Search Results: "Katharine McEwen"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAR HUG by Katharine McEwen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Romantic and attractive but ultimately unsatisfying. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A childlike version of a bear's life story. Read full book review >

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SEND FOR A SUPERHERO! by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Although this approach has been used before, rarely has it been executed with such hilarious results. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An over-the-top comic-book adventure within a bedtime story aims for laughs. Read full book review >

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WHERE’S MY DARLING DAUGHTER? by Mij Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Nifty fodder for the predictable and patterned books collection. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Poor, distracted Papa Bombola is distressed looking for his missing "darling daughter." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COWS IN THE KITCHEN by June Crebbin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Zany animal antics fill McEwan's illustrations to bursting; the twist is that the next time Tom Farmer falls asleep the animals tiptoe up to him before they raise a ruckus all over again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Livestock's great out on the range, but when there are cows in the kitchen, sheep on the sofa, and hens on the hatstand, Crebbin warns, look out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I KNOW HOW WE FIGHT GERMS by Kate Rowan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"It's a lively and inviting introduction to colds and germs—and science—for the sniffle-prone picture-book set. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The Sam's Science series (see Maynard, above) introduces Sam, who has a cold, and who sneezes; his mother explains why he should catch his sneeze in a tissue—a germ from a sneeze can spread up to ten yards, "as far as three elephants standing in a line." Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN WHO SMELLED A RAT by Allan Ahlberg
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A rare treat for new readers. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Madcap, zany adventures follow the Gaskitt family in these 16 chapters of fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Calculatingly inspirational while avoiding treacle."
An analysis of key factors and events in Graham's remarkable transition from acquiescent wife and mother to stalwart CEO of the Washington Post. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATHARINE HEPBURN by James Robert Parish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Parish regards Hepburn more objectively than most of her other biographers, but he comes up with little that is definitive or new—perhaps because of the dearth and deaths of primary sources to document her (sex) life."
To the often-told stories of Hepburn's life, this latest biography promises to add the untold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATHARINE HEPBURN by Barbara Leaming
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"The Ford gossip is news, but better than the psychobabble about Kate is the inspiring story of her mother, a strong, complex heroine if ever there was one. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A psycho-bio of the actress and her mother that begins as riveting melodrama and turns into talk-show buffalo chips. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVISIBLE RIVER by Helena McEwen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Banality and radiance combine oddly in a novel that achieves immediacy but risks claustrophobia."
The naïvely voiced, impressionistic tale of a young English art student's painful acquisition of wisdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >