Search Results: "Kathryn Shevelow"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2005

"A larger-than-life story, told with panache."
Shevelow (English/Univ. of Calif., San Diego) reconstructs the life of a colorful, cross-dressing thespian. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2008

"Shevelow celebrates these and later reforms, but warns that much remains to be done to protect animals in this era of factory farming."
Bright account of the much-reviled reformers who fought to end animal cruelty in England. 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 >

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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 >

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CAMELOT BURNING by Kathryn Rose
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 8, 2014

"Part Arthurian high fantasy, part steampunk, laced with belle epoque drug- and absinthe-fueled decadence—the concept's so high it floats, but that doesn't mean people will want to jump up and catch it. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
It's not your father's Camelot: Tattooed knights in eye makeup and piercings party hearty, downing absinthe and ogling hussies. Read full book review >

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A DASH OF MAGIC by Kathryn Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Fantastic fantastical fare. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this hilarious sequel to Bliss (2012), 12-year-old Rose Bliss and her eccentric family travel to Paris, where she competes in an international pastry competition to outbake her scheming Aunt Lily Le Fey and recover the Bliss Cookery Booke. Read full book review >

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THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF MIKE by Kathryn Erskine
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2011

"A satisfying story of family, friendship and small-town cooperation in a 21st-century world. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Sent to stay with octogenarian relatives for the summer, 14-year-old Mike ends up coordinating a community drive to raise $40,000 for the adoption of a Romanian orphan. He'll never be his dad's kind of engineer, but he learns he's great at human engineering. Read full book review >

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QUAKING by Kathryn Erskine
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2007

"A good discussion starter on several levels. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Matt (short for Matilda and not Mattie, thank you) is a teenager whose experiences in the foster system have made her ruefully cynical and bitter. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA by Kathryn Lasky
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A good bet for upper middle-grade and early YA readers. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Orphan Hannah Albury, 15, the engagingly demure yet plucky heroine, has always been drawn to the ocean. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS HOUSE PEOPLE by Kathryn Reiss
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1992

"Disappointing, but acceptable as popular fiction. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Reiss's first novel, Time Windows (1991), was a well-wrought time fantasy involving a mother thwarted of self-realization, a pattern later revisited on occupants of the same house. Read full book review >