Search Results: "Katelyn Sinclair"


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Spooky Things by Katelyn Sinclair
Released: Aug. 30, 2015

"There are plenty of Halloween titles out there, but for families looking to read a no-scare celebration of the season, Sinclair's comfortable rhymes and kooky pictures are an excellent choice."
Sinclair's (The Three Little Pigs, 2014) charmingly child-friendly rhyming ode hails spooky (but never scary) monsters.Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: July 4, 2011

"A well-known Grimm's fairy tale is given a playful new interpretation through rhyming couplets and appealing word pictures in this charming read-aloud, read-along book for ages 5 to 9."
In her children's picture book, Sinclair turns a Brothers Grimm classic about a frog and a princess into playful poetry that begs to be read aloud. Read full book review >

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The Tortoise & the Hare by Katelyn Sinclair
Released: May 2, 2016

"A well-crafted, charming read-aloud version of a famous tale about the importance of perseverance."
A retelling of Aesop's animal fable that features unusual rhythms. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Katelyn Sinclair
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Amusing, well-crafted rhyme and meter make this a bouncy, fun take on a familiar story."
The famous fairy tale gets a fresh outing in verse in this illustrated children's book for young readers. Read full book review >

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IMMACULATE by Katelyn Detweiler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 26, 2015

"Detweiler's ambitious debut takes an intriguing premise and executes it well. (Fiction. 14-18)"
There's nothing like being a pregnant virgin to ruin your senior year of high school. Read full book review >

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TRANSCENDENT by Katelyn Detweiler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A fascinating answer to the '…but then what?' that lingers at the end of Immaculate. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Detweiler (Immaculate, 2015) returns to explore the premise of another miracle incarnate (like mother, like daughter). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2012

"Loquacious, raving and madly provocative."
The nimble London-based author offers a loose-limbed set of disgruntled observations on the massively disruptive development that became the 2012 Olympic Village. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Sinclair's eccentric style works best when taken in small doses—and with the supplement of a map. (8 pages color illustrations, not seen)"
Walking tour of the neighborhoods and communities that border London's M25 highway: amusing and evocative, but bewildering to those not familiar with the territory. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF LANNY BUDD by Upton Sinclair
Released: April 20, 1953

"But somehow, the plot seems synthetic, the development contrived, and the injection of modern socialism and a new approach to the peace movement arbitrary."
Let's put the cards on the table and confess that it was with something of relief that I accepted O Shepherd, Speak! as the end of Lanny Budd, and that his "return" was unwelcome news. Read full book review >

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THE GNOMOBILE by Upton Sinclair
Released: Sept. 8, 1936

"It's the kind of spoofing adults like better than children."
A fairy tale, with a mildly apparent lesson in tree conservation. Read full book review >

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CO-OP by Upton Sinclair
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1936

"Political views color the story and emotional phases are inevitable, though the emphasis is on reasoning rather than on party and the line is sharply drawn between socialism and communism."
This story does not follow exactly the thread indicated by the title. Read full book review >