Search Results: "Ruthie Knapp"


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WHO STOLE MONA LISA? by Ruthie Knapp
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A gem. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This inventive book's $20,000 Pyramid category would be "What Mona Lisa Might Say." Read full book review >

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IMPRESSIONIST ART by Ruthie Knapp
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"After a trip to a museum, this little book makes a great wrap-up, with suggestions for activities and snappy marginalia to get children to think about what they've seen. (index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
This entry in the Off the Wall Museum Guides for Kids series is a pocket-sized offering of tasty art tidbits, but the book may actually prove more useful after the field trip, in the classroom or at home, than in the museum—most provide plenty of visual and printed stimulus during a visit. Read full book review >

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THE GO GO DOGS by Jennifer Knapp
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"In some ways, the art recalls Maira Kalman's work, without her skill; the adventures resemble those of her Max, without the wit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A first-person narrator introduces "my dogs," one who ponders astrophysics and one is "too busy barking to waste time thinking." Read full book review >

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SKYLARK by Ruthie Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A sometimes-dark but always buoyant novel of life beyond motherhood and family."
A pleasant tale of family and one woman's quest to live a fulfilled life. Read full book review >

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GAL by Ruthie Bolton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"An inspiring journey of a contemporary pilgrim who, beset by all the worst demons, learned to love and forgive. (Author tour)"
A young African-American woman born and raised in Charleston, SC, movingly relates in unsparing detail her struggle to overcome a legacy of abuse and neglect. Read full book review >

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BLOODSUCKERS by Ron Knapp
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"For those who believe that science is sufficiently compelling on its own, the overall treatment of this material is rather sensationalized. (notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in the Weird and Wacky Science series presents the many creatures that suck blood: mosquitoes, vampire bats, head lice, lampreys, fleas, and leeches. Read full book review >

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SHADY TRAILS IN A LIGHT FOG by Colin Knapp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A respectable first outing by Knapp, featuring tales that aren't for the faint of heart."
A debut collection of 20 short stories in which many characters struggle to survive and some find hope and redemption. Read full book review >

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UP UP, DOWN DOWN by Cheston Knapp
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A writer's up-and-down search for profundity in the insecure and unrefined corners of his life."
Tin House managing editor Knapp debuts with a collection of essays that attempt to balance highbrow and lowbrow elements. Read full book review >

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APPETITES by Caroline Knapp
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"An eloquent voice that will be missed."
Final memoir from the late Knapp (Pack of Two, 1998, etc.), this one recording her decades-long struggle with anorexia. Read full book review >

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DRINKING by Caroline Knapp
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

Boston columnist and New Woman contributing editor Knapp writes with unflinching honesty about her 20 years as an alcoholic, her struggle to overcome the addiction, and the special peril facing women drinkers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A levelheaded, lucid guide to stock investing."
Van Knapp offers a friendly and comprehensive system for investing in stocks. Read full book review >