Search Results: "Leslie Pietrzyk"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS ANGEL ON MY CHEST by Leslie Pietrzyk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"Like Magic Rocks in a fishbowl, these stories turn the stones of grief into something bright, crystalline, mesmerizing."
Linked autobiographical fictions explore the loss of a young husband. Read full book review >

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A YEAR AND A DAY by Leslie Pietrzyk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Sudsy adolescent melodrama is compensated for by a complex portrayal of small-town life, and by the care second-novelist Pietrzyk (Pears on a Willow Tree, 1998 ) takes in developing the little moments that make up Alice's life."
An Iowa teenager grows through a year of grieving after her mother's suicide—in a gentle story hovering on the brink of sentimentality. Read full book review >

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BOO! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"A warm and cuddly celebration of the creepiest holiday. (Board book. 1-3)"
Patricelli's tiny tot celebrates Halloween. Read full book review >

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BIG PIGS by Leslie Helakoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gleeful—and opaque. (Picture book. 3-6)"
These three little porkers behave like...well, you know, until their mama teaches them a surprising lesson. Read full book review >

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IF ROCKS COULD SING by Leslie McGuirk
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 24, 2011

"Begs to be pored over again and again. (Alphabet book. 3-10)"
With sharp eyes, endless patience and vivid imagination, McGuirk seeks and finds rocks in the shapes of alphabet letters and items representing those letters. Read full book review >

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HIGHER! HIGHER! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Certain to rise higher and higher in popularity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Patricelli once again proves she is a master of demonstrating for very young children the wonders of a good imagination (The Birthday Box, 2007). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"More puppies, please. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Petra wakes up every night because she's afraid of the monster under her bed. Read full book review >

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TICKLE by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Here's hoping this cheeky tyke never grows up so young readers and their delighted grown-ups can enjoy more adventures (and misadventures, too). (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Patricelli's mischievous, gender-indeterminate cherub claims to be tickle-proof, but readers know the giggles are inevitable. Read full book review >

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FASTER! FASTER! by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Another imaginative delight…what will this duo dream up next? (Picture book. 3-7)"
The exuberant duo from Higher! Read full book review >

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BE QUIET, MIKE! by Leslie Patricelli
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A marvelous model of a family ultimately nurturing the member who marches to his own beat. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mike the monkey is a born drummer. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A SATURDAY by Leslie Lammle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"While the concept is not new, this sprightly tale underscores the importance of approaching life's less-than-thrilling necessities with good humor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl awakens brimming with weekend plans only to be thwarted by her chore list. Read full book review >