Search Results: "Kathy Price"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOURBON STREET MUSICIANS by Kathy Price
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 22, 2002

"Illustrator Glass (Mountain Men, 2001, etc.) known for his books on the American frontier, crosses the river with his loose, colorful style to harmonize perfectly with this completely satisfying, must-have rendition of the age-old tale. (Picture book. 5+)"
Why has no one ever before set the Bremen Town Musicians down where they could really resonate—the American South? Read full book review >

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THE STERKARM HANDSHAKE by Susan Price
FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Along with romance, adventure, and the wonderfully rendered picture of life in the 16th century—you can smell and hear it as well as see it—adults and more sophisticated teens will appreciate the ambiguities of cultural values in conflict. (Fiction. 12+)"
This American edition of a prize-winning English novel combines convincing historical detail, smart, engaging storytelling, and a simple science-fiction premise to produce an exciting, highly readable, and morally complex tale. Read full book review >

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STRANGER IN SAVANNAH by Eugenia Price
Released: May 14, 1989

Here, at long last, is the climax of Price's Savannah quartet—which, taken as a whole, covers the history of that graceful southern city from 1812 to Sherman's march in 1864. Read full book review >

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NIGHT WOMAN by Nancy Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 1992

"Don't even wait for the movie."
Following up on her 1987 novel Sleeping with the Enemy (made into a star vehicle for Julia Roberts), Price returns with a terrific suspenser with a softly ironic fade-out—and a lust for mainstream status. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"Stickily sentimental and often unconvincing—more a memorial than a memoir."
Debut memoirist Price regales us with Life Lessons learned from a rustic Yoda named Jeanne. Read full book review >

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LADIES' MAN by Richard Price
Released: Sept. 15, 1978

"Empty."
Moving his Bronx characters downtown to Manhattan proves traumatic to Price (The Wanderers, Bloodbrothers); he picks up a bad case of angst. Read full book review >

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BATTLEGROUND STATE by Owen Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 22, 2016

"A preposterously entertaining thriller about a Southern conspiracy."
A double murder investigation uncovers a secessionist plot in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF THE DUNK by Asher Price
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"In this briskly paced book, readers will recognize the courage and tenacity of everyday competitors and the power and awe-inspiring achievements of elite athletes."
Austin American-Statesman energy and environment reporter Price seeks to overcome his "genetic foibles" in pursuit of a singular and profound experience: dunking an NBA basketball. 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 >

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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 >

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ENDERS by Lissa Price
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"It's not as intense as Starters, but it offers some answers and a solid conclusion that will repay readers. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Teenagers with microchips that enable people to borrow their bodies evade those who would use them. Read full book review >