Books by Patricia MacCarthy

RUN, ELEPHANT, RUN by Patricia MacCarthy
Released: March 1, 2018

"Any child who has been lost will relate to this story; the language and illustrations will make it a joy to read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
During a big storm, Little Elephant panics when he gets lost in the rainforest. Can he find his way back to safety? Read full book review >
MOON FOREST by Patricia MacCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A bracing and beautiful antidote to cute-animals-in-the-forest stories. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"Freedom… / and survival!" exult the last words of text in this exquisitely rendered full-spread, full-bleed series of watercolor-and-colored-pencil images. Read full book review >
DOWN THE DRAGON’S TONGUE by Margaret Mahy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An enormously fun and joyous book that works equally well as a group read-aloud or one-on-one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Prospero is a staid businessman who loves the well-ordered world at his office. Read full book review >
THE FIVE SISTERS by Margaret Mahy
Released: March 1, 1997

"A superb story, gracefully told. (Fiction. 8+)"
A premise prettily developed in Elise Kleven's Paper Princess (1994) takes a profound turn in the hands of Mahy (Tingleberries, Tuckertubs and Telephones, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
BOOM, BABY, BOOM, BOOM! by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"One yummy book. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Wonderful whimsy and delicious silliness in this read-aloud from Mahy (The Five Sisters, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
CAT AND KIT by Jenny Koralek
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1995

"Bold visual elements make it an ideal book to share with a group. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The British origins of this gorgeously illustrated tale are discernible in the presence of badgers and double-decker buses and in echoes of Rudyard Kipling's ``The Cat that Walked by Himself.'' Foundling Kit is taught the ways of the farm and the woods by wise old Cat, but is sent to town by a farmer as a present for his grandson. Read full book review >
17 KINGS AND 42 ELEPHANTS by Margaret Mahy
Released: Sept. 30, 1987

"This should perk up the most jaded group; its merry rhythm begs for a physical response."
A rollicking nonsense rhyme, first published (with different illustrations) in Britain in 1972. Read full book review >