Kathy P. (kathyplank) - Reviews

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The Borrowers Afield (Borrowers, Bk 2)
The Borrowers Afield (Borrowers, Bk 2)
Author: Mary Norton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/29/2006


NOTE: This book is part of a boxed set of 5 books which include:
The Borrowers
The Borrowers Afloat
The Borrowers Aloft
The Borrowers Avenged
The Borrowers Afield

All 5 books need to be requested at the same time, and I will include the box for the set.


The Borrowers Aloft: Plus the short tale Poor Stainless
The Borrowers Aloft: Plus the short tale Poor Stainless
Author: Mary Norton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/29/2006


NOTE: This book is part of a boxed set of 5 books which include:
The Borrowers
The Borrowers Afloat
The Borrowers Aloft
The Borrowers Avenged
The Borrowers Afield

All 5 books need to be requested at the same time, and I will include the box for the set.


The Borrowers Boxed Set
The Borrowers Boxed Set
Author: Mary Norton
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 12/29/2006


NOTE: This is a boxed set of five books:
The Borrowers
The Borrowers Aloft
The Borrowers Afield
The Borrowers Afloat
The Borrowers Avenged


Catseye (Korwar/Dipple, Bk 1)
Catseye (Korwar/Dipple, Bk 1)
Author: Andre Norton
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/28/2007


Even the harsh life of the slums of the planet Korwar had not prepared young Troy Horan for the strange goings on at Kyger's exotic pet shop. somehow he could hear the minds of th Terran animals - and their warnings of danger saved his life more than once.

Then the pet shop owner was brutally murdered, and Troy found himself in the middle of a frightening and far-reaching intrigue. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, he ran for the wilderness in a perilous quest to save the animals and himself.


A Celtic Miscellany : Translations from the Celtic Literature (Penguin Classics)
Review Date: 3/5/2007


By drawing on both the poetry and the prose of all six Celtic languages, this "Celtic Miscellany" succeeds in reflecting the extraordinary depth and deiversity of Celtic literature. Skilfully and sensitively arranged by theme (from heroic tales, Bardic poetry and elegies, to the literature of love, nature, magic and religion), the anthology provides a unique insight into the Celtic mind from the earliest times to the 19th century.


Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2)
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister (Children of the Red King, Bk 2)
Author: Jenny Nimmo
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/28/2006


Time is running out for Charlie Bone. Charlie hopes that the new term at Bloor's Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916. With the scheming Yewbeam aunts on the prowl, and the Bloors out to catch him, Henry will need Charlie's help just to stay alive. Bloor's Academy can be a very dangerous place...


Claudia and the New Girl (Baby-Sitters Club, Bk 12)
Claudia and the New Girl (Baby-Sitters Club, Bk 12)
Author: Ann M. Martin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/1/2007


Claudia has always been the most outrageous girl in her class...until Ashley Wyeth comes along. Ashley's really different - she dresses in hippie clothes, wears six earrings, and is the most fantastic artist Claudia has ever met.
Ashley says Claudia has artistic talent, too. She thinks Claudia should spend more time on her "calling" and forget about the Babysitters Club: It's just a waste of time.
The Babysitters are sick of Ashley Wyeth, and they think Claudia's a traitor. Claudia's got to decide: either the Babysitters Club or the new girl - one of them's got to go!


Cliffhanger (Mysteries in Our National Park)
Cliffhanger (Mysteries in Our National Park)
Author: Gloria Skurzynski, Alane Ferguson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/29/2006
Helpful Score: 1


When a cougar attacks a hiker at Mesa Verde National Park, the Landons have another mystery on their hands.


Collected Plays 2
Collected Plays 2
Author: Wole Soyinka
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 11/29/2006


The ironic development and consequences of "progress" may be traced through both the themes and the tone of the works included in this second volume of Wole Soyinka's plays. "The Lion and the Jewel" shows an ineffectual assault on past tradition soundly defeated. In "Kongi's Harvest", however, the pretensions of Kongi's regime are also fatal. The denouement points the way forward. The two Brother Jero plays pursue that way, the comic "propheteering" of the earlier play giving way to the sardonic reality of "Jero's Metamorphosis". "Madmen and Specialists", Soyinka's most pessimistic play, concerns the physical, mental, and moral destruction of modern civil war.


Crickets Cookery-Canc
Crickets Cookery-Canc
Author: Pauline Watson
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 2/7/2007


Includes simple but tasty recipes that kids can make, along with lots of pictures - and a song to go along with each recipe! Very cute and usable.


Dawn's Wicked Stepsister (Baby-Sitters Club, Bk 31)
Dawn's Wicked Stepsister (Baby-Sitters Club, Bk 31)
Author: Ann M. Martin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/1/2007


Now that Dawn and Mary Anne are friends and sisters, Dawn wants them to do everything together - share a room, talk all night long, wear each other's clothes.
But living with Mary Anne isn't exactly what Dawn expected. Mary Anne brags about having a date to the school dance, her kitten throws up on the rug, and she hogs Dawn's babysitting jobs!
Dawn's always wanted a sister. Instead, she got mary Anne, the wicked stepsister of Stoneybrook!


Deadly Waters - National Park'S Mysteries Series
Deadly Waters - National Park'S Mysteries Series
Author: Gloria Skurzynski, Alane Ferguson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/29/2006


Something's gone wrong in the Everglades. They managees are dying, adn park officials want to find out what's causing the "deadly waters". Can the Landons help?


Escape From Fear (Mysteries in Our National Parks, #9)
Review Date: 12/28/2006


"Lives hang in the balance...tell no one what you have just heard."
Jack Landon and his sister, Ashley, are scared and confused by Cimmaron's words. Less than 24 hours earlier Jack had been daydreaming about snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Virgin Islands National Park. Now, he and Ashley are hopelessly entangled in the affairs of Forrest Winthrop IV, the adopted son of a US diplomat. Who is Cimmaron, and why is Forrest so desperate to save her? Is her life one of the ones at risk, or will helping her put others in jeopardy? Follow the action to Jumbie Bay and see what the full moon reveals!


Every Dog Has His Day (McGrowl, Bk 3)
Every Dog Has His Day (McGrowl, Bk 3)
Author: Bob Balaban
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/1/2007


Thomas and McGrowl are off on a wilderness adventure!
Thomas' class is taking a weekend nature trip to Devil's Island, and his bionic best friend is coming along for the fun. But danger is in the air. Legend has it there's a secret volcano on the island. Could someone be plotting to activate it and destroy Thomas' nearby hometown?
Luckily, Thomas and McGrowl are on the case.


Four Novels
Four Novels
Author: Marguerite Duras
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 11/29/2006


Often compared to the English writer Virginia Woolf, Marguerite Duras is one of the leading writers in France. Here, in one volume, are four short novels which demonstrate her ability to create a sense of dramatic intensity which few others have been able to achieve. Voluntarily limiting herself to a few major characters in these works - from the park-bench couple in "The Square" to the double love triangle in "10:30 on a Summer Night" - Marguerite Duras probes deepy into the complex area of human feelings. Relying heavily on dialogue, and the meanings behind the surface words, the author skillfully evokes a humane atmosphere, to suggest a human situation, to seize and seal the impasses of heroes and heroines dissatisfied with their condition.


The Ghost at Dawn's House (Baby-Sitters Club, Bk 9)
The Ghost at Dawn's House (Baby-Sitters Club, Bk 9)
Author: Ann M. Martin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/1/2007


Dawn has always thought there was a secret passage hidden in her house. But she never thought there was a ghost...until now. All kinds of creepy things go on whenever Dawn's at home. There are even spooky noises behind her bedroom wall!
Dawn is sure there's a ghost in her house. And so are the other Babysitters. But they're so busy with their babysitting jobs that they hardly have time for a ghost hunt. Will Dawn and her friends ever solve the mystery, or will Dawn have to share her house...with a ghost?


The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy Or Everything Your Doctor Won't Tell You
Review Date: 11/6/2006
Helpful Score: 2


A humorous look at the realities of pregnancy - from a former Playboy model and present mother of four - hilarious!


High Risk (Nancy Drew Girl Detective, No 4)
High Risk (Nancy Drew Girl Detective, No 4)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/6/2006


"It looks like Evaline Waters, a River Heights resident, is knee-deep in trouble. A huge corporation is suing her for her land; they want to tear down her house and put up a warehouse. And documentation of the zoning law that would protect Evaline's right to keep her land is missing. Figures! I've got to find that document, but it's hard to focus on the land when I'm cruising at ten thousand feet. See, Ned and I are taking flying lessons, him with Colonel Lang, a friend of his family, and me wtih Frank Beltrano, an instructor at our local airport. It's a good thing I'm good at juggling more than two balls at once. Too bad I'm not the only one."


The History of Scotland for Children
The History of Scotland for Children
Author: Judy Paterson
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 2/12/2007


From the Stone Age to the present day (1999), Scotland's history is an exciting story. Written especially for children, this history allows readers to follow the main sequence of events which shaped a nation.


House Made of Dawn
House Made of Dawn
Author: N. Scott Momaday
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 1.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/29/2006


He was a young American Indian named Abel, and he lived in two worlds. One was that of his father, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, the ecstacy of the drug called peyote. The other was the world of the twentieth century, goading him into a compulsive cycle of sexual exploits, dissipation, and disgust. Home from a foreign war, he was a man being torn apart, a man descending into hell...


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