Search Results: "Kate Hovey"


BOOK REVIEW

VOICES OF THE TROJAN WAR by Kate Hovey
POETRY
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"With this and her previous Arachne Speaks (p. 84) and Ancient Voices (2001), Hovey offers a fresh and elegant take on the old stories for young readers. (bibliography) (Fiction. 9+)"
The classic tale of the Trojan War—about gods and men and fate—is here in full splendor. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT VOICES by Kate Hovey
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2004

"Despite long endnotes, readers already familiar with the Greek and Roman pantheons will be in the best position to by moved, amused, and captivated by this gallery of powerful figures expressing powerful, but also very human, feelings. (Poetry. 12+)"
Hovey follows up Arachne Speaks (2001) with nearly two dozen equally strong, expressionistic poems, introducing Olympians and other immortals either in their own voices, or through the eyes of Ganymede, their once-mortal cupbearer. Read full book review >

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ARACHNE SPEAKS by Kate Hovey
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A powerful, disturbing debut for Hovey. (Picture book/folktale. 11+)"
Both principals narrate this tempestuous, erratically rhymed version of the classic story of the battle between Arachne (in black text) and Athena (in red). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MY SKIN by Brittney Griner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Though averagely written, Griner delivers an important message, particularly for young adults, about embracing your uniqueness."
The growing pains of a gay student athlete. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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AUNT ISABEL MAKES TROUBLE by Kate Duke
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Mice and princesses are a tried-and-true winning combination, and readers of the first book as well as fans of Angelina Ballerina will not be disappointed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From the creator of endearing guinea pigs comes the second sweet book about mice heroines and cockroach villains. Read full book review >