Search Results: "Kathleen Borowik"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU'RE THE DETECTIVE by Lawrence Treat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Readers who take it slowly will find the 24 puzzles will provide a full measure of pleasure. (iPad mystery app. 8-12)"
Two dozen puzzles give a little jolt of accomplishment when solved. Read full book review >

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THE RABBITS ARE COMING! by Kathleen Bullock
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"A thoroughly enjoyable romp. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In an appealing wordless book, a score of rabbits, each with a balloon, leave Mom and their home in the woods for a joyous escapade, hopping over the fields and into the house of an astonished family. Read full book review >

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PICTURE PUZZLER by Kathleen Westray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Thoughtful commentary and intelligent sequencing make this a lucid and beautifully designed book that will be useful for assignments but will also be enjoyed simply for its presentation. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Westray (A Color Sampler, 1993, ALA Notable) creates 26 artfully rendered optical illusions in an attractive array of subtly muted colors. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A precious but good-humored recasting of the classic fable. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Wandering considerably afield from the original, Bart changes the mice to teddy bears, removes most of the danger, and adds a more felicitous ending. Read full book review >

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BORN FOR ADVENTURE by Kathleen Karr
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Karr's story has plenty of humor and gives readers a front-row seat in one of Stanley's thrilling yet perilous expeditions. (author note) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Karr's latest is a fictionalized account of Henry Morton Stanley's Expedition for the Relief of Emin Pasha of 1887. Read full book review >

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FORTUNE’S FOOL by Kathleen Karr
ADVENTURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"Fortune at least seems to be smiling on him at the end, and his distinct narrative voice and sturdy optimism will put readers solidly on his side. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Wearied of whippings and scorn, a young Fool escapes his overlord and sets out in search of a more congenial employer in this robust 14th-century tale. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Absorbing and unwaveringly suspenseful. (Fantasy. YA)"
Thrumming with dense, meaningful tension from first page to last, this middle installment in the Resurrection of Magic trilogy follows the two plotlines established in the first volume, Skin Hunger (2007), through despair, oppression and rare moments of hope. Read full book review >

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BONE DRY by Kathleen Karr
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Still, readers with a willingness to surrender their disbelief will enjoy this offering for the swashbuckling, occasionally bloody, and frequently hilarious adventure it is. (Fiction. 10-14)"
It isn't easy being assistant to Dr. Asa B. Cornwall, phrenologist, flimflam artist, and genius. Read full book review >

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SKULLDUGGERY by Kathleen Karr
Released: March 1, 2000

"Helena and involves the body of Napoleon himself; this novel is rich in period color and good old-fashioned derring-do. (Fiction. 9-12)"
PLB 0-7868-2439-5 From Karr (Man of the Family, p. 1312, etc.), a historical novel that is remarkably cheerful, considering that among its key elements are grave-robbing and a hideous criminal on the prowl. Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH FIRE by Kathleen Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Readers will admire Greer for the plucky way she stands up to her mother's menacing impresario, and though the wrap-up seems too quick, the prospect of a sunnier future for Greer and her mother ends the tale on a satisfyingly rising note. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Supposedly rigged séances summon a genuine Presence through the Infernal Gates in this deliciously melodramatic page-turner, set in the Roaring '20s. Read full book review >