Search Results: "Katie Quirk"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"An intriguing but hardly groundbreaking consideration of the qualities that distinguish us."
Holmes (The Well-Dressed Ape: A Natural History of Myself, 2009, etc.) delves into the diversity of human personalities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GIRL CALLED PROBLEM by Katie Quirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A mesmerizing read that expands young readers' worldview even as the pages turn. (glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old healer Shida (Swahili for "problem") can't save 6-year-old Furaha ("happiness") from an untimely death in the Tanzanian village of Njia Panda that its inhabitants label cursed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLYAWAY KATIE by Polly Dunbar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Exuberant, to say the least. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A joyous cure for a case of the doldrums. Read full book review >

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KATIE AND THE DINOSAURS by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1992

"The plot's predictable if ever-popular, while Mayhew's creatures are appealingly anthropomorphized and set in a lush landscape, skillfully rendered in sepia line and glowing watercolors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Leaving Grandma, who scorns dinosaurs, drowsing on a museum bench, Katie slips through a forbidden door for a prehistoric adventure: she helps lost baby Hadrosaurus find his parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"This brief novel is appropriate for children (as long as they are as precocious as Katie) as well as young adults and older adults intrigued by the often surprising wisdom and insight of young children."
The story of a precocious 6-year-old, Katie, whose Christmas wish list is not for toys and gifts for herself, but rather for good things to happen to people she cares about. Read full book review >

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KATIE AND THE SUNFLOWERS by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"The desire to be in a painting is played with a winsome freshness: not only are these famous art works made accessible to young readers, but Mayhew captures post-Impressionist impasto and rich color effortlessly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sunflower-patterned end papers, sunflower fleuron on the verso, characteristic vignettes in the post-Impressionist notes at the back: Mayhew (Katie and the Mona Lisa, 1999, etc.) accomplishes the remarkable feat of keeping his own style, with its vivacious line and cheery colors, while echoing the manner of others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Though frankly evangelical, Davis' book is still a refreshing read for those seeking the inspiration to follow the stirrings of their own hearts."
This moving debut memoir tells Davis' story of moving to Uganda and founding Amazima ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of underprivileged children. Read full book review >

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KATIE LOVES THE KITTENS by John Himmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A spunky pup caught in a lethargic tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The traditional animosity between cats and dogs gets turned on its head in this story of a cat-loving dog named Katie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"The dissolving boundaries of these paintings communicate to children how art provides a window into the past, while Mayhew's illustrations are light-filled and playful, complementing the styles of the inset reproductions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Not for the first time, the heroine of a picture book steps into some museum paintings and learns a little about the artists and their eras. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS KATIE REGRETS by Jack Barry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 2007

"Barry, aka John Maher (The Lucky Penny, 2007, etc.), writes with grit and crackle, and the narrative ricochets briskly from past to present and professional to personal. Warning: A heavy use of idioms and the intricacies of Irish politics may daunt some American readers."
A righteous Dublin detective digs deep into a murder with political and international roots. Read full book review >