Search Results: "Kit Grindstaff"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FLAME IN THE MIST by Kit Grindstaff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Debut missteps shouldn't bother young readers though, and the frequent flashes of charm and originality scattered throughout bode well for future ventures. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Jemma's always been out of step with her family. She dreads Mord-days, when the Agromonds make Offerings to demonic entities, and she resents the sentient Mist that keeps the sun from Anglavia. On the eve of her 13th birthday, she learns those feelings are well-founded. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"An overfull outpouring of unchecked verbiage."
The new volume from Bois (Murdering the Third, 2015, etc.), a Canadian poet, lives up to its title; it comprises nearly 750 pages of lyrics, acrostic poetry, one-liners, and inspirational quotations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIT CARSON by David Remley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"With a biographical essay and index, this proves a solid, clear-eyed history lesson in the making of the Wild West."
A fair-minded, sympathetic reappraisal of the Kentucky-born mountain man who was more of a guide and trapper than killer of Indians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIT FEENY by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Lame-tastic! (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Kit Feeny and Arnold are best friends. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

Little Kit is at first delighted to be mistaken for a boy and given work with a flea circus. Read full book review >

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DEATH KIT by Susan Sontag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 1967

"A noble, serious try at a structuralist study of indeterminacy in an American setting, with many shrewd, startling moments, and that's about all."
In Death Kit, Susan Sontag attempts to achieve those qualities of the nouveau-roman she has praised in her criticism; that "search for an infinite precision...narrow dehydrated subject-matter and cool microscopic style." Read full book review >

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THE SURVIVAL KIT by Donna Freitas
FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Although somewhat predictable, Rose's cathartic interactions with her survival kit provide a creative way to show that mother always does know best. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A story of struggle in which 16-year-old Rose fights to bloom again after her mother's death from cancer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PARENTING SURVIVAL KIT by Aleta Koman
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Theoretical and practical help with child-rearing, all filtered through a therapist's eye."
: Reasonable, detailed suggestions from a child and family therapist for minimizing the stress of parenting and dealing with common family issues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 1994

"Kids will love the ingenious three-dimensional objects that slip out of various enclosures and dangle from strings; grownups may find that they finally understand the principles of trigonometryor at least that puzzling them out is a lot more fun with visual aids."
British math instructor Gardner and designer Van der Meer (Your Amazing Senses, 1987) give us a magnificently produced volumemore like a game book than an instructional manualthat might amuse even the most die-hard math-hater. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALEB AND KIT by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A realistic story with strong, recognizable characters that doesn't reduce cystic fibrosis to a tragedy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old boy attempts to take charge of his own life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACCORDING TO KIT by Eugenie Doyle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The coming-of-age conclusion is satisfying, and the descriptions of Kit losing herself in the music as she performs ballet steps will strike a chord with those who love dance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
For 15-year-old Kit, life on a Vermont farm with its daily dose of milking the cows is quite fine. Read full book review >

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THE INJURED FOX KIT by Tina Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An agreeable outing for animal-loving chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A child whose parents own and run an adoption center for unwanted animals has a hard time letting go. Read full book review >