Search Results: "Robin Karr-Morse"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A wake-up call? Absolutely. Readers don't need to buy all the data to get the message, especially where events in America and abroad conspire to increase child poverty and deprivation."
Investigation of the importance of attachment between baby and caretaker—usually the mother—in setting the path to physical and mental health. Read full book review >

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MAGIC PICKLE by Scott Morse
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Diverting and dill-ectable. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
Different plot, different format, same cast: Running in parallel to published chapter-book episodes such as Magic Pickle and the Planet of the Grapes (2007), this scenario-setter introduces the bulked-up cuke superhero. Read full book review >

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MAGIC PICKLE AND THE PLANET OF THE GRAPES by Scott Morse
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Readers will be smirkin' at the exploits of this gherkin. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
When the whole planet's in a dilly of a dilemma, who ya gonna call? Read full book review >

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XVI by Julia Karr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 6, 2011

"Otherwise, a fun little thriller for the abstinence romantics. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
In Nina's world, children have GPS trackers until they turn 18, and surveillance satellites monitor for subversive talk. Read full book review >

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IN THE KAISER'S CLUTCH by Kathleen Karr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 25, 1995

"The plot is stuffed with cornball jokes, wooden dialogue, and clichÇd happy family scenes; the German characters are reduced to thick-accented, shifty-eyed, bravado-spouting villains, and the novel ultimately becomes as jingoistic as the fictional serial at its core. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Karr (The Cave, 1994, etc.) chooses the silent film studios during WW I as a backdrop for twin adolescent film stars Fitzhugh and Nelly Dalton's discovery of a ring of German sympathizers. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF MEMOIR by Mary Karr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A generous and singularly insightful examination of memoir."
A bestselling nonfiction writer offers spirited commentary about memoir, the literary form that has become synonymous with her name. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN BANDORA by Leona Karr
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Karr."
In small-town Colorado, petite and plucky Addie Devore, editor of the weekly Bandora Bulletin, finally has stop-the-presses news: someone has murdered old reprobate drunk Shorty Banks, who was discovered in the town's Rattlesnake Saloon, one of the Old West mining camp replicas put up by the historical society. Read full book review >

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THE CAVE by Kathleen Karr
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Fine period detail and masterful writing grace Karr's (Gideon and the Mummy Professor, 1993, etc.) story of quiet courage during hard times. (Fiction. 10+)"
Three years into a drought in Depression-era South Dakota, while Christine's father is preparing to leave his farm and take his family to California, Christine and her little brother Michael are hiding an amazing secret—a cave they found in the nearby hills, filled with wonders beyond imagining. Read full book review >

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LIT by Mary Karr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Will ring as true in American-lit classrooms as in church support groups—an absolute gem that secures Karr's place as one of the best memoirists of her generation."
Acclaimed poet and bestselling memoirist Karr (English Literature/Syracuse Univ.; Sinners Welcome: Poems, 2006, etc.) deftly covers a vast stretch of her life—age 17 to her present 50. Read full book review >

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EXILED by Kathleen Karr
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"A gem. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In the tradition of Robert Lawson, a fascinating (if short-lived) chapter of US military history is brought to life by a most unusual narrator. Read full book review >

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GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SET ME FREE by Kathleen Karr
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"A splendid historical note details the actual events and individuals that inspired the novel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Based on historical events that would seem incredible if fictitious, this fast-paced outing places itself in a Massachusetts women's prison in 1914. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"A happy, rip-roaring adventure, capped by a whirlwind of marriages, family reunions, and wishes fulfilled. (Fiction. 11-14)"