Search Results: "Natalee Caple"


BOOK REVIEW

MACKEREL SKY by Natalee Caple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2004

"A black-tinged caper narrated nicely in quick short chapters that waste little time in setting scenes as they move the tale along."
The American debut of Canadian novelist and poet Caple is a Montreal-set thriller about the rise and fall of a family of counterfeiters. Read full book review >

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IN CALAMITY'S WAKE by Natalee Caple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Calling her novel a work of metahistoriographic fiction, Caple has concocted an atmospheric, sometimes-soaring, but increasingly uneven amalgam of research and lyrical prose. Only fitfully successful."
Who was Calamity Jane? A liquor-loving wild woman? A dime-novel invention? The daughter she abandoned sets out to discover the truth in an impressionistic portrait of frontier days. Read full book review >

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WORM GETS A JOB by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Not quite as clever as Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm (2003), but close. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Suddenly faced with a need to raise cash, the limbless protagonist of Well Done, Worm! (2000) and Wow! Read full book review >

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A NIGHT AT THE ZOO by Kathy Caple
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Young animal lovers will find much to laugh at here. (Early reader. 3-6)"
One boy, one dad, one cellphone and one ill-timed nap add up to one crazy trip to the zoo. Read full book review >

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DUCK & COMPANY by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

"Snap this one up—it's sure to fly off the shelves. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Duck and Rat co-own a bookstore, and this easy reader's five chapters offer a charming glimpse into the highs and lows of their workaday life. Read full book review >

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HILLARY TO THE RESCUE by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Talk about a feckless boob: a story could be built on his irresponsibility alone. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Be prepared" is the message in this sweet but nearly catatonic tale. Read full book review >

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FOX AND BEAR by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"(Easy reader. 4-8)"
Four mildly amusing episodes in the life of two friends: each in turn gets annoyed with the other for a well-intentioned trick; they pack so much stuff for camping that the only sensible thing to do is stay home and have a picnic; etc. Nothing extraordinary, but Caple's amiable text and her gentle, cartoon- style illustrations in varied frames make this a good choice where more easy readers are needed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIMP by Kathy Caple
by Kathy Caple, illustrated by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Caple (Fox and Bear, 1992, etc.) has written a ho-hum book about sticking up for yourself with boxed-in, cartoon-style illustrations to match. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Arnold the piglet is a classic wimp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRIENDSHIP TREE by Kathy Caple
Released: March 15, 2000

"Friendly. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Diversion centering around a tree marks three seasons of a friendship in this book of short chapters and simple vocabulary intended for beginning readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARRING HILLARY by Kathy Caple
Released: March 2, 1999

The diet revolution, formally reserved for adolescents and adults, takes front and center stage in a picture book that purports to be a lesson in self-esteem. Read full book review >

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MAMA LOVES ME FROM AWAY by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Young readers will empathize with Sugar; those in the same situation will no doubt be comforted. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Separated by a prison sentence, a child and her mother find ways to stay connected in this affecting story. Read full book review >