Search Results: "Kathy Stinson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WITH THE VIOLIN by Kathy Stinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"Imaginatively illustrated and beautifully written, this offbeat ode to the power of music is a winner. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
A Stradivarius on the subway? This Canadian import tells the story of violinist Joshua Bell's quirky experiment. Read full book review >

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THE DANCE OF THE VIOLIN by Kathy Stinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A joyful reminder that perseverance pays off, especially when you let out the artist within. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
The early life of renowned violinist Joshua Bell is portrayed in a lively fashion. Read full book review >

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THE TRAYNOR LEGACY by David Stinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2005

"Though the working-out is complicated and occasionally repetitious, readers will probably want to know how Stinson's debut turns out."
A mugging gone bad, or murder most calculated? Read full book review >

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SPIDER IN A TREE by Susan Stinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Stinson, whose impeccable research dominates the book, might have had more success presenting her documentation as a biography rather than attempting a fictionalized version of Edwards' life: The one-dimensional characters and excerpts from his writings are no more engaging than required reading in a high school textbook."
Stinson's (Venus of Chalk, 2004, etc.) novel about the life of 18th-century theologian Jonathan Edwards offers readers a heavy-handed dose of old-time religion. Read full book review >

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TV SAFE by Jim Stinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Would-be Hollywood filmmaker Stoney Winston (the genially goofy Truck Shot, etc.) is now employed as a writer/gofer on the TV game show Oh-Pun Sesame!, where someone is feeding the answers to one of the contestants. Read full book review >

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EVEN FAIRIES FART by Jennifer Stinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"These fairies fall flat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Are fairy tales really as perfect as they seem? 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >