Search Results: "Kathryn Cave"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU’VE GOT DRAGONS by Kathryn Cave
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Paradoxically, young readers will likely derive more benefit from this if an adult is on hand to share, interpret, and discuss. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Toothy but disarmingly tubby dragons stand in for childhood worries in this light-toned bit of therapy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY’S CAVE by Karen B. Winnick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"In an unfortunate textual elision, the narration refers to the families' 'servants,' but the author's note makes clear that those servants were slaves. (Picture book. 6-8)"
During Grant's assault on Vicksburg, its townspeople literally fled to the hills, living in caves during the 47 days of the siege. Read full book review >

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CAVE DETECTIVES by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Over-designed, under-detailed and without even a mention of the cave's extensive official website, this may excite curiosity about the Riverbluff finds, but isn't likely to satisfy it. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
The author's strenuous efforts to pump up the excitement aren't particularly successful, but there's enough intrinsic drama to carry readers along in this account of the discovery and early exploration of Missouri's Riverbluff Cave, the oldest found so far in this country with fossil remains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAVE by José Saramago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"We'll say it again: Saramago is the finest living novelist, bar none."
Far from resting on his laurels, Portugal's 1998 Nobel laureate, now 80, brings us yet another ruefully comic and disturbing allegorical tale—a worthy companion to its superlative immediate predecessors Blindness (1998) and All the Names (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAVE-IN by Joseph Monninger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"For a more gripping and nuanced portrayal of individuals pushing and pulling together, try Fallout by Todd Strasser (2013). (Adventure. 8-12)"
With this second book in the Stay Alive series, youngsters will see a formula emerge: A group of children in the care of mostly ineffective adults are in a remote location when disaster strikes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAVE by Tim Krabbé
by Tim Krabbé, translated by Sam Garrett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Krabbé revs up the tension expertly via several ingenious shifts in viewpoint and carefully placed surprises, in a fabulously plotted melodrama that will doubtless inspire another terrific movie."
Dutch novelist Krabbé—a contemporary noir master who's a cross between Patricia Highsmith and Jim Thompson—is best known for his eerie novel The Golden Egg, which was filmed (brilliantly) as The Vanishing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAVE by Robert Penn Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 1959

"It is a tale of muted violence, uninhibited in language and raw sex, but absorbing in the subtle play of human emotions."
Here is one of the South's most gifted and versatile writers with a new theme, handled in- for him- a wholly new vein. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAVE by Anne McLean Matthews
Released: Feb. 5, 1997

"Nail-biting twists that challenge your jaw muscles."
A first novel that features familiar figures and situations but analyzes them with intense psychological understanding and moments of real literary flair. Read full book review >