Search Results: "Kate Klimo"


BOOK REVIEW

DAUGHTER OF THE CENTAURS by Kate Klimo
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Does not gallop apace. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
A primitive girl bonds with horses and centaurs in this tedious trilogy opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GATHERING OF WINGS by Kate Klimo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 28, 2013

"Another horse book with a trite dystopian twist. (cast of characters, glossary; unseen) (Dystopian fantasy. 12 & up)"
The last human must re-enter the wild in order to save her best friends in this meandering sequel in an unremarkable series (Daughter of the Centaurs, 2012). Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

GINGER by Kate Klimo
by Kate Klimo, illustrated by Tim Jessell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Assisted by Ginger's attractively gentle voice, pet lovers may be willing to overlook the sometimes heavy-handed narrative. (history of golden retriever breed, information on puppy mills, rescue groups, animal shelters, and how to choose a dog.) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ginger, a golden retriever, is the product of a brutal puppy mill, inauspicious beginnings that don't improve much. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWINKY THE DINKY DOG by Kate Klimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Kids will cheer as the little guy breaks free from mom's apron strings—go, Twinky! (Early reader. 5-8)"
A petite, pampered pooch learns how to run with the big dogs in this funny early reader that will resonate with any kids who might long for a less protected, more exciting environment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

TOGO by Kate Klimo
by Kate Klimo, illustrated by Tim Jessell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"An informative historical narrative with heart. (appendix.) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Affable sled dog Togo leads readers through his puppyhood, his racing career and "The Balto Business." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON AT THE NORTH POLE by Kate Klimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Fizzy and light series fare. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
It is Emmy the dragon's first Christmas, and she is determined to meet Santa Claus even if she must travel all the way to the North Pole to do it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON IN THE DRIVEWAY by Kate Klimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Young dragon enthusiasts may start with this adventure but will surely be eager for more. (Fantasy. 7-10)"