Search Results: "Kate Ross"


BOOK REVIEW

CUT TO THE QUICK by Kate Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"Whodunit is only the climactic revelation in a tale that crackles with contemporary tension."
Cambridgeshire, 1824. Read full book review >

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A BROKEN VESSEL by Kate Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

Who was the anonymous damsel in distress who wrote the pleading letter streetwalker Sally Stokes inadvertently pinched from one of her three clients one evening? Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL IN MUSIC by Kate Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Not a crossover novel, despite its length, but an authentic triple-decker mystery for admirers of P.D. James. (Author tour)"

BOOK REVIEW

WHOM THE GODS LOVE by Kate Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite its ingenuity and its engaging cast, the most conventional of Julian's three adventures to date. (Author tour)"
Alexander Falkland was all things to all people: a devoted son to his titled father, with whom he enjoyed a richly philosophical correspondence on morality and the law; a loving husband to his wealthy wife, Belinda; a generous employer to his loyal servants; a charismatic friend to a wide circle of Regency society—a debtor whose principal creditor, for instance, just forgave him a debt of ú30,000. Read full book review >

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MUSICAL THEATER
by Leila Roy

Later this week, I’m headed to New York to finally, finally see Hamilton.

Which has me more than a little excited.

So, of course, it made me wonder: what’s out there for recent musical theater YA? It seems like something that we’d see a lot of, right? High potential for drama, because backstage shenanigans and close quarters and heightened emotion ...


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MARCH PICTURE BOOK ROUND-UP
by Julie Danielson

Last week, I wrote here at Kirkus about picture books that reflect the lives of children living in poverty. There’s really no segue from that to a picture book round-up, which is what I have this week – especially when the three books don’t really have a common theme, except that they’re all excellent choices for the youngest of readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FERGUS AND ZEKE by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Here's to more adventures for Fergus and Zeke! (Early reader 6-9)"
A class pet decides not to miss the class field trip to the Museum of Natural History. Read full book review >

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DRAT THAT CAT! by Tony  Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A must for any child with a cat in the family. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When it comes to mischief, no pet can top a pampered cat. Read full book review >

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BAD BABY by Ross MacDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A new and very funny take on a perennially relevant subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Jack, hero of Another Perfect Day (2002), is back, but something's missing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GERMS by Ross Collins
by Ross Collins, illustrated by Ross Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"The premise of a good-hearted chicken-pox germ that can choose to work against illness doesn't make sense and belies the implied science education, but well-designed pictures provide cartoony amusement for the snot-loving crowd. (fact file) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sweet, eagerly gross illustrations improve this tale that's unsure whether it wants to be partly educational or just goofy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY AND THE PRESENT by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Again, Ross's color-pencil art is humorous and appealing, though much of the delicate detail will be lost in group sharing. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Lily's new brother ``came into the world with nothing,'' and Lily would like to get something ``big and bright and beautiful'' to supplement his other, boring presents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY AND THE BEARS by Christine Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Children may enjoy comparing this to Where the Wild Things Are. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lily, not liking to be a child, dons a bear suit each morning—with manners to match, which her parents deplore but don't try to change. Read full book review >