Search Results: "Kay Thorpe Bannon"


BOOK REVIEW

YONDER MOUNTAIN by Kay Thorpe Bannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Though this isn't a title that will jump out at young readers, teachers looking for Native American folktales will appreciate this as a group read-aloud. (Folktale. 7-10)"
Chief Sky, looking for a new leader for his people, sends three young men to the top of the distant mountaintop, to bring him back what they find there. Read full book review >

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JIM THORPE by Joseph Bruchac
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2006

"Not just a sports-hero tale, this delves into such important issues as the line between amateur and professional sports, the effect of big-time money on sports, racism and the relationship of Native Americans to a dominant society. (Fiction. 10+)"
Jim Thorpe was a modern American Indian hero. Read full book review >

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KAY DARLING by Laura McDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Delightful, funny, and real: The authors have managed to uncover the twisted and often hilarious souls of their characters without a hint of pretense or sentimentality."
A collaborative debut that follows the uneven journey of three young Canadians whose paths cross and join as they attempt to put their lives in some kind of adult order. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAY THOMPSON by Sam Irvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"An extremely entertaining chronicle of one of the most distinctive and absurdly gifted personalities in the history of show business."
Funny-faced girl makes good: the extraordinary career of Kay Thompson (1909-1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAY BOYLE by Joan Mellen
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Precise in detail, panoramic in scope, psychologically subtle, more than a literary biography, like Boyle herself, it is social and political history, a film waiting to be produced."
The prolific Mellen (Creative Writing/Film, Temple Univ.) brings a literary talent as well as cinematic eye to the family saga of Kay Boyle (1902-92), an epic life reflecting the great literary and political events of the century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAY KAY'S ALPHABET SAFARI by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Kids will enjoy the silliness, and there's lots of potential for the classroom. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Themed alphabet books are like the Little Engine that Could—they just keep on comin'. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I2 by James Bannon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 27, 2011

"In a word: mind-blowing."
Bannon's cutting-edge science-fiction and psychological thriller revolves around a terminally ill biosoftware scientist's attempt to upload his mind into the consciousness of an unborn baby to once again be with the woman he loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVISIBLE by Jeanne Bannon
Released: Sept. 26, 2011

"Absorbing, warm and occasionally playful—the story of a young woman whose invisibility helps her to better see herself, and helps others to see who she really is."
A young girl just shy of graduating high school acquires a new gift and a way to literally hide from the world. "Sometimes I disappear," she explains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INCOMPETENCE by Will Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2015

"A short, resonant novel of masculinity and fatherhood."
Thorpe's novel tells the story of a man in crisis on a pilgrimage to Hemingway's grave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT'S JUST HOW IT WAS by Mary Thorpe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2012

"Awkward writing aside, a compelling story of a strong, capable woman and the history that surrounded her."
An Irish educator examines the history of Ireland through the story of her grandmother's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Intensely immersive reading."
A journalist tells the absorbing story of how wartime experiences shaped the lives and friendships of three female soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Read full book review >