Search Results: "Kathryn Fitzmaurice"


BOOK REVIEW

A DIAMOND IN THE DESERT by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A simply drawn picture of a shameful chapter in this country's race relations, sharing a theme with Ken Mochizuki's classic, angry Baseball Saved Us (1993) but less an indictment than a portrait of patience in adversity. (afterword, source list) (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
In episodic bursts, a Nisei lad describes two and a half years of making do in a World War II-era relocation camp. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR THE SWALLOWS CAME EARLY by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"As in real life, not everything is resolved in the end, and many questions remain, but things have achieved a fragile balance, rather like the ingredients in a delicate sauce. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old Eleanor "Groovy" Robinson is a girl with a dream. Read full book review >

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DESTINY REWRITTEN by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Readers will applaud Emily's newfound understanding of the workings of destiny and might even follow her lead. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sixth-grader Emily Davis, destined to be a poet like her namesake, discovers that she can help the hand of fate. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT YET DARK by Simon  Fitzmaurice
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A fine and heartfelt memoir from an author hopeful in his determination to endure against the odds: 'What remains is desire.'"
Affecting memoir by Irish filmmaker/writer Fitzmaurice on living under the death sentence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS BABY? by Kathryn O. Galbraith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Though baby animal books abound, this one's sweet framing device, simple but precise language and appealing illustrations will no doubt find it some fans. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This sweet, simple introduction to animal babies focuses on how they keep themselves safe by hiding. Read full book review >

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NEXT YEAR, FOR SURE by Zoey Leigh Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A crisp, exciting exploration of love, friendship, and everything in between. Peterson's one to watch."
In this psychologically perceptive debut, a young couple struggles with the realities of nonmonogamy. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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

PUCK by Gene Callahan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 28, 2006

"Notable for its ambition and erudition."
Metafiction and metaphysics collide in this hugely ambitious debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAW THE LINE by Kathryn  Otoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A simple, beautiful concept whose reach grows with each rereading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A wordless musing on the nature of disagreements and friendship. Read full book review >