illustrations are an intentionally naive set of images; she uses the thickness and opacity of the paint to convey the cuddly awkwardness of these young animals. (Board book. 1-3)"
A kitten tries and tries to take a cat nap but there are too many noisy interruptions; first a bee, then a chickadee. Read full book review >

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIG FOR CLUES by Kate Duke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 1997

"1398, etc.) ensures that this eye-opening field trip will inspire dirt diggers and treasure-seekers everywhere. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Readers will feel as if they're taking an active part in an archaeological dig in this informative entry in the Let's-Read-and- Find-Out Science series, reminiscent of Aliki's Digging for Dinosaurs and entries in the Magic School Bus series. Read full book review >

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NIGHT GOES BY by Kate Spohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"A sweetly unscientific answer to questions about what the sun and moon do when they're not in the sky. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Spohn (Broken Umbrellas, Macmillan, 1994, etc.) takes a simple observation—that night follows day—and spins a serenely happy fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PONY by Kate Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Instead of breaking bones, this warrior princess breaks the mold—and Beaton is in a class of her own. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A half-pint warrior princess wants a battle-ready horse for her birthday but instead receives a little farting pony—who brilliantly defies all expectation. Read full book review >

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DOG AND CAT SHAKE A LEG by Kate Spohn
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Beginning readers, who love stories about characters they already know, will hope that Cat and Dog return soon. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Spohn (Night Goes By, p. 476, etc.) introduces Dog and Cat in the four brief episodes that comprise this amiable entry in the Easy-to-Read series. ``Friends'' puts the two pals plus Goose and Mouse at a dance where they have a rollicking good time. Read full book review >

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AUNT ISABEL TELLS A GOOD ONE by Kate Duke
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"All in all: an entertaining production, with a light touch that saves it from preachiness; the playful introduction to the elements of fiction is especially intriguing, and should be invaluable to creative-writing programs for young children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's a lot going on here: a story within a story—Aunt Isabel, a bohemian-looking mouse, pauses in her artistic endeavors (her drawings and paintings are informally hung around her snug home) to tell little Penelope a spur-of-the-moment story explicitly designed to demonstrate the construction of a plot. Read full book review >

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BLINK LIKE AN OWL! by Kate Burns
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"A sturdily constructed set of adventures. (Lift-the-flap. 1-3)"
The scant five tableaux contained in this lift-the-flap book seem like a great deal more, due to the wealth of line work and the density of Burns's colors. Read full book review >