Search Results: "Ruth Kassinger"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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BAD DOG FLASH by Ruth Paul
by Ruth Paul, illustrated by Ruth Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"This No, David! with a canine protagonist should appeal to a broad audience, whether dog lovers or not. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A humorous story about a lovable, troublemaking puppy. Read full book review >

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SAINTS by Ruth Sanderson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Young people might be particularly drawn to Catherine, pictured with both a book and a sword, and portrayed almost as a princess on the striking cover. (index) (Collective biography. 9-12)"
Forty stories of Christian saints from the first millennium are illustrated with appropriately gorgeous, pencil-and-oils-on-paper art. Read full book review >

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THE CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN by Ruth Sanderson
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Sanderson's lush, detailed oil paintings are perfectly suited to the theater of fairy tale, where blood red bays may be summoned by a whistle's trill, and heroes climb mountains of crystal to reach palaces inhabited by velvet-clothed princesses. (Picture book/folklore. 7-10)"
A retelling of the Chinese legend of the magic brocade, here set in 15th-century Europe, combined with elements from the Norwegian tale about the princess and the glass hill. Read full book review >

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PAPA GATTO by Ruth Sanderson
adapted by Ruth Sanderson, illustrated by Ruth Sanderson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"And if there's little here that readers haven't seen before, it's so remarkably executed that it's well worth seeing again. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Cinderella meets Puss-in-Boots in a tale that takes place against the opulent backdrop of 16th-century Italy. 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 >