Search Results: "Kate Saunders"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHIZZ POP CHOCOLATE SHOP by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"A whizz-pop chocolate romp. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
What do you get when you mix chocolate, magic, dyslexia and immortality? Plenty of zany intrigue, that's what. Read full book review >

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MAGICALAMITY by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Good fantasy fun, British style. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Tom Harding is a polite, innocent, blue-eyed English boy. Look again: He is also a demisprite (half fairy, half mortal) who must rescue his father from a 21st-century fairyland that is not "a pink, sugary kind of place." Read full book review >

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THE CURSE OF THE CHOCOLATE PHOENIX by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"It's official: more magical chocolate equals even more perceptive and magical fun for all. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Magical 11-year-old twins Lily and Oz Spoffard must stop an evil witch from the malicious use of time-traveling chocolate and talking animals in this sequel to The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop (2013).Read full book review >

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FIVE CHILDREN ON THE WESTERN FRONT by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Readers familiar with the classic will probably be dissatisfied with this vision of it; readers unfamiliar with it will be mystified. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Six characters from a classic work of light British fantasy are resurrected, then two of them are sent to the trenches of World War I. Read full book review >

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BACHELOR BOYS by Kate Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"London lovers and happy families unite in this satisfying and touching work."
Engaging, witty fare, Saunders's novel of matchmaking gone awry (think modern-day Emma) is smart fiction masquerading as a light summer read. Read full book review >

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BESWITCHED by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"A ripping English boarding-school story with a perceptive heroine and time-travel twist guaranteed to appeal to modern schoolgirls. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A spoiled, contemporary English schoolgirl travels back in time to 1935, where she must adjust to a different life style, make new friends and complete a mysterious task. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS OF WISHTIDE by Kate Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Without hitting readers over the head (as she does with many of her characters), Saunders (The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix, 2015, etc.) launches a well-written series with all the hallmarks of a classic British cozy."
Poking into a family matter on behalf of the family in question throws a novice investigator into more of an investigation than she bargained for. Read full book review >

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THE MARRYING GAME by Kate Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2003

"Whimsical and witty comedy of manners."
Four young unmarried sisters set out to capture husbands, thanks to British journalist Saunders (Night Shall Overtake Us<\I>, 1994). Read full book review >

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NIGHT SHALL OVERTAKE US by Kate Saunders
Released: May 23, 1994

"Saunders's heroines achieve orgasm and find true love somewhere near the armistice, or die trying. (First serial to Good Housekeeping)"
Four little women and how they toughed it through World War I: a lively romance so knowing, it's practically jaded—filled with torment, triumph, a panorama of blood and guts, and genitally specific sex. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE SECRET by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Certain elements—like the correspondence between the box and the kingdom of Eckwald—are rather confusingly explained, but the spry mix of action, friendship and good-besting-evil has undeniable appeal. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
This thickly plotted fantasy knits together familiar strands—a parallel world, adventure in a calamitous kingdom and an evil queen's machinations. Read full book review >

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SNOWTIME by Dave Saunders
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"The slight story lacks structure, but the energetically composed paintings of the ducks in the snow are vibrant and amusing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Dibble and Dabble, introduced in an eponymously titled book (1990), return in a second simple story. Read full book review >

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OLIVE MARSHMALLOW by Katie Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Well-done new sibling books are always welcome, and this one is as cozy as being swaddled. (Picture book.2-4)"
Another new-baby story joins the cribfull of titles told from the big-sibling angle. Read full book review >