Search Results: "Katherine Applegate"


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KATHERINE by Anchee Min
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Lyrical prose with a distinct Chinese flavor makes Min's first novel—and its times—even more poignant and resonant."
From the author of last year's Red Azalea—a highly praised memoir of growing up during the Cultural Revolution—comes a bittersweet story as much about love as about the malignant legacy of Maoist China. Read full book review >

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Katherine by Lorin Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2015

"Possesses the prerequisites for a solid mystery, but the protagonists are the true gems."
A psychiatrist and an attorney help a schizophrenic woman institutionalized for murder whose family seems suspiciously indifferent to her potential release in Hayes' debut thriller. Read full book review >

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HOME OF THE BRAVE by Katherine Applegate
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Despite its lackluster execution, this story's simple premise and basic vocabulary make it suitable for younger readers interested in the plight of war refugees. (Fiction. 9-11)"
From the author of the Animorphs series comes this earnest novel in verse about an orphaned Sudanese war refugee with a passion for cows, who has resettled in Minnesota with relatives. Read full book review >

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CRENSHAW by Katherine Applegate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Though the lessons weigh more heavily than in The One and Only Ivan, a potential disappointment to its fans, the story is nevertheless a somberly affecting one. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Applegate tackles homelessness in her first novel since 2013 Newbery winner The One and Only Ivan.Read full book review >

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SHARING SAM by Katherine Applegate
FICTION
Released: March 9, 2004

"Still, although the reader may not agree with the protagonist's conclusion, the question of how far one should go to bring happiness to another is certainly worth contemplating. (Fiction. 12+)"
Sam, the new kid in Alison's Florida high school, is an irresistible combination of mysterious, handsome, and slightly dangerous-looking, and Alison is thrilled when he asks her out. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Utterly believable, this bittersweet story, complete with an author's note identifying the real Ivan, will inspire a new generation of advocates. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
How Ivan confronts his harrowing past yet stays true to his nature exemplifies everything youngsters need to know about courage. Read full book review >

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WISHTREE by Katherine Applegate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A deceptively simple, tender tale in which respect, resilience, and hope triumph. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Generations of human and animal families grow and change, seen from the point of view of the red oak Wishing Tree that shelters them all. Read full book review >

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EVE & ADAM by Michael Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An auspicious, thought-provoking series opener. (Science fiction/romance. 12 & up)"
The husband-wife team behind the Animorphs series returns with the first installment of an entertaining saga that pits smart teens against high-tech evildoers and bionic skullduggery. Read full book review >

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THE BUFFALO STORM by Katherine Applegate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"Teachers and parents will appreciate this high-quality combination of text and illustration. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Applegate and Ormerod join forces to contribute to the all-too-small picture-book selection recounting the frontier movement to the Pacific coast. Read full book review >

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IVAN by Katherine Applegate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Gently paced, with moving but reassuring images, this is an age-appropriate introduction to the issues of captivity and animal welfare. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Applegate reinterprets her Newbery-winning story about Ivan the shopping-mall gorilla for a younger audience of up-and-coming animal activists. Read full book review >

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KATHERINE CARLYLE by Rupert Thomson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A book that promises insight into the emotional detachment of our current technological overload should deliver more than the resolution of daddy issues."
A young woman sets out to find the isolation she craves in Thomson's (Secrecy, 2014, etc.) picaresque novel.Read full book review >

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MAKING ROOM FOR KATHERINE by Philippa Greene Mulford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Only the most simple-minded will slog through this one. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Katherine, cousin of 16-year-old twins Abbey and Sheldon Reilly, has come from Paris to stay with them and their little sister and widowed mom while her own mother is between jobs. Read full book review >