Search Results: "Kitty Leech"


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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 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 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 >

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THE DOLLIES PUT ON A PLAY by Kitty Leech
written and illustrated by Kitty Leech, adapted and illustrated by Tracey Herman
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Detailed and engaging but not quite complete."
The story of a Nativity play production, an addition to the Dollies series, doubles as a picture book for little ones and an introduction to stagecraft for older children. Read full book review >

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WAIT FOR ME by Caroline Leech
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Sweet romance at its (nearly) best. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
With a workforce decimated by World War II, farms throughout the United Kingdom begin relying on Land Girls and prisoners of war for help, but when a German soldier arrives at Lorna's family farm, he ends up being both an answer to prayer and a source of trouble for the Anderson family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2009

"Excellent reportage—highly recommended for would-be journalists as well as those interested in geopolitics."
Eye-opening look at the drug war in Colombia, which involves lots of American troops and money. 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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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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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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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 >