Search Results: "Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR TOOTH FAIRY by Pamela Duncan Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The cumulative effect of images and text is a winsome and heartening tale for little ones awaiting the loss of their first tooth. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this wry epistolary tale, a precocious six-year-old petitions the tooth fairy regarding the status of her first loose tooth. 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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >