Search Results: "Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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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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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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MAKING MISCHIEF
by Julie Danielson

One of my favorite pieces of writing in children’s literature, which began life as a lecture at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, is Patricia Lee Gauch’s “The Picture Book as an Act of Mischief,” which can be read here at the Horn Book’s site. Gauch starts out by paying loving tribute to children as mischief-makers—“Someone who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

READ ME A STORY, STELLA by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A perfect summer's day bound in 32 pages. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This daylong idyll depicts the sweetest of sibling relationships, with big sister Stella indulging and guiding little brother Sam in child-sized flights of fancy. Read full book review >

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ANY QUESTIONS? by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A delightful and interactive step into the world of creating engaging picture books for children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gay introduces young readers to her craft as an author and illustrator of children's books, simultaneously inviting their participation in creating the story. Read full book review >