Search Results: "Darcy Pattison"


BOOK REVIEW

19 GIRLS AND ME by Darcy Pattison
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Pattison's adept and amusing depiction of this early battle between the sexes and her harmonious solution is ideal for readers of any gender. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Daunted by the prospect of 19 female classmates, kindergartener John Hercules Po is determined to turn them into tomboys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEARCHING FOR OLIVER K. WOODMAN by Darcy Pattison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"As with its predecessor, understatement and ambiguity are everything; Oliver's fans will happily embrace both. (Picture book. 5-8)"
That intrepid hitchhiking doll is back—and gone, as his repeat trek from South Carolina to California goes terribly awry, and Tameka enlists the help of Paige Hall, an investigative reporter, to track him down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRAIRIE STORMS by Darcy Pattison
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"Best for classrooms or school libraries looking to plump their science collections. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A passel of prairie wildlife weathers a year of storms. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY OF OLIVER K. WOODMAN by Darcy Pattison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"All geography lessons should be this much fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An epistolary picture book whimsically teaches geography, encouraging readers to follow the peregrinations of a life-sized wooden figure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESERT BATHS by Darcy Pattison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"A useful classroom teaching tool; it is also available in Spanish. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Throughout a day and night, a dozen U.S. desert animals demonstrate that not all animals use water to bathe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUE DARCY SPIRIT by Elizabeth Aston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"Light historical romance with the benefit of a sterling pedigree."
For Jane Austen lovers, this latest take on the Darcy clan offers an amusing addition to the literature of Regency London's mores. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIVER DRAGON by Darcy Pattison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"Illustrated in dramatic watercolors that capture both the subtleties of the human interaction and the dragon's overwhelming presence; a satisfying, well-told debut. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An original tale designed to display the characteristics of Chinese (as opposed to European) dragons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARCY AND ELIZABETH by Linda Berdoll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Not without charm, but too bloated and overheated to be enjoyed as light-hearted fun."
There are Jane Austen fans, and there are Jane Austen spin-off fans. Sometimes they merge, but probably not while reading Berdoll's bawdy second novel about the Darcys (Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, 2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BATTLE OF DARCY LANE by Tara Altebrando
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Despite the evergreen theme, Julia's whining is more likely to turn readers off than help them relate to her. (Fiction. 9-11)"
As soon as new neighbor Alyssa shows up, Taylor is mesmerized, leaving best friend Julia feeling threatened. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APRIL UPSTAIRS; DARCY DOWNSTAIRS by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: Nov. 30, 1990

In the first of these companion titles, April moves into the top half of a house where her cousin Darcy already lives, and enters exclusive Fairfield Academy. Read full book review >