Search Results: "Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick"


BOOK REVIEW

NAPOLEON AND MARIE LOUISE by Alan Palmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2001

"Palmer can write compelling popular histories—but in this case he is a bit like a pet owner who tries to interest you in his caged canary while an eagle soars around the room. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
An attempt—only sometimes successful—to pull into the foreground of European history the relationship between the diminutive general and his second wife, whom he married by proxy, sight unseen. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"This is a moving tribute to a little-known act of generosity, an 'arrow shot through time,' that will leave readers astonished and deeply affected. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Responding to a nationwide appeal during the Irish potato famine, the impoverished Choctaw nation collected $170 (about $5,000 in modern terms) only 15 years after their forced relocation by whites to what is now Oklahoma;with fine insight, this commemoration explains how and why the Choctaw were able to set their anger aside. Read full book review >

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THERE by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"It might be better to wait for tomorrow. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little girl is ready to leave town and wander over green hills and valleys. Read full book review >

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SILLY MOMMY, SILLY DADDY by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Fitzpatrick's newest tale is just the thing to tease recalcitrant tots out of grumpy moods. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A disgruntled tot throws the adults around her into an uproar until her sagacious older sister reveals the practical solution to this prickly situation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU, ME AND THE BIG BLUE SEA by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"He'll have to rely on the audience to do the talking for him. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mother underestimates her young son's memory in Fitzpatrick's (I'm a Tiger Too!, p. 410, etc.) inventive offering. Read full book review >

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SILLY SCHOOL by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Just the antidote for the first-day-of-school jitters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Beth, the towheaded tot from Fitzpatrick's Silly Mommy, Silly Daddy (2006), returns, this time applying her eponymous phrase to school. Read full book review >

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SILLY MOMMY, SILLY DADDY by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"This simple but effective story is sure to perk up sulky children and perhaps give parents a new coping skill. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With arms firmly crossed and a heavy frown upon her forehead, Beth clearly broadcasts to her family that she is not having a good day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 1994

"Eloquent testimony for posterity, reminding us that military campaigns, however just, have awful costs."
While the 50th anniversary of D-day is being commemorated in many ways, few will be as affecting as the episodic journal of Marie Osmont, an aristocratic Frenchwoman who endured four comparatively pacific years of German occupation and three hellish months of liberation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE by Louise Krug
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"There are fine moments here, but also considerable padding, so that, like so many other books, this is really a magazine article—interesting and readable, but an article all the same."
Memoir of a life turned upside down by illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM I by Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Its salience and poignancy will be appreciated on many levels. (Picture book. 5-12)"
Two boys, one red-haired, the other blue-haired, on opposite sides of a river, challenge each other by declaring their superiority and importance. Read full book review >

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I’M A TIGER TOO! by Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"The landscape shimmers from backyard to moonlit forest to ocean and back again in a perfect sense of pretend. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Energy and imagination reign from the Irish author-illustrator of Lizzie and Skunk. Read full book review >