Search Results: "Darcy Pattison"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS by Darcy Woods
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"A perfectly acceptable beach read. (Romance. 12-18)"
A girl who believes in astrology tries to follow her star chart to find her true love. Read full book review >

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THE HAWK IS HUNGRY by D'Arcy McNickle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 1992

"Sometimes old-fashioned in tone but right in line with the multicultural and debunking thrust of today's New Western History."
Sixteen stories, ten edited from previously unpublished manuscripts, provide unromantic views of the American West, observations of urban sophistication and prejudice, and insight into the life and creative work of author/political leader McNickle (1904-77), perhaps the most influential Native American of his era. Read full book review >

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BONE MOUNTAIN by Eliot Pattison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"Only very, very serious readers need apply."
Sprung from a forced labor camp, disgraced Beijing Public Security Investigator Shan Tao Yan is now, in his third appearance (Water Touching Stone, 2001, etc.), a somewhat wiser, certainly sadder investigator of mysteries both metaphysical and mundane. Read full book review >

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ORIGINAL DEATH by Eliot Pattison
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Duncan's third mystery (Eye of the Raven, 2010, etc.), rich in period detail, is often somber and unblinking in its portrayal of a dark period in history."
The French and Indian War provides a backdrop for a complex tale of clashing cultures and mass murder. Read full book review >

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BONE RATTLER by Eliot Pattison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The densely plotted historical adventure from Edgar-winning Pattison (Prayer of the Dragon, 2007, etc.) provides just enough whodunit to keep the hero and the reader on the frontier trail."
A hapless Scottish hero caught in the middle of the bloody French and Indian Wars unravels an intricate murder plot. Read full book review >

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THE LORD OF DEATH by Eliot Pattison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"A whodunit wrapped in a socio-political thriller, all the more valuable for its timeliness. Shan's sixth case (Prayer of the Dragon, 2007, etc.) is aimed at readers who savor subtlety and complexity."
Step by perilous step, Inspector Shan gets tangled in another complex and sensitive investigation. Read full book review >