Search Results: "Kathleen Krull"


BOOK REVIEW

SACAJAWEA by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"The author of the justly renowned What the Neighbors Thought series digs a little deeper with these equally engaging single volumes. (source and reading lists, indexes) (Biography. 9-11)"
This brisk and pithy series kickoff highlights Sacagawea's unique contributions to the Lewis and Clark expedition. Read full book review >

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CORETTA SCOTT KING by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Foibles and tragedies receive due acknowledgement, but readers should come away impressed by her uncommon independence of spirit and opinion. (source and reading lists, indexes) (Biography. 9-11)"
An admiring portrait of a gifted singer who didn't exactly stand back when her illustrious husband stepped on to the public stage. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"An insightful glimpse into a key period in Alcott's life and women in nursing. (notes on women in medicine and the Battle of Fredericksburg, sources, map) (Picture book/biography. 9-11)"
During the Civil War, Louisa May Alcott served as a volunteer nurse, caring for Union soldiers in Washington, D.C., between December 12, 1862, and January 21, 1863. This well-researched biographical vignette explores the brief but pivotal episode in Alcott's life. Read full book review >

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A POT O’ GOLD by Kathleen Krull
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A real treasure. (Anthology. 5+)"
This handsome edition includes over a dozen Irish stories; poetry by the likes of Allingham, Tynan, and Yeats; riddles, oaths, and curses; battle cries and blessings; ancient folk cures and recipes for Irish soda bread, stew, and marshmallow crackers. Read full book review >

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POCAHONTAS by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2007

"They lack the specificity of Rosalyn Schanzer's illustrations in John Smith Escapes Again (2006) and leave the question of authenticity unresolved. (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
Lush jewel tones illustrate this exploration of the short life of one of the most intriguing figures of colonial American history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

With customary vivacity and a fine sense of irony, Krull portrays her subject as a genial family man who suffered reverse after reverse thanks to a bad combination of deep-seated optimism and zero business sense—but pulled through when his love of storytelling and sense of audience at last led to a novel that instantly became (she notes) the Harry Potter of its day. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Inspiring. (sources) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
As soon as Philo Farnsworth learned how to talk, he began asking questions—about how things worked and why things happened. Read full book review >

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LEONARDO DA VINCI by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

Debuting a new series, Krull presents a compelling argument that the great painter of the Renaissance was one of the West's first real modern scientists. Read full book review >

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WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN ROSWELL? by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

As groups of almond-eyed aliens troop past or peer in from page edges, Krull sifts through basic facts and official explanations about the mysterious debris found near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947, and offers rationales for the rumors that have circulated ever since. Read full book review >

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HARVESTING HOPE by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A notable achievement. (Biography. 8-12)"
Cesar Chavez, like his heroes Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, believed in non-violent change. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This may not be the only book you'll need on these writers— for one thing, their quirks get more attention than their works— but you'll have to look far to find a better first one. (Biography. 10-14)"
Another colorful, enthralling excursion into our cultural heritage from the author and illustrator of Lives of the Musicians (1993). Read full book review >

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WHAT'S NEW? THE ZOO! by Kathleen Krull
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A romp through zoo history presented with pizzazz. (sources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
For at least 4,400 years, people have collected and displayed animals for entertainment, education and enlightenment. Read full book review >