Search Results: "Katherine Rundell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WOLF WILDER by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Rugged cross-country adventure with a diverse cast of two- and four-legged fellow travelers and a sturdy main character who is more than a little 'wilded' herself. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A young Russian who has known more wolves in her life than people sets out to rescue her mother from a czarist prison. Read full book review >

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CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"With debut novel Rooftoppers (2013), Rundell showed her capacity to write an entertaining story featuring a courageous female protagonist; this second novel surpasses by virtue of its striking, soaring prose. (Fiction. 8-13)"
"It wasn't until Will's Wildcat life came under threat that she realized how dearly she loved it." Read full book review >

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THE EXPLORER by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A tropical action-filled adventure with heart. (Adventure. 8-12)"
A crash-landing in the Amazon leaves four children stranded in the deep jungle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOFTOPPERS by Katherine Rundell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Brava! This witty, inventively poetic, fairy-tale-like adventure shimmers with love, magic and music. (Adventure. 9-12)"
"Never ignore a possible." Sophie takes her beloved guardian's words to heart and never gives up on finding her long-lost mother. Read full book review >

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SEVEN IMPOSSIBLY GOOD BITS OF BOOK NEWS
by Julie Danielson

Is the news getting you down? Are you experiencing a bit of a summer slump? (Here in the South anyway we are halfway done with summer break.) Or just ennui in general? I’ll be the first to raise my hand and answer my own questions: yes to all of the above!

When this happens, I like to think about the ...


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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

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Full of the eww factor, up-to-date facts and kid appeal, this splendid, gory introduction is not for the faint of heart! (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Every fall, great white sharks return to feed on the seals and sea lions that migrate to the Farallon Islands just off the San Francisco coast, providing an opportunity for scientific study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PUFFIN’S YEAR by Katherine Zecca
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

Who can resist puffins with their large eyes, upright posture and bright orange beaks? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWILIGHT PRISONER by Katherine Marsh
FICTION
Released: April 7, 2009

"An outstanding story with wide appeal. (Fantasy. YA)"
Marsh proves immune to the sophomore jinx in this sequel; after a quick reset of The Night Tourist (2007), this briskly paced story soars. Read full book review >