Search Results: "Kathy Peiss"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 21, 1998

"A compelling look at beauty as a lightning rod for the bigger conflicts surrounding women's still-evolving social place. (75 b&w photos, not seen)"
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder—but the power of the beauty culture to control women's behavior is impressively illustrated in this study of the growth of America's beauty industry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 21, 2012

"An entertaining story with religious overtones and a vivid sense of good and evil."
First-time author Johnson's multicolored, rhyming, free-associating story for teens centers on a loyal girl gang's encounter with an evil schoolmate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Kathy, Wait For Me! by Morelle Forster
Released: Oct. 12, 2015

"A well-crafted coming-of-age novel that skillfully chronicles the trials of a lonely orphan who joins a street gang."
Forster tells the story of a girl's tumultuous life in London in this YA debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE FOR KATHY by Henry Denker
Released: May 1, 1997

"Sad stuff in a thin telling."
In Denker's popular novels (To Marcy, With Love, 1996, etc.), where bad things happen to good-to-saintly people, there's often a dollop of medical matter; here, in the story of a widow and mother confronting AIDS, there's a good deal of powerful information concerning the disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK & COMPANY by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

"Snap this one up—it's sure to fly off the shelves. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Duck and Rat co-own a bookstore, and this easy reader's five chapters offer a charming glimpse into the highs and lows of their workaday life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAPA PRIDE by Kathy Mallat
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Good nature storytime choice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Mallat illustrates a family's expression of love and pride through a series of scenes denoting the confidence and security of young wolf cubs as their nurturing and patient papa wolf guides them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AND THE GOOD BROWN EARTH by Kathy Henderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"However Gram and Joe may differ in their methods, their shared pleasure in the bounteous results comes through clearly. (Picture book. 6-8)"
As a year turns, Gran and little Joe tend adjacent garden patches—Gran digging, planting careful rows, and methodically tending to business, Joe exuberantly broadcasting his seeds, fooling around with the hose, pulling whatever catches his eye. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST DUCKY by Kathy Mallat
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A charmer. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ducky searches high and low for a friend who can play, but discovers that the best friend he can have is literally right under his nose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA LOVE by Kathy Mallat
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Little chimps of the human variety will willingly crawl into a parental lap to share this visual and verbal hug. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Despite opening with a frame just the right size for a baby picture, followed by big, close-up paintings of a mother chimpanzee in the wild holding, carrying, grooming, and otherwise showing devotion to her child, this makes a less sappy variant than usual on the "how much do you love me?" genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIMP by Kathy Caple
by Kathy Caple, illustrated by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Caple (Fox and Bear, 1992, etc.) has written a ho-hum book about sticking up for yourself with boxed-in, cartoon-style illustrations to match. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Arnold the piglet is a classic wimp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY WASHINGTON, DC by Kathy Jakobsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Nevertheless, the visuals and rather challenging hide-and-seek component will make this a popular introduction to or souvenir from the nation's capital. (map, facts, websites, artist's note) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
From Union Station to the Lincoln Memorial, Jakobsen's double-page spreads depict the monuments and structures in Washington, D.C., that are highest in child appeal. Read full book review >