Search Results: "Rupert Kingfisher"


BOOK REVIEW

KINGFISHER by Patricia A. McKillip
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Fantasy lovers looking for a lighter touch amid all those vampires, zombies, werewolves, and industrial-strength malefactors will find this a refreshing change of pace."
A delicately wrought, twinkle-eyed fantasy from the accomplished author of The Bards of Bone Plain (2010, etc.).Read full book review >

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MADAME PAMPLEMOUSSE AND HER INCREDIBLE EDIBLES by Rupert Kingfisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Hellard's black-and-white line drawings help to keep this concoction lighter than air: Like a good soufflé, it puffs over the top but holds together for a delectable treat. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Young Madeleine is the best chef at the Squealing Pig, run by her uncle, Monsieur Lard, a greedy bully who turns every recipe into a greasy disaster. Read full book review >

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RUPERT HUGHES by James O. Kemm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"History's verdicts are often unfair, but despite Kemm's best, belabored efforts to resurrect Cousin Rupert's reputation, he's arguing a losing case. (30 b&w photos)"
A tediously enthusiastic biography of a once celebrated man of letters. Read full book review >

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RUPERT EVERETT by Rupert Everett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"The funny, unromantic side of an actor's life: eternally unfulfilled, vacillating between giggly highs and malicious lows."
The English actor dishes on fame, lack of fame and his peripatetic quest for a film project that isn't a complete disaster. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2002

"But Murdoch is nothing if not a survivor, and Chenoweth's lively biography pays due respect to a slippery but tenacious fellow."
A roller-coaster ride through the life and self-made world of the Australian billionaire. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A KINGFISHER by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"Beaton combines an influx of quirky characters with her old favorites (Death of a Chimney Sweep, 2011, etc.), even though the plot this time is a wee bit far-fetched."
An innovative plan to increase tourism in the Highland town of Braikie goes terribly wrong. Read full book review >

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RUPERT CAN DANCE by Jules Feiffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A happy romp for terpsichorean cat lovers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A feline and his girl become a dancing duo. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP, RUPERT! by Mike Twohy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Preschoolers will bleat for a repeat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rupert the Rooster just wants to sleep in! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND RUPERT GOODY by Barbara O’Connor
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"Perhaps wisely, the author doesn't deal with the issues of Rupert's mixed race or out-of-wedlock birth; the townspeople accept it, Jennalee eventually accepts it, and readers are expected to accept it as well. (Fiction. 10-12)"
From O'Connor (Beethoven in Paradise, 1997), a second novel grounded by a clear sense of place, and by the well-defined characters who inhabit it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KINGFISHER SPACE ENCYCLOPEDIA by Mike Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Handsome, at first glance, and up to date enough to include a spread on Global Positioning Systems—but one of the dimmer stars in the topical firmament. (print, Web and film resources) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A routine sweep through matters astronomical, more suitable (despite the title) for casual browsing than research or quick reference. Read full book review >

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BABY ANIMALS ON THE FARM by Kingfisher
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2010

"Otherwise, pretty darn appealing. (Board book. 1-3)"
A pink piglet with black patches over its eyes stares out at readers. Read full book review >

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WHO'S THAT...PLAYING? by Kingfisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Both this and its companion are winning additions to this effective nonfiction series for the youngest learners. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Adorable photos of ducklings, bear cubs, penguin chicks, piglets and more at play. Read full book review >