Search Results: "Kirkpatrick Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

DO NOT PASS GO by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Still, this powerful character study, where everyone in Deet's family grows, shows that Hill has a gift for quietly but realistically portraying the journey. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Deet's parents are happy-go-lucky and financially irresponsible, so he compensates by being compulsively organized and extremely judgmental. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BO AT IDITAROD CREEK by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Overall, another warm and charming outing, and the family's move to a different town and larger, permanent home is a satisfying ending—though Bo's ever changing family dynamic may summon another sequel. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
This sequel to Bo at Ballard Creek (2013) continues the adventures of the 5-year-old gamine and her "two papas," Alaskan gold miners in the late 1920s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF MISS AGNES by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A quiet, yet satisfying account. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In 1948 the unorthodox Miss Agnes arrives to teach the children of an Athabascan Indian Village in remote Alaska. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER CAMP by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"The outcome is never really in doubt here, but the portrayal of these competent, courageous children battling the intense cold is compelling. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Again, two young Athabascan Indians, Toughboy and Sister (1990), survive the rigors of the Alaskan wilderness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCING AT THE ODINOCHKA by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"However, the author's works for a bit younger audience, such as The Year of Miss Agnes (2000), are more compelling reading. (maps, author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 9-14)"
One hundred and fifty years ago, Alaska belonged to Russia and was called Russian America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BO AT BALLARD CREEK by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Some may find this overly sweet, but Bo is an endearing Pollyanna in a parka. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A warm tale set in an Alaskan gold-mining town in 1929-30. Read full book review >

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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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FIND YOUR NEXT MIND-EXPANDING READ AMONG OCTOBER'S MUST-READ SPECULATIVE FICTION BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Readers looking for a good book need look no further than this month's picks for the best speculative fiction books. (Horror fans, stay tuned later this month for a larger roundup of spooky horror reads!) This month's collection of must-reads includes swashbuckling tales of sword and sorcery, an immortal crow who has lived many lives, a weird tale ...


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STRANGE WEATHER AND OTHER HORRORS
by Thea James

It is October and therefore officially autumn—that season of pumpkin-flavored everything, haunted houses, mists, and mellow fruitfulness. This also means that it is time for slasher movie marathons, the new season of Stranger Things, and a borderline unhealthy indulgence in all the horror novels, both old and new.

One such new horror novel is Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Actually ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PLOWIE by Patricia Kirkpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A simply presented but multilayered tale. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
A porcelain doll unearthed by her father's plow becomes a small girl's constant companion and, later, an heirloom in this true family story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Katherine Kirkpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"Stripped of airbrushed romanticism and Eurocentric gloss, a rare look at culture clash arising from polar exploration. (map, photo, Inuktun glossary, historical timeline, notes) (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
This strong historical novel portrays the impact of Robert E. Peary's polar expeditions on the family and world of a young Inuit woman who joined them. Read full book review >