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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE WOMEN by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A novel of the old school: chockfull of know-it-all literary allusions and very hard not to like."
An Alcott-inspired, sweetly smug, old-fashioned third by Weber (Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, 1995, etc.) about three likable sisters who reject their perfect parents after a moral slipup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNARE by Katharine Kerr
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Solid SF adventure with a reasonable quota of interesting ideas for readers to chew on."
In this hefty tome, Kerr (The Shimmering Door, 1996) turns from Celtic-tinged fantasy to sweepingly far-future adventure on an alien world. Read full book review >

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THAT WATER, THOSE ROCKS by Katharine Haake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"A tortured story too self-contained to express itself: many rich and vivid elements that somehow add up to less than the sum of their parts."
A highly impressionistic memoir/novel offers a fictionalized history of the author's family and their northern California homeland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MADNESS OF LOVE by Katharine Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"As pretentious as its title suggests: an update that lacks energy despite all the 'madcap' confusion."
British author Davies debuts with a modern, slightly depressive take on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DUKE by Katharine Ashe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"This decidedly un-English Regency romance will win over historical fiction readers from all corners."
A devilish duke and a missionary's widow form an unlikely pair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >