Search Results: "Emily MacLachlan Charest"


BOOK REVIEW

CAT TALK by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Though published for the preschool audience, this will no doubt find enthusiastic fans of all ages. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
As they did previously for dogs (Once I Ate a Pie, illustrated by Katy Schneider, 2006), MacLachlan and Charest give voice to a collection of charming pets beautifully rendered by veteran illustrator Moser. Read full book review >

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ONCE I ATE A PIE by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Thoughtful design elements include a trail of paw prints leading from the cover through the front matter into the text, varying type treatments and a mixture of illustration perspectives. (Poetry. 4-9)"
An appealing cover image of a charming pug invites the reader into this ode to canine companions by the mother-and-daughter team. Read full book review >

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I DIDN'T DO IT by Patricia MacLachlan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"If dogs could talk (and of course they do), they would say what this team has translated for us, the two-foots in the world of the four-foots: Even if I did do it, you love me anyway. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
The mother-and-daughter team MacLachlan & Charest and able artist Schneider present another charming volume of verses showing the thoughts of puppies of many breeds (Once I Ate a Pie, 2006). Read full book review >

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FIONA LOVES THE NIGHT by Patricia MacLachlan
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Young children, however they themselves regard the night, will feel enfolded by this nocturnal idyll, which is as tender and intimate as Kevin Henkes' Caldecott Medal-winning Kitten's First Full Moon (2004). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Slipping out in the wee hours, young Fiona finds the night a safe, welcoming place where she can run through cool, firefly-lit grass, touch a leaf of silvery lamb's ear and see the dew-beaded web beneath, call to a mockingbird and meet the smiling Moon reflected in the pond. Read full book review >

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BITTLE by Patricia MacLachlan
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Fans of Madeleine L'Engle's The Other Dog (2001) or Peter McCarty's more sardonic Hondo and Fabian (2002) will howl—with laughter—along with this closely knit interspecies trio. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Yaccarino's rubbery, boldly distinct figures reflect the vim and humor in this pets'-eye view of a new baby's homecoming. Read full book review >

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PAINTING THE WIND by Patricia MacLachlan
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Along with the likes of Cynthia Rylant's All I See and Sara Yamaka's Gift of Driscoll Lipscomb, this bears insights into how artists look at their world, and their work, and will broaden children's understanding of how and why art is made. (Picture book. 9+)"
In this atmospheric mother-daughter collaboration (a debut for the daughter), a young artist works on his technique in the company of the painters who come to his island each summer with their easels, dogs, and families to paint. Read full book review >

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FLY AWAY by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A story that never cloys, succeeding on all levels. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Filled with little moments of quiet wisdom and gentle humor, Newbery winner MacLachlan's story about family love soars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KINDRED SOULS by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"It's rare to find a children's book that deals so well with death as part of life, offering kids an effective approach to coping with sadness that incorporates humor, love and joy. (Fiction. 8-11)"
This spare first-person account of a boy coping with his grandfather's death beautifully portrays something rare and surprisingly valuable: the opportunity to grieve for a loved one even while he is still alive. Read full book review >

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GRANDFATHER’S DANCE by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Cassie and Jack will never forget their grandfather and neither will readers. (Fiction. 8-10)"
The beloved story of Sarah and her family concludes with a touching marriage and a final farewell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALEB’S STORY by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"MacLachlan's appreciative readers will savor this new addition to the chronicle of a delightful family, and many will be hoping for another volume in the series so we can learn precocious Cassie's story as she grows older. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Newbery Medalist MacLachlan continues the story of the Witting family, with the believable characters readers have come to know and love from Sarah, Plain and Tall (1985) and its sequel, Skylark (1994). Read full book review >

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JUST DANCE by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A quiet tale about finding your own voice. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A gifted wordsmith wonders if her opera-singer mom misses her career. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH OF ME by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Some readers may find the gentle pace lacking in excitement, but for others, Robbie's quietly affecting observations will feel like truth. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Robbie, perhaps 9 or 10 years old, is a bit of a sobersides, a solemn young narrator, given to adult tone and phrasing in his spare, first-person, present-tense account of an unexpected adventure. Read full book review >