Search Results: "Kitty Ferguson"


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STEPHEN HAWKING by Kitty Ferguson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A fascinating portrait of a complex figure who ponders the place of man and God in the universe and who still loves the 'Eureka moment of discovering something that no one knew before.'"
Ferguson (Pythagoras, 2010, etc.) brilliantly updates her 1991 children's biography of Stephen Hawking for an adult audience. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 2003

"Meticulously instructive both on a scientific revolution and the personalities who achieved it."
Science writer Ferguson (Measuring the Universe, 1999, etc.) fully illuminates a 17th-century collaboration that launched a true understanding of the solar system. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Ferguson shows the main currents clearly, without complicated math, although readers with some knowledge of geometry and music theory are most likely to enjoy the book."
A stimulating, wide-ranging look at how the Greek mathematician and philosopher's key insights have been at the heart of an enormous range of subsequent thought. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"B&w photos; graphs and diagrams; full source notes; bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 13+)"
Hawking is both a scientific superstar and a man widely admired for overcoming—indeed, all but ignoring—the degenerative muscular disease ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), which has robbed him of almost all movement but left his mind intact. Read full book review >

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THE MERMAID PICNIC by Kitty Leech
Released: March 14, 2012

"Sure to meet the approval of mermaid lovers everywhere."
A disappointing deluge dampens Emily's spirits, but imagination and resourcefulness save the day. Read full book review >

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THE EXPLORER'S CODE by Kitty Pilgrim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"The kind of read that will fade from memory the second the last page is turned."
Former CNN anchor Pilgrim's debut novel takes readers from Turkey to California to Monaco to London and even more exotic places in dizzying, but very luxurious succession. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLIES CELEBRATE AROUND THE WORLD by Kitty Leech
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"A children's book that's strong on beauty, but a bit weak on facts and authentic diversity."
This latest addition to the Engelpuppen Dollies series offers a celebration of celebrations. Read full book review >

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PIGTOPIA by Kitty Fitzgerald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2005

"Technically dazzling, but the inspirational Christian spiritualism becomes heavy-handed."
A contemporary fable infused with religious overtones about a physically deformed, morally pure man whose innocent involvement with a village teenager threatens the paradise he's created for himself. Read full book review >

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The Hampshire Project by Kitty Beer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A view of the possible results of unbridled corporatism that is both unsettling and empowering."
A dystopian sci-fi novel imagines a future New England crippled by pollution and under the control of ruthless corporate patriarchs. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLIES by Kitty Leech
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"One of the few books about Shakespeare that children and adults can equally enjoy sharing."
Costume designer Leech (The Dollies Put On a Play, 2009, etc.) has created engaging tableaux of scenes from a variety of Shakespeare plays for the picture-book crowd. Read full book review >