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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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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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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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 >