Search Results: "Kate Feiffer"


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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NO GO SLEEP! by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"A clever, funny addition to the bedtime-book shelf. (Picture book 2-5)"
Father and daughter Feiffers deliver a bedtime book underscoring the notion that sometimes only pure exhaustion will lull a baby to sleep. Read full book review >

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MY SIDE OF THE CAR by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Utterly charming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An endearing father-daughter episode based on family history. Read full book review >

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WHICH PUPPY? by Kate Feiffer
ANIMALS
Released: April 7, 2009

"Except for one fabulous image of the Basset in mid-howl, this is forgettable. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Opening with then-President-Elect Obama's acceptance-speech promise to his daughters that they "have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House," Feiffers daughter and father present a look at the behind-the-scenes shenanigans as all sorts of canine (and feline and rodent and reptilian…) candidates vie for the position. Read full book review >

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HENRY THE DOG WITH NO TAIL by Kate Feiffer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"A handsome enough effort, but nothing special. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All Henry the dog wants is a tail—like Grady, who has a tail "like a baseball bat," or Pip, who can tie her tail into a bow, or Larry, whose tail sticks straight up. Read full book review >

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SIGNED BY: ZELDA by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A quick and steady story for readers who like some substance to their mystery but are not quite ready for the complexity of Blue Balliett. (author's note) (Mystery. 8-12)"
In a New York City apartment building, two lonely children, a pie-baking grandmother and a talking pigeon connect in this gratifying mystery. Read full book review >

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MY MOM IS TRYING TO RUIN MY LIFE by Kate Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"A comical rebuttal to a familiar childhood lament. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl recites a litany of offenses inflicted by her parents. 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 PROBLEM WITH THE PUDDLES by Kate Feiffer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Tusa's charming illustrations can't rescue this ill-conceived venture. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Two children and their fractious parents head from their vacation home to the city and accidentally leave their two dogs behind. Read full book review >