Search Results: "Kitty Griffin"


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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 >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2004

"Adults who notice the musical allusions and the too-silly names (Chili Pepper, Carmel, Coconut) will likely groan but young readers will simply read a tale that will make them smile. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Sweet family has no idea of the havoc the youngest of 14 children will create when they get so involved in their foot-stomping, rip-roaring reunion that they forget all about little Clementine's sixth birthday. Read full book review >

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COWBOY SAM AND THOSE CONFOUNDED SECRETS by Kitty Griffin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"It's a cute concept, but the incomplete follow-through robs this story of any real interest. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An agreeable, but essentially slight Texas tall tale about keeping secrets. 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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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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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 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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ICE TRAP by Kitty Sewell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Compelling fiction from a newcomer, but readers will find the settings—both in Wales and Canada—to be extremely bleak, and they'll wonder how someone as nasty as Sewell's overdrawn villain could manage to survive with so many enemies."
Sewell, the Swedish-born wife of a physician, pens a dark and intriguing first novel about a young doctor whose tragic mistake during a child's surgery leads him to run to a far corner of the world. Read full book review >

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THE STOLEN CHALICE by Kitty Pilgrim
Released: June 26, 2012

"Entertaining escapist fare via crime fighting from New York to London to Venice via private jets, luxury hotels and yachts at sea."
In award-winning reporter Pilgrim's (The Explorer's Code, 2011) latest mainstream adventure, the social register's big names walk the red carpet at the Ancient Civilizations Ball at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. There, the glitterati witness the theft of some precious antiquities. Read full book review >