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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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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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 >

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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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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 >

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THE LAST FAERIE QUEEN by Chelsea Pitcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 8, 2015

"An enjoyable-enough read for high-fantasy fans and readers with a substantial tolerance for blood. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
In this sequel to The Last Changeling (2014), set entirely in Faerie, faerie princess and revolutionary Elora, supported by Taylor and a handful of other human stalwarts, continues her mission to free the faerie underclass as conflict between Bright and Dark intensifies. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CHANGELING by Chelsea Pitcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"A series opener with appeal for fantasy fans, especially those at home with faerie conventions (think Seelie and Unseelie courts). (Fantasy. 13-18)"
A faerie princess on a quest falls for an appealing teen who's grieving a recent loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Realistic, gritty and uplifting. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jamie lives in a bizarre world, where a sister can die in a bombing, and the only way to bring Mum and Dad together is by auditioning for Britain's Biggest Talent Show. Read full book review >

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SILENCE IS GOLDFISH by Annabel Pitcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 17, 2016

"An unflinchingly honest portrayal of anguish. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Unable to face a devastating secret, 15-year-old Tess tries unsuccessfully to run away to London. Read full book review >

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THE DOGS WHO CAME TO STAY by George Pitcher
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1995

"With a touch of Cleveland Armory and Peter Gethers, this work, charmingly illustrated by Tom George, surely deserves its own place in the pet literature spotlight. (photos, not seen)"
A four-hankie story about two Princeton University bachelor professors and the dogs who adopt them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HATCHING CHICKS IN ROOM 6 by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Arnold captures the joy and mystery of this familiar unit of study. (glossary, websites, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
It's a lucky kindergartner who gets to witness the miracle of life through the incubation of eggs. Read full book review >