Search Results: "Kitty Griffin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RIDE by Kitty Griffin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"But she could ride.' (stylized map, author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
It's 1775 and the people of North Carolina want freedom from England's rule, but "[w]hen sixteen-year-old Betsy Dowdy heard Papa talk about war approaching, she felt as helpless as a ghost crab skittering along the sand." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD KITTY by Nick Bruel
Kirkus Star
by Nick Bruel, illustrated by Nick Bruel
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Even the alphabet-experienced will love this bad, bad kitty! (Picture book. 3-9)"
She may be a "bad bad BAD Kitty," but she's the star of an alphabet book that should be in every collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2003

"A little clunky, a little slow: a blip in the spy genre."
Evil, upright, or misunderstood? It's possible to see Red spy Kitty Harris—a.k.a. Elizabeth Dreyfus, Alice Read, Gypsy, Norma, Ada, et al.—as all three in this biography by retired KGB officer Damaskin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD KITTY by Michele Jaffe
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Although readers may become weary of the constant life lessons, argumentative footnotes and the protagonist's voice, which sometimes grates yet is paradoxically the book's greatest asset, the story manages to hang onto its fizz until the enjoyably twisty ending. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Jasmine Callihan, an irrepressible, accident-prone, 17-year-old aspiring police detective, is a trouble magnet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIE GRIEF (THE GRIFFIN) by Richard Hirschhorn
MYSTERY THRILLER

"An often audacious Nazi mystery with plenty of well-placed plot twists."
Hirshhorn (A Pride of Healers, 1983, etc.) offers an animated chase through Boston and Europe as his characters unravel a mystery involving six pairs of identical Jewish twins saved from a German concentration camp.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Kitty, Kitty Bang, Bang by Harlowe Wilde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"Quick and sultry, but the back story deserves more airtime."
A jewel heist goes awry when the mastermind encounters an alluring man from her past in Wilde's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE, KITTY, KITTY by Winifred Elze
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Mild fare."
Stronger and more adult fantasy than Elze's Milquetoast debut novel, The Changeling Garden (1995), but still something for the ladies of the garden club. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRIFFIN OF DARKWOOD by Becky Citra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Solid worldbuilding makes this a believable, page-turning adventure. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The son of a fantasy novelist finds himself in an adventure worthy of one of his mother's plots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YEAR OF THE GRIFFIN by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"Like a chocolate-covered marshmallow, this is tasty fluff, but unsatisfying. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The sequel to Dark Lord of Derkholm (not reviewed) continues to spoof traditional fantasy, this time satirizing the "school for magic" genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CURSE OF THE GRIFFIN by Jerome Walford
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 13, 2013

"A dystopian vampire fantasy likely to appeal more to fans of The Hunger Games than the Twilight saga."
In this action-packed series opener, a starving artist finds that there's magic in his past, and he's determined to better his life as a commoner in a world ruled by vampires. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAISING THE GRIFFIN by Melissa Wyatt
FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

Wyatt invents an Eastern European country with centuries of history for this pseudo-historical fiction that begins slowly but packs a punch in the second half. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAUGHTY KITTY! by Adam Stower
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Funny enough to create sincere longings for a hapless house cat and its large rampaging cousin. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is Lily's soft, tiny kitty wreaking havoc, or might there be an escaped tiger lurking about? Read full book review >