Search Results: "Kathleen Flinn"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"A warm, quietly poignant treat."
An award-winning nonfiction writer and journalist's recipe-packed memoir of her Midwestern childhood and how she came "to [her] love of the kitchen." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2007

"A fascinating look inside a famed elite institution, unnecessarily garnished with lackluster autobiography."
An American expatriate follows her dream to study at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"The author's humble approach is inviting and shows why her students were enthusiastic."
A Seattle-based writer turned chef demonstrates how readers can transform their lives with the right recipe. Read full book review >

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Krazy Kathleen by William Tellem
Released: Feb. 10, 2016

"A lighthearted ode to books featuring eye-catching, funny pictures of an eccentric character."
A children's librarian who keeps everything in seemingly random piles teaches local residents a lesson in this tale by Tellem (Zen the Zebra, 2015, etc.), featuring illustrations by Coules. Read full book review >

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KATHLEEN, PLEASE COME HOME by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"Of course this sort of material has an enduring fascination for daydreaming stay-at-homes."
The diary of a runaway girl, whose dismal experiences are attributed largely to "going along" with a bad companion. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Young readers will give this a perfunctory once-over at best; set them instead on a course for the more seaworthy likes of Deb Lund's Dinosailors (2003), illustrated by Howard Fine. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs (2005) again chuck lots of promising elements together—evidently in hopes that they'll assemble themselves into an exciting, or at least coherent, yarn. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN FLINN AND THE PIRATE DINOSAURS by Giles Andreae
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The pirate theme, the riotous art and the jagged-toothed, drooling dinosaurs will make this a sure hit with Me Hardies of all stripes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
While drawing dinosaurs at school, Flinn discovers he doesn't have enough markers. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Those who crave innovation should look elsewhere, but Raine's work will please readers with more conservative tastes."
Quiet strength and humility infuse the oeuvre of this British nonagenarian, whose first book of verse appeared in 1943—although this volume really should have been called "selected," as the poet has chosen to exclude many poems from the books that comprise it. Read full book review >

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MIRRORED by Alex Flinn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Flinn's fans should enjoy this latest entry, though lovers of serious fantasy may want to look elsewhere for a grimmer and subtler retelling. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A witch, a girl, and a "dwarf" propel this modern retelling of "Snow White." Read full book review >

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BEWITCHING by Alex Flinn
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Clever and enjoyable. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This entertaining twist on "Cinderella" centers on a centuries-old witch who sometimes helps her friends. Read full book review >

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BRASS DIVA by Caryl Flinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A languorous biography ill-suiting the energetic star's life."
Ethel returns for another biographical bow, following Brian Kellow's Ethel Merman: A Life (2007). Read full book review >

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NOTHING TO LOSE by Alex Flinn
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"As she did in Breathing Underwater (2001), Flinn does a masterful job of exploring domestic violence, conveying that it's prevalent among all economic classes and destructive wherever it takes hold. (Fiction. YA)"
The helplessness and anger of a teenager who knows that his father is beating his mother infuse this arresting tale set in contemporary Miami. Read full book review >