Search Results: "Kate Klise"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Children will likely be captivated by both the story and Ella Kate's quiet and direct voice. (Picture book/biography. 5- 9)"
Ella Kate Ewing had gigantism, a glandular disorder that gave her an adult height of 8 feet 4 inches and size 24 feet. Read full book review >

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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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DELIVER US FROM NORMAL by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Nothing 'normal' here. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Klise, better known for oddball mysteries, goes here for a more character-driven family story, narrated by an 11-year-old middle child edging toward serious depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1999

"A real treat, ideal for having on hand for camp care packages. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Anyone who has been to summer camp will delight in this wild spoof of camp life told entirely in letters, memos, and whimsical illustrations, in a format similar to the Klises' Regarding the Fountain (1998). Read full book review >

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GROUNDED by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

In 12-year-old Daralynn's world of '60s TV dinners and Perry Mason, "B.C." marks the time before the small-plane crash that killed her father, brother and sister, and "A.D." is "After the Deaths." Read full book review >

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HOMESICK by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A gentle entry in the kid-in-a-quirky-small-town genre. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Beignet "Benny" Summer knows something's wrong with his father. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCUS GOES TO SEA by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"With this series, youngsters will find reading smooth sailing and look forward to future escapades. Next up: The circus tours Europe! (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
In the third installment of the endearing Three-Ring Rascals chapter books, Sir Sidney's circus brings cruise-ship entertainment to a new level, and Brambles' heart grows as large as an ocean. Read full book review >

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON! by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Most children will agree the book is 'smafunderful (smart + fun + wonderful).' (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
In this entertaining chapter book, the first in a series, readers meet kind Sir Sidney and the gentle performers and hands in his circus. But Sir Sidney is tired and leaves the circus under the management of new-hire Barnabas Brambles for a week. Read full book review >

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SHALL I KNIT YOU A HAT? by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Sarah Klise incorporates clever, whimsical details into her paintings, as well as striking contrasts between the dimly-lit interior of the rabbit house at night and the snow scenes, which glow with pale-blue light and swirling snowflakes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This joint effort by two sisters weaves the joy of making and giving gifts with the value of receiving them gracefully and gratefully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Florence and her intriguing attitude and art win over the class, Sam, and even the stuffy principal—how she does it is part of a tale overflowing with imagination and fun. (Fiction. 9-13)"
It starts off innocently enough, with principal Walter Russ asking artist Florence Waters to sell him a drinking fountain for the Dry Creek Middle School. Read full book review >

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FAR FROM NORMAL by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Readers will be pleased to see this simple, loving family weather the perils of almost comically exaggerated success to land on its feet. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Life takes the closely knit Harrisong clan, first introduced in Deliver Us From Normal (2005), about as far from "normal" as it's possible to get in this wild sequel set three years later. Read full book review >

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DYING TO MEET YOU by Kate Klise
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A quirky, comedic romp. (Fiction. 8-14)"
Plenty of fun lurks in this ghost-story comedy when a dried-up, unsociable writer, I.B. Grumply, rents an old house already occupied by Seymour Hope, an abandoned boy, and his best friend, Olive, an active and bossy lady ghost. Read full book review >