Search Results: "Caroline Pitcher"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2000

"The beautiful illustrations are full of the laps and curves of the ocean, the brilliant colors of sea and sky, and the gorgeous reds and dusky browns of fabric, interiors, skin tones, and shells. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
A resonant, evocative tale about a lonely woman and the child of the sea who becomes her dearest companion. Read full book review >

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CAROLINE by Sarah Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"Beguiling, pulse-pounding historical fiction."
The Ingalls family loads everything they own onto a wagon and heads west from Wisconsin to the unsettled Kansas Territory, but this time, the tale is told from Caroline's perspective. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER DRAGON by Caroline Pitcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A reassuring story with a touch of fantasy for the night-light gang. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With the help of a paper dragon and his own imagination, a young boy confronts his fear of the dark. Read full book review >

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AFTER CAROLINE by Kay Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Nothing groundbreaking here, but Joanna is a likably quirky heroine, and the suspense is sustained admirably right up to the very end."
Paperback veteran Hooper comes through with thrills, chills, and plenty of romance in her second hardcover (after Amanda, 1995), this time with an energetic—if formulaic—murder mystery with a clever twist. Read full book review >

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TIME FOR BED, LITTLE ONE by Caroline Pitcher
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Macnaughton's signature luminous pastels depict cuddlesome wild creatures and serene, unsullied landscapes—an idealism that many families will cherish. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bedtime stories about animals that sleep in daytime are increasingly numerous, but this one, about a young fox who stays up past its dawn bedtime, stands out sweetly. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST OWL by Caroline Pitcher
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"While a positive message about varied developmental speed is always welcome, Leo the Late Bloomer remains the more authentic and emotionally satisfying way to meet this need. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Four white eggs lie in the nest in the willow tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PITCHER by William Elliott Hazelgrove
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An engaging, well-written sports story with plenty of human drama—this one is a solid hit. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Hazelgrove knits a host of social issues into a difficult but believable tale in which junior high-age Ricky has a gift: He can throw a mean fastball. Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE FOREST by Caroline Pitcher
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Morris's beautiful, often full-bleed watercolors of non-anthropomorphized animals in their natural habitat further distinguish this quiet story about grace, humility, and identity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Tiger was born fluffy and small, with his eyes tight shut." Read full book review >

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RUN WITH THE WIND by Caroline Pitcher
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"Handsome illustrations can't keep the story from feeling a little pat, and the mother is—for readers—callous. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pitcher's story of separation anxiety, here played out by a foal and its mother, will have relevance to children who have experienced similar worries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHRISTMAS CAROLINE by Kyle Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"The Scrooge is the same, but the message is muffled."
A chick-lit tweak of the Dickens classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PITCHER SHOWER by Donald Harington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Harington rides again."
The Depression years are made a mite less depressing by the likable protagonist of this latest of Harington's ongoing Arkansas Ozark chronicles. Read full book review >