Search Results: "Kate Milford"


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GREENGLASS HOUSE by Kate Milford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"An abundantly diverting mystery seasoned with mild fantasy and just a little steampunk. (Mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
When his parents' hotel fills up with a variety of unexpected guests just days before Christmas, Milo is caught up in mysterious goings-on. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Readers will be captivated. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
Two teens race against time to thwart the forces of evil in this prequel to The Boneshaker (2010). Read full book review >

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THE BONESHAKER by Kate Milford
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The tension built into the solidly constructed plot is complemented by themes that explore the literal and metaphorical role of crossroads and that thin line between good and evil. (Historical fantasy. 10 & up)"
In 1913 Arcane, Mo., 13-year-old Natalie Minks loves mechanical things, and her father's bicycle-repair shop is the perfect place to tinker. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS OF GREENGLASS HOUSE by Kate Milford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A brainy, satisfying assemblage of puzzles with an immensely likable protagonist. (Mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
Winter in the inn above the River Skidwrack finds Milo and his parents hosting several guests who are not what they seem—and a mystery to be solved. Read full book review >

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THE <i>LEFT-HANDED FATE</i> by Kate Milford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Rich and strange of place and premise; suspenseful and thought-provoking. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
An ancient inscription and a handful of inscrutable artifacts plunge three young people into both the War of 1812 and a much larger, older conflict. Read full book review >

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SAVAGE BEAUTY by Nancy Milford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"An essential biography of a unique and important poet—written with lush detail and delicious language, and displaying enormous care, craft, and compassion. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
After 30 years, Milford (Zelda, 1970) returns with another definitive biography of another significant literary figure. Read full book review >

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RACE AND HUMAN EVOLUTION by Milford Wolpoff
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Readers can rest assured that the last word has not been heard."
If science thrives on controversy, then this study is surely the latest blow from the ``multiregional evolutionary hypothesis'' corner, duking it out with the Out-of-Africa champions. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1989

An eyebrow-raising work of social history that examines how America's soldiers have been treated after each of this country's ten wars. 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 >