Search Results: "Denise Lewis Patrick"


BOOK REVIEW

FINDING SOMEPLACE by Denise Lewis Patrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A perfect storm of suspense and fine character building. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Anticipation, fear, excitement, and dread coalesce as a girl's 13th birthday collides with a terrible force of nature: Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF SOULS by Denise Lewis Patrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"Shocking, informative and powerful, this volume offers spectacular literary snapshots of black history and culture. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Eight short stories with long memory cut to the quick—all the more as they could be true. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF MIDNIGHT SON by Denise Lewis Patrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is a serious character study, work of historical fiction, and action-adventure rolled into one. (map) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Patrick (The Car Washing Street, 1993, etc.) delivers an unusual cowboy adventure tale, told through the eyes of a runaway slave, Midnight Son, 13. Read full book review >

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THE CAR WASHING STREET by Denise Lewis Patrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A simple story, celebrating the joys of a special kind of good fun; Ward captures the good humor in admirable style, in open, realistic paintings that depict these African-Americans and their Latino neighbors as vibrant, friendly, and full of purpose. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On a summer day, Matthew enjoys a familiar happening: Though his family doesn't own a car, he and Daddy—on a tidy street of brownstones with generous stoops—watch their neighbors wash theirs. Read full book review >

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RED DANCING SHOES by Denise Lewis Patrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 1993

"A likable vignette. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A child is so delighted with her new shoes that she dances around the neighborhood showing them off until she trips and gets them muddy, a calamity easily remedied with polish—a simple incident that makes a good showcase for a warmhearted African- American family depicted living in a comfortable suburb. Read full book review >

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TUGG AND TEENY by J. Patrick Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: March 2, 2011

"Emergent readers will identify with Teeny as someone learning new skills, and her can-do attitude, emboldened by a supportive community, is a great model for attaining success. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Another odd couple makes its foray into beginning-reader territory with three stories about Teeny the monkey's efforts to realize her artistic potential while best friend Tugg the gorilla cheers her on. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"Natchev's paintings have the delicate and sumptuous qualities of religious icons, resembling the tapestries on which other grand stories have been told, but far funnier. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A thrilling story, at once preposterous and divinely ingenious. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A spectacular collection—'And,' the editor notes with remarkable understatement, 'the pictures are pretty nice too!' (Poetry. 7-12)"
Gathered by the United States children's poet laureate, 200 (mostly) lighthearted poems from the likes of Basho and Ben Franklin, Leadbelly, Jack Prelutsky and Joyce Sidman share space with eye-popping animal photographs. Read full book review >

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M IS FOR MONSTER by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Readers who delve into this title will find their interests piqued; they'll be ready to move on to other works that explore these menacing fantastical beings more fully. (Informational picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Need an introduction to many of the creepy creatures of legends and fantasy books? Look no further—this alphabet book of monsters provides the need-to-know information. Read full book review >

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WORLD RAT DAY by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Though it's bumpy, it's still a novel way to add some zany celebrations to the family or classroom calendar. (Poetry. 5-8)"
The Children's Poet Laureate takes a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the weird and wacky holidays that never quite make it onto commercially printed calendars. Read full book review >

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IF YOU WERE A CHOCOLATE MUSTACHE by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Verse seekers could do worser than to swallow down this course of funky, funny forms of wordy wit. (Poetry. 6-12)"
Prolific versifier, author, riddlizer (etc.) Lewis offers this mostly new (a few appeared in magazines or anthologies) collection of laughs and linguistic lampoons. Read full book review >