Search Results: "Katharine Quarmby"


BOOK REVIEW

NO PLACE TO CALL HOME by Katharine Quarmby
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Informative but flawed treatment of a vast, intriguing topic."
A journalist's occasionally overdone sociohistorical study of conflicts between the Gypsy community and settled communities in the U.K. Read full book review >

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FUSSY FREYA by Katharine Quarmby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Savory fare for fussy eaters. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Freya decides to become a finicky eater, it takes clever Grandma Clare to find a cure. Read full book review >

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YOKKI AND THE PARNO GRY by Richard O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A Romani story to share and treasure. (authors' note, glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy's dream gives his family hope. Read full book review >

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OSSIRI AND THE BALA MENGRO by Richard O'Neill
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A familiar theme told from a distinct cultural and oral tradition by a Romani storyteller from England. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eager to play like other Traveler musicians, a Romani girl constructs her own musical instrument from a willow branch and recycled objects and is surprised by the results. Read full book review >

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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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POLAR BEARS AND PENGUINS by Katharine Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A utilitarian, if not quite seamless, introduction to several natural history subjects, it will do till something more artful comes along. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A set of comparisons presents new and pre-readers with elementary pointers on both the poles and differences between animals. Read full book review >

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MAMMALS by Katharine Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2016

"Together with its companion, strong additions to a series sure to find its way to classroom and school libraries. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
Mammals—a perennial early-elementary topic—are presented in a new light in this latest entry in the Compare and Contrast series. Read full book review >

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DAYS OF BLOOD AND FIRE by Katharine Kerr
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"For series fans only."
Kerr's latest fantasy novel of the Westlands continues the story begun in A Time of Omens (1992). Read full book review >

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SECRETS by Katharine Marlowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 1992

"Froth gone flat under the weight of pretensions."
A woman learns to accept responsibility for herself—in a romantic fantasy that, like Marlowe's Heart's Desire (1991), takes itself too seriously. Read full book review >

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HUSH, LITTLE BABY by Katharine Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 19, 2006

"Slight but haunting."
An intensely focused lyrical riff on guilt and desire. Read full book review >

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PROUD MAN by Katharine Burdekin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Vastly more readable than other Burdekin reissues, with frequently devastating—and remarkably skillful—feminist analyses. (Be prepared, however, to grit your teeth when the author comes unstuck; her discussion of homosexuality, for instance, is utterly misguided.)"
A first US edition of another reprinted novel (this originally published in 1934) by Burdekin (1896-1963), who also wrote as ``Murray Constantine'' (Swastika Night, 1985; The End of This Day's business, 1989). Read full book review >

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I ADORED A LORD by Katharine Ashe
ROMANCE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Sparkling and witty, with tender romance and sizzling sensuality."
When Ravenna Caulfield is forced by her elder sister to attend a house party, she encounters mean girls, a murder mystery and maybe the man of her dreams. Read full book review >