Search Results: "Kristin Kladstrup"


BOOK REVIEW

GARDEN PRINCESS by Kristin Kladstrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"An original fairy tale that will suit young romantics to a T. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Princess Adela's great-great-great grandfather thought he had declared an end to magic. In fact, the powerful Hortensia had driven all other practitioners away, leaving the field fertile for her own purposes. Now it is up to Adela to rescue the youth Hortensia has bewitched. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF STORY BEGINNINGS by Kristin Kladstrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The resolution spans the storied world and Lucy's own; committed fantasy fans might enjoy the metaphysical journey. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Magic connects three generations of the Iowan Martin family in this densely plotted fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE NUTCRACKER MICE by Kristin Kladstrup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Dance, drama, and a star turn make this a page-turning tale. (author's note) (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
Ballet is beautiful for a mouse ballerina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GINGERBREAD PIRATES by Kristin Kladstrup
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An extra-large format makes this a fine choice for reading aloud to a group. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Captain Cookie is a gingerbread pirate, leader of a batch of buccaneer cookies baked by a boy named Jim and his mom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2001

"An engrossing addition to the popular literature of WWII—and a treat for oenophiles as well."
Vin ordinaire goes to war—and lives to tell the tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY LAST PROMISE by Kristin Halbrook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"A devastating, important examination of the far-reaching, insidious nature of rape culture. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A small-town girl is forced to choose between doing the right thing or fitting in after a night of unforgettable violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"This engaging story, with its emphasis on the impact of friendship and on finding one's voice when it is most important to be heard, will no doubt appeal to a broad range of readers and inspire many interesting conversations. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The remarkable story of the Little Rock Nine is familiar to many, but what happened next? In this quietly powerful page-turner, Levine focuses her attention on the events that unfolded in Little Rock the year after the integration of the city's public schools. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER GATE by Kristin Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Tender and magical. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Wynn is a sweet-natured 11-year-old with physical and mental challenges that have caused her to be labeled a changeling and hidden away with her mother in a lonely hut far from the serfs' village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2006

"A standout in this season's deluge of war books, bringing a vital, often overlooked perspective on America's ongoing debates about Iraq."
An eye-opening account of war's reach into military homes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMMY’S HOUSE by Kristin Gore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2007

"Despite a few wicked sparks (the reality show starring the ex-president is priceless), Gore's satire is more affectionate than biting."
In this jokey, sometimes juicy romance-and-politics comedy, the eponymous heroine, who was a senatorial aide in Gore's first novel (Sammy's Hill, 2004), finds herself working in a scandal-ridden White House, territory Al's daughter obviously knows well. Read full book review >