Search Results: "Katie Kitamura"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LONGSHOT by Katie Kitamura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"A real shot to the heart—a resonant portrait of a man out to prove he can take anything the world throws at him."
Down-on-his-luck fighter travels south of the border for the rematch of his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SEPARATION by Katie Kitamura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A minutely observed novel of infidelity unsettles its characters and readers."
Dread and lassitude twist into a spare and stunning portrait of a marital estrangement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GONE TO THE FOREST by Katie Kitamura
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Enthralled by its own ambition and desire to shock, this book makes astonishing demands on readers' good faith."
A violent story set in a nameless country, this book wavers, uncertain, between parable and reality, unable to commit to its own demands or come to terms with its premise. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

KATIE KITAMURA
by Megan Labrise

In titling her latest novel, Katie Kitamura fittingly forwent the certainty of a definite article.

“ ‘The Separation’ would refer to the split between the two characters,” says Kitamura, author of A Separation, the story of a wife’s international pursuit of her estranged husband, “but I think it is about a divide within the narrator, between the different versions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PABLO THE ARTIST by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: March 3, 2006

"The other characters appropriately use hoof, paw, beak, etc. The message is underplayed while the comic details colorfully add to the appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Members of the Hoof Lane Art Club are excited about the exhibition of their work, except for Pablo, the elephant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATH-TIME BOOTS by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: March 17, 1998

"With its companion, A Friend for Boots, this one joins Kitamura's other board books (Duck Is Dirty, Cat Is Sleepy, etc., 1996) in offering some very brief but jovial outings for toddlers. (Board books. 1-3)"
In general, cats hate baths, and Boots will do anything to avoid a scrubdown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STONE AGE BOY by Satoshi Kitamura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A good choice for armchair archaeologists and time-travelers alike. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Waking after a sudden fall, a lad finds himself back in the Stone Age, where he's taken in by a peaceful extended family of hunters, tries his hand at flint-knapping and gets a glimpse of marvelous cave paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDFISH HIDE-AND-SEEK by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a storyline that lacks the splash readers expect from Kitamura (Duck Is Dirty, 1996, etc.). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Where is Heidi hiding? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILLIE’S MARVELLOUS HAT by Satoshi Kitamura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A real charmer. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl becomes a millinery maven when she lets her imagination soar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMIC ADVENTURES OF BOOTS by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"Kitamura knows cats, as readers who know cats will agree—after they finish laughing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Seldom is the text, all of which is in dozens of dialogue balloons, more than incidental in this set of feline hijinks from Kitamura (Me and My Cat?, 2000), and several episodes are entirely wordless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK IS DIRTY by Satoshi Kitamura
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 26, 1996

"Companion volumes are Squirrel Is Hungry (0-374-37171-7), Cat Is Sleepy (31223-0), and Dog Is Thirsty (31806-9). (Board book. 1-3)"
Duck Is Dirty ($4.95; August 26, 1996; 16 pp.; 0-374-31885-9): This book recounts the modest tribulations of Duck during a potentially pleasant stroll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND MY CAT? by Satoshi Kitamura
Released: March 6, 2000

"Silly good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A common fantasy that children will immediately recognize is the hook in this offbeat picture book. Read full book review >