Search Results: "Kathleen Westray"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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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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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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THE HOUR OF OUR DEATH by Alison Joseph
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 11, 1997

"Readers might hope that in Sister Agnes's next appearance the plot will flow half as well as the conversation."
A second outing for the author's chic, impulsive Sister Agnes (Sacred Hearts, 1996)—once married, long divorced, now working with friend and mentor Father Julius at St. Read full book review >

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CODA by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Astley is a marvelous writer and a hilarious, merciless, and poignant truth-teller."
A spare, sharp-boned bird of a novel, whose song is wrenchingly sad yet full of indomitable spirit. 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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A TALE OF TWO KITTIES by Sofie Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"In spite of the heroine's protestations, Kelly writes a tale that's Minnesota nice in the best possible way, allowing readers to enjoy the story without tipping into either Pollyanna or snark."
Two cats provide active assistance to a small-town Minnesota librarian investigating an ancient scandal that may have sparked a recent murder. Read full book review >

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BOY, WERE WE WRONG ABOUT THE WEATHER! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A humorous take on an endlessly interesting subject. (timeline, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
From dancing to appease a weather god to observing and investigating with modern scientific tools, humans have come a long way in their understanding of the weather. Read full book review >

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THE LOST YEARS by Mary Higgins Clark
Released: April 3, 2012

"Not much nourishment here for fans of The Da Vinci Code, but nothing to trouble Clark's gargantuan fan base either, as long as they don't mind all those felonies, all those criminals and all those coyly conspiratorial phone calls with Mr. Anonymous at the other end."
Tempers discreetly fray and corpses mount around a parchment that just might be the only surviving letter from Jesus Christ. Read full book review >