Books by Patricia McMahon

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Delightful. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Telling about her adoption of Claire Guan Yu, McMahon successfully puts together personal true inter-country adoption experiences with cozy fictional dialogue between her and her daughter: "Hey, big girl, would you like to help me? Read full book review >
DANCING WHEELS by Patricia McMahon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An excellent book for helping children and adults expand their understanding about the abilities of the 'disabled.' (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
A stereotype about people with disabilities is shattered by this introduction to a dance company known as Dancing Wheels, a group composed of "sit down" and "stand-up" dancers. Read full book review >
ONE BELFAST BOY by Patricia McMahon
Released: March 1, 1999

"This book provides a realistic glimpse of a place where peace has taken a fragile hold, and offers a reminder that the dreams of children can flourish amid misery. (map) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
It's hard for most US readers to imagine what it is like to grow up amid ongoing violence, but that is what Liam's life has been in Belfast. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"The book is an excellent slice of living theater—with the text rolling along, the full- color photographs sharp, the colors and array of sights blinding, and the mood disarmingly matter-of-fact and authentic. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
A weekend in the life of a Chinese girl in Hong Kong is the subject of this photo-essay from McMahon (Chi-Hoon, 1993), who does a good job of drawing universal parallels and regional distinctions. Read full book review >
CHI-HOON by Patricia McMahon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 1993

"Still, a handsome, informative, and readable photo-essay. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
A typical week in the life of a high-spirited eight-year-old in Seoul, emphasizing her wish to be properly dutiful and respectful (paramount cultural values in Korea) in order to win a prize at school, with excerpts from her diary (the days in Korean characters) and a wealth of information about names, foods, schools, and the city of Seoul. Read full book review >