Search Results: "Katherine McEwen"


BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME TO SILVER STREET FARM by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Young activists will be inspired and entertained by these three animal-loving friends and their supportive community. (Chapter book. 6-9)"
Three kids, many years of planning and an audacious go at public activism add up to one community farm. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO WON THINGS by Allan Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Running jokes and surprises further animate this cheery tale, which will draw 'Young Cam Jansen' graduates like flies. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Fans of the resourceful Gaskitt family, introduced in The Man Who Wore All His Clothes (2001), will welcome this new, multi-stranded caper. Read full book review >

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I KNOW WHERE MY FOOD GOES by Jacqui Maynard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"He and his mother provide science at its simplest, with no small dash of fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Through cozy conversation, just as they are about to devour pizza for lunch, Sam and his mother unravel the process of digestion in this entry in the Sam's Science series. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO WORE ALL HIS CLOTHES by Allan Ahlberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The Gaskitts score a direct hit on the funny bone, and young readers will hope they haven't seen the last of this resourceful clan. (Easy fiction. 6-8)"
The Gaskitt family has an exciting morning in this tilt-a-whirl tale from the ever-innovative Ahlberg (The Adventures of Bert, p. 798, etc.). Mr. Gaskitt rises in the morning, dons three sets of socks and underwear, three shirts, two pairs of pants, four sweaters, and four coats. 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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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KATHERINE ARDEN
by Rachel Sugar

From its very first pages, you’d have no idea that Katherine Arden’s sweeping historical fantasy is the author’s first novel. And you could be forgiven for expressing your shock (or envy or frustration) when you find out that in fact the wholly absorbing epic, rooted in Russian folklore, steeped in medieval Russian history, in fact began on a private whim ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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

FIVE MORAL PIECES by Umberto Eco
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A helpful and intermittently revealing (if scarcely essential) gloss on both Eco's unusual fiction and his knotty philosophical and semantic studies."
"Occasional pieces," all dating from the 1990s, that include essays, speeches, and revised correspondence from the erudite novelist-philosopher-semiotician Eco (Kant and the Platypus, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >