Search Results: "Kathleen Kathleen Garry McCord"


BOOK REVIEW

DON'T BE AFRAID, AMANDA by Lilian Moore
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1992

"Appropriately, McCord's frequent b&w illustrations are in the cozy Garth Williams tradition. (Fiction. 7-10)"
In a sequel to the appealing I'll Meet You at the Cucumbers (1988), Amanda (the city mouse) makes her first visit to country mouse pen-pal Adam, affording us the pleasure of seeing Adam's bucolic surroundings from her perspective. Read full book review >

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ADAM MOUSE'S BOOK OF POEMS by Lilian Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

The charming country mouse who realized that he was a poet in I'll Meet You at the Cucumbers (1988), makes his third and last appearance with 30 gentle poems, half new and half from the earlier books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COLOR SAMPLER by Kathleen Westray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Solid, useful information in attractive format. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
A straightforward explication of color basics, telling how primary colors are mixed to make secondary and intermediate colors; how other hues are created, including the darkening, lightening, and muting effects of black and white; and how pattern and juxtaposition change the eye's response and create optical illusions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANDSIGNS by Kathleen Fain
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1993

"Not as imaginative as Laura Rankin's The Handmade Alphabet (1991), but a useful addition to a small field and a fine illustration debut for Fain. (Picture book. 3-9)"
To introduce American Sign, ``the fourth most-used language in the United States,'' a simple alphabet, from anteater to zebra, in a generous square format that nicely accommodates appealing, handsomely designed color portraits of the animals- -quietly escaping their boundaries into the surrounding white space—plus, on each page, the appropriate letter (cap and l.c.) and a clear depiction of its handsign. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEMLOCK by Kathleen Peacock
Released: May 8, 2012

"Mildly interesting ideas are obscured by all the necessary ingredients of the genre. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Ever since the white werewolf killed Mackenzie's best friend, Amy, she's been having nightmares. Amy's boyfriend, Jason, has gone off the deep end. And their other friend, Kyle, has distanced himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2007

"Darkly resonant. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
This double-narrative fantasy begins slowly but deepens into a potent and affecting story of struggle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORLDS APART by Kathleen Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"A poignant chapter in our country's early history, set further to the South than recent tales of the period. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Karr spins a tale of the first European colonists in the Carolinas (1670) around a haunting historical episode. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT TURKEY WALK by Kathleen Karr
ANIMALS
Released: April 23, 1998

"A wide-open western epic, inspired by actual drives and featuring a cast of capable young people. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Karr (Spy in the Sky, 1997, etc.) embellishes her reputation for spirited, comic adventures with this tale of a young entrepreneur who drives a thousand head—of turkeys—from Missouri to Denver in 1860. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONGS FROM THE ALLEY by Kathleen Hirsch
Released: April 15, 1989

The separate stories of two young suburban women who ended up homeless in Boston—interwoven with a history of poverty and aid programs in the US, an account of attempts to combat homelessness in Boston today, and the author's reflections on community. Read full book review >