Search Results: "Kay Winters"


BOOK REVIEW

ABE LINCOLN by Kay Winters
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Columba in The Man Who Loved Books (1981). (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
In a moving tribute to the power of books and words, Winters (But Mom, Everyone Else Does, p. 1239, etc.) introduces a young backwoods child who watched "peddlers, pioneers, / politicians, traders, slaves / pass by," down the old Cumberland Trail, until "his ideas stretched. / His questions rose. / His dreams were stirred"—and he was caught with a love of learning that carried him "from the wilderness / to the White House." Read full book review >

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WHOOO'S HAUNTING THE TEENY TINY GHOST? by Kay Winters
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Munsinger's merry illustrations, overflowing with many humorous touches, contribute to this gleefully boisterous tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
PLB 0-06-027359-3 The timorous specter from this team's The Teeny Tiny Ghost (1998) reappears for a thrilling, hair-raising adventure. Read full book review >

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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 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 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

VOICES FROM THE OREGON TRAIL by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"Despite some good adventures, such as the fun of tossing buffalo chips and the thrill of climbing Laurel Hill, the combination of a one-voice-fits-all twang with too many names and characters is numbing rather than inspiring. (maps, historical notes, author's note, further reading) (Picture book. 7-10)"
A series of illustrated fictional monologues introduces the history of the Oregon Trail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEARS GO TO SCHOOL by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"No doubt the bears are adorable, and those just starting school may appreciate a new perspective on the going-to-school theme, but, especially in areas where there are real bears roaming the countryside, the mixed message is troubling. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Winters' Pete and Gabby are back, this time largely avoiding detection while they roam through an elementary school. Read full book review >

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THIS SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE THE BEST! by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"A catalog more than a story, this agreeable book could act as a fruitful springboard for class brainstorming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On the first day of school, this primary-grade teacher encourages her students to share their hopes for the coming year. Read full book review >

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BUT MOM, EVERYBODY ELSE DOES by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"814, etc.) illustrations never push too hard for effect and so give credence to the girl's outrageous conjectures, which serve as bright hailings to a vivid imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In order to convince her mother that her acts and desires are not only legitimate but also universal, a young girl paints humorous and exaggerated pictures to prove her point. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WARS AND WINTERS by Alfred Coppel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1993

"If only it weren't quite so predictable."
A Nazi dagger in the mail lures a middle-aged Californian back to Germany, where he was adopted and where his recurring nightmares seem to be set—in a chilly post-reunion thriller by the author of A Land of Mirrors (1988), etc. The dagger in question, a particularly rare bit of SS regalia, has been seen before. Read full book review >

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THE BEARS GO TO TOWN by Kay Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"In what seems like a new golden age of early readers, this just isn't a standout. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Despite appealing pictures of mischievous bears, this story lacks teeth. Read full book review >