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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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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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 >

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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

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

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >