Search Results: "Kate Petty"


BOOK REVIEW

PETTY by Warren Zanes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Though it attests to the artist's singularity, this incisive, illuminating biography also serves as an elegy to one of the golden eras of the classic rock band—of the days when 'a band was everything, a shield and a shelter.'"
A biography of a reticent musician that will allow even his biggest fans to see him with fresh eyes and hear him with fresh ears. 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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PETTY TREASON by Madeleine E. Robins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Robins (Point of Honour, not reviewed) provides good period detail but flimsy character development and only a half-hearted attempt at a locked-room puzzle."
During England's Regency period, a fallen woman becomes a private inquiry agent. Read full book review >

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PETTY CRIMES by Gary Soto
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"He deftly brings to light relationships and their complications among family, peers, and elders in a well-crafted collection that's lively, absorbing, and meaningful. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In ten short stories, Soto (Buried Onions, 1997, etc.) presents a kaleidoscope of Mexican-American adolescents and the bullies they confront—bullies ranging from tough, menacing teens to life's unavoidable truths. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Sure, the plot could stand some pruning, but DeAngelis (Mary Modern, 2007) cleverly conjures up a parallel—and fun!—supernatural world within our own, making Eve a memorable, imperfect heroine."
Elderly witch who uses her powers to seduce young men falls hard for a chap who bears an uncanny resemblance to a long-lost love. 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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EARTHLY TREASURES by Kate Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2009

"More a delight for busy-fingered browsers than anything else, this'll keep that certain kind of child quiet for a long time. (Informational pop-up. 5-12)"
From the same team behind such novelty classics as The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book (1996) comes this exploration of rocks and minerals. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT POP-UP PUNCTUATION BOOK by Kate Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Young writers and collectors of pop-up volumes will also be intrigued. (Nonfiction pop-up. 6-10)"
This unusual approach to explaining punctuation uses pop-up scenes, flaps, tabs and other features of paper engineering to bring some pizzazz to an often dull subject. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING POP-UP GRAMMAR BOOK by Jennie Maizels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This hyperactive grammatical playground is not a tool for teaching neophytes, but will work best with those who already have a basic knowledge of language rules. (Pop-up. 7-10)"
The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book ($16.99; Oct. 1996; 16 pp.; 0-525-45580-9): If diagramming sentences sends many readers to the land of nod, this pop-up, pull-out book on grammar will hit them like a jolt of caffeine. Read full book review >