Search Results: "Kathryn Bolkovac"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Along with the film adaptation, this book will hopefully draw attention to an underreported tragedy."
An American policewoman uncovers evil in the aftermath of the Bosnian war and is punished for her efforts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE LOUIE by Kathryn Finney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"The story and theme have been done many times before and with much more success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little dog learns how to be himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAR DOGS by Kathryn Selbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"The combination of thoughtful design, compelling illustrations and a winsome canine companion make this beginning biography stand out. (timeline, afterword, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
An introductory look at Winston Churchill and his notable place in British history uses a clever narrative device that focuses on his miniature poodle, Rufus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ESCAPE by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A promising start to a new series. (author's note, map) (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Born in the hold of a Spanish galleon destined for the New World, the young filly Estrella knows nothing of the feel of the earth under her hooves or the joy of the pasture, but her mother's soft murmurings hint at a greater destiny for the young horse and her friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BADGER KNIGHT by Kathryn Erskine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"The moral is common, but the unusual setting highlights the message that people aren't so different from one another; fans of Karen Cushman will enjoy this. (glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Erskine uses the strife of medieval England as a backdrop to explore differences, puberty and the divided loyalties of war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"It doesn't bear up under scrutiny, but it's fun to read. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 9-12)"
Veteran Lasky combines the Robin Hood/Maid Marian story with falconry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Reiss has reworked material from an earlier paperback series here, and the result, while a bit long, delivers a good dose of shivery entertainment. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Reiss's deliciously creepy tale is a solid addition to the haunted dollhouse genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE ROSE AND SAM by Kathryn Lasky
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1998

"EWSLUGp1992 have a plucky new heroine to admire. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A newspaperman's daughter and novice reporter Sam Clemens uncover a plot to seize the mighty Comstock Lode for the Confederacy in this open-throttled page-turner from Lasky (True North, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAINT BY MAGIC by Kathryn Reiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Fans of Reiss's Time Windows (1991) will step right into this 'Time Travel Mystery.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
A palette with daubs of time travel, artists, magic, evil, and possession paints an intriguing mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"But the historical detail is both accurate and interesting, as is the historical appendix containing information and photographs of the period. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Minnie Swift is 11 years old in 1932 and the Great Depression has hit Indianapolis very hard. Read full book review >