Search Results: "Katharine Dodge"


BOOK REVIEW

SWEET DREAMS OF THE WILD by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

Dotlich's debut, subtitled ``Poems for Bedtime,'' is sure to give any preschooler sweet dreams. Read full book review >

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LET’S COUNT THE PUPPIES by Katharine Kunhardt
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"The crowded counting arena offers more successful choices from a pedagogical standpoint, but lab lovers may consider this a sweet treat. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Plump Labrador retriever puppies are the starring characters in this counting book with a determinedly cheery text and photographs of the appealing dogs from a single puppy waving a paw up to 12 pups posed on a bench. Read full book review >

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AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES by Katharine Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"A solid, basic overview. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Introducing herpetology. Read full book review >

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THE RED WYVERN by Katharine Kerr
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 10, 1997

"More of the usual."
First of a series within a series: Although set within Kerr's existing Celtic fantasy world of Deverry (A Time of Omens, 1992, etc.), this one kicks off a new set of characters and doings. Read full book review >

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OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"A promising debut."
An intelligent first novel, already excerpted in the New Yorker, that admirably avoids melodrama but sometimes tries too hard to be witty as it wrestles with the darkness beneath its glossy surface. Read full book review >

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A TIME OF EXILE by Katharine Kerr
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Standard, undemanding fare for series fans."
From a tangled tale of magic, reincarnation, predestination, and vengeance (Daggerspell), Kerr's saga has mutated into fairly straightforward Celtic fantasy (cf. Read full book review >

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THE FISH LADDER by Katharine Norbury
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A beautifully written book about a journey through wild places in the landscape and the heart."
British writer Norbury's debut memoir takes readers on vigorous walks through lochs, rivers, and soggy marshes in Scotland, England, and Wales. Read full book review >

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SEDITION by Katharine Grant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"'Girls shouldn't be puppets,' asserts this cleverly seductive romp, which conceals, beneath its witty surface, some very dark comments on fathers and daughters."
The grooming of five young Englishwomen for the marriage market goes wildly off the rails in a debut that, although Austen-ish in outline, takes some surprisingly saucy turns. Read full book review >

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Salvation by Katharine English
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"A devastating and intelligently told story of siblings searching for answers that reveals how a family can be torn apart by history, intolerance, and abuse."
A family court judge struggles to come to terms with her tumultuous childhood. Read full book review >

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1/5/2010 by Katharine Boling
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Easy to read, thanks to the concise text, short chapters, large print, and wide leading. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
In a braided narrative about twin girls told in two first-person voices, Pauline and Arlene, 10, have an angry relationship. Read full book review >

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THE BRISTLING WOOD by Katharine Kerr
Released: March 23, 1989

Third in the—series?—after Daggerspell (1986) and Darkspell (1988), which started life as the story of the immortal sorcerer Nevyn's age-old, unceasing labors to right ancient wrongs and fulfill his sworn oath. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANTS CALLING by Katharine Payne
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1992

"An appealing firsthand account that makes a strong plea for preservation. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
In a vivid first-person narrative in the ``Face To Face With Science'' series, a biologist describes the African elephants she has observed in Kenya, Namibia, and Zimbabwe, with handsome color photos showing close-ups of elephants eating, sleeping, nursing, fighting, and taking mud baths. Read full book review >