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

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 >

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

GOOD NIGHT, SAM by Mary-Louise Gay
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Charming. (Picture book. 2-3)"
Readers who love the Stella series will be glad to see that her brother Sam has his own second story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNE IS ELEGANT by Mary Louise Cuneo
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"Anna and Maria stand out as sensitive souls yearning for dignity, humor, and gentleness in a well- intentioned—but frequently dour—world. (Fiction. 9+)"
In December 1936, Anna Halder, seventh grader at a parochial school in snowy Chicago, is burdened with troubling demands. Read full book review >