Search Results: "Kathleen T. Pelley"


BOOK REVIEW

INVENTOR MCGREGOR by Kathleen T. Pelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2006

"The sprightly pastel drawings are as lighthearted as the text, which bursts with energy and inventiveness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
McGregor lives in a higgledy-piggledy house "with a cheery wife, five children, and a hen called Hattie." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAJ THE BOOKSTORE TIGER by Kathleen T. Pelley
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Nice nourishment for the blossoming bookworm. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Is Felicity's bookstore big enough for two territorial felines? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGNUS MAXIMUS, A MARVELOUS MEASURER by Kathleen T. Pelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

"Pelley's text is brightly humorous and musical—'Now that he was the town's official measurer, Magnus Maximus had to measure all kinds of NESSes, from the wobbliness of a jellyfish to the itchiness of an itch'—and that goes for Schindler's illustrations as well, with their busily elegant line work, their lustrous washes of color and, best of all, their high and brilliant tomfoolery. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Magnus Maximus has a walrus mustache, a benign countenance and a preoccupation: measuring and counting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T by Mitchell J. Rycus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A fascinating tale of how chance interconnects the lives of a handful of strangers."
In Rycus' (The Soil Is Dead, 2012, etc.) novel, a dying man receives an unexpected gift while vacationing in Bali. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY MAMAS by Kathleen Pelley
Released: Oct. 10, 2016

"A warm, sweet, beautifully illustrated book that's great for reading aloud, although it leaves dads out of the parenting equation."
This illustrated children's book celebrates the joy of mothers taking care of babies across the animal kingdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T. VEG by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"'Because they know it's true… / The best thing in the world is being happy being you!' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Reg loves to munch the veg—unfortunately he's a T. Rex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T ZERO by Italo Calvino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1969

"But in science fiction he's a sophisticated novelty."
More Cosmicomics (1968) with the same concerns and conceits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY T by Kate Brian
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

"Designed to appeal to the younger set, yet still deliver some truths of life, the story provides entertainment for young teens and is sufficiently well written, with some suspense and comedy, to appeal to a wide range of younger readers. (Fiction. 14+)"
Carrie, a superstitious, immature 15-year old, loses the T-shirt her divorced and absent father had given her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T. REX by Vivian French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"That's an energizing idea for young dinosaur fans. (index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
Representing all children who must know everything about T. rex, a lad grills his granddad as they take in a dinosaur show at the museum: "How were his teeth, his terrible teeth? / Were they sharp? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLY SH*T by Melissa  Mohr
Released: May 2, 2013

"Friskier diction would have helped at times, but the book is generally informed, enlightening and often delightfully surprising."
A scholar in Renaissance literature debuts with a chronicle of cursing, from the Romans to R-rated movies. Read full book review >