Search Results: "Ruth Kassinger"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2010

"The author colorfully describes her new herbaceous friends and writes about family and mortality with a colloquial zest."
A cancer survivor's foray into horticulture and healing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"A delightful book, fun to read and share—green thumb not required."
From award-winning history and science writer Kassinger (Paradise Under Glass: An Amateur Creates a Conservatory Garden, 2010, etc.), an informal, entertaining account of how early researchers discovered how plants work and what scientists are still learning about plants today. Read full book review >

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HOLDING HANDS WITH HEROES by Jack Kassinger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2010

"Kassinger's depiction of intelligence gathering at ground level is engrossing and rings with real-McCoy authenticity."
Kassinger presents an unvarnished memoir of his days in the field as a CIA support officer. Read full book review >

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HEDGEHOG'S MAGIC TRICKS by Ruth Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"A lovely lesson: If at first you don't succeed...then count on your friends to help get it right. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In story and artwork as delicate as milkweed floss, Paul tells the story of young Hedgehog's tribulations as a budding magician. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF TWO MICE by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"In design and plot something of an anti-Peter Rabbit, this unusual adventure beckons preschoolers ready for a chill or two. (Novelty/picture book. 4-8)"
"Once upon a time, there was a big old house." Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS by Ruth Sanderson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The good news is there's no need to choose; buy both and feature them on holiday gift lists. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
It's a golden year when two equally artistically rendered versions of this classic story are published. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO MUMBAI by Ruth Jeyaveeran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"For a sweeping, evocative glimpse of India's spectacular diversity, young readers could do no better than this good-humored, vivacious debut. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Young Shoba and her long-tailed companion Fuzzy Patel are off to a monkey wedding in Mumbai (Bombay)—but the road turns out to be longer than expected, looping about much of India, as a closing map reveals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"The soft, color-saturated, often patterned gouache illustrations—pleasingly diverse in format and occasionally presented as vertical spreads—are childlike and appealing, but still don't earn the book its puffed-up title. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Spectacular adventures" is a hippo-sized overstatement in this story of Sophie, a dreamy hippo who's hungry for action. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW PRINCESS by Ruth Sanderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The page spread of the Snow Princess in her snowflake-studded, ermine-trimmed cloak, her dark hair afloat, with her hand resting on a striding polar bear, will make little girls in particular swoon. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sanderson tells a romantic tale of the daughter of Father Frost and Mother Spring. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA by Ruth Sanderson
adapted by Ruth Sanderson, illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A Cinderella for Sanderson fans. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
The author-illustrator of The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring (2001) works her particular beguilement over Cinderella, using the Perrault story with elements from the Grimms. Read full book review >

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MAD SUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by Ruth Brown
Released: May 1, 1999

"With the extravagant improbabilities of the rhymes to entertain the younger set and intricate word games to engage older readers, Brown's homage to the absurd has wide appeal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Brown (Toad, 1997, etc.) delves into a visual and verbal world of M.C. Escher proportions. Read full book review >

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TOAD by Ruth Brown
by Ruth Brown, illustrated by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Exquisitely slimy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gloopy, gloppy, bumpy, and lumpy: Toads provide slews of onomatopoeic opportunities for writers, and plenty of potential for artists interested in drawing warts, slime, and muck. Read full book review >