Search Results: "Kathryn Lasky"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Still, a royal read that manages to both entrance and instruct. (Historical fiction. 1014)"
Psychologically astute and packed with historical detail, this faux diary opens when Marie Antoinette [then called Maria Antonia] was a 13-year-old youngster. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE QUEST OF THE CUBS by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Nature, magic, and legend combine to create a world like no other. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
When mercenaries serving an evil cult come to abduct two polar bear cubs, their mother offers herself in exchange for their freedom. Read full book review >

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GEORGIA RISES by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"1930. (author's note, selected bibliography, sources) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Cast in the spirit of her evocative picture-book text for First Painter (illustrated by Rocco Baviera, 2000), veteran novelist and nonfiction writer Lasky offers an apt, poetic tribute to an American classic. Read full book review >

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PORKENSTEIN by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An enormously satisfying taste of Halloween fun, without resorting to clichéd spookiness, this leaves readers imagining what mayhem Porkenstein will make those neighborhood goblins digest. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The versatile Lasky (Mommy's Hands, p. 416, etc.) enters the Halloween sweepstakes with a delightfully comic send-up of gluttons everywhere by re-costuming a few recognizable characters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2000

"Bennett's earth-toned, full-page, pencil and watercolor paintings add immediacy and intimacy while advancing the narrative. (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The girl who was to become Mme. C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove, in poverty, to ex-slave, sharecropper parents in rural Louisiana in1876. Read full book review >

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FIRST PAINTER by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This title creates for children an accessible truth—that art has a magic, that art holds immense human meaning, and that the artist makes things happen inside the human soul. (afterword, bibliography) (Picture book. 7-12)"
What moves people to make art? Read full book review >

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THE LIBRARIAN WHO MEASURED THE EARTH by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Bibliographies for both Lasky and Hawkes; a note and an afterword place the librarian in histical context. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
The story of Eratosthenes, a scholar of the third century b.c. Read full book review >

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STARRING LUCILLE by Kathryn Lasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Give that ham a hand: Lucille is a lovable star who deserves another encore. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Prepare a place for yet another precocious piglet protagonist with panache, this time the youngest in a family of three little pigs: Frances, Franklin, and budding ballerina Lucille. Read full book review >