Search Results: "Mia Pelletier"


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A CHILDREN'S GUIDE TO ARCTIC BIRDS by Mia Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Interesting for bird lovers whose homes are in temperate climes as well, especially those who might see some of these intriguing Arctic nesters in winter. (Nonfiction. 8-15)"
An Arctic ecologist introduces a dozen bird species that take advantage of the food available in the brief but bountiful summer to nest and raise their young in the far north. Read full book review >

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AVATI  by Mia Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"A brief but informative look at an extraordinary ecosystem. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
An ecologist who lives and works in Earth's far, far north describes the changing seasons in the part of the world the Inuit call Nunavut—"our land." Read full book review >

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WHO WAS HERE? by Mia Posada
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Naturalists will be enthralled. (websites, further reading, answer key) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Even the very young can identify animal tracks when it's made this much fun. Read full book review >

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GUESS WHAT IS GROWING INSIDE THIS EGG by Mia Posada
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"This is wonderful for sharing on its own, but will be especially embraced by elementary educators. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
Posada again succeeds in bringing science to kids in this amazing treasure trove of information and beautiful collage art that's wrapped up in a guessing game. Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF WINTER by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A likely cause of cabin fever, no matter what the local climate."
Winter indeed becomes a weighty matter in this long-winded tale of two months in the life of back-country Maine—an area already thoroughly plumbed in the previous The Funeral Makers (1986) and Once Upon a Time on the Banks (1989). Read full book review >

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BEAMING SONNY HOME by Cathie Pelletier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Pelletier hits just the right mix of vulnerability and humor in her latest work, leaving the reader hungry for more."
Pelletier (A Marriage Made at Woodstock, 1994, etc.) is funnier than ever in this sardonic tale of an upstate Maine mother's love for her underachieving son—even as he's taking hostages in his ex-wife's trailer home and babbling to the press that John Lennon made him do it. Read full book review >

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THE GRAPHIC ALPHABET by David Pelletier
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"They take a little time to decipher; for those already accomplished at ABC basics, the extra work will be worth every minute. (Picture book. 3+)"
This clever, at times challenging, alphabet book is as graphically beautiful as Chris Van Allsburg's The Z Was Zapped (1987). Read full book review >

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TRANSLATIONS OF BEAUTY by Mia Yun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2004

"A good saga of family life and traumas that calls out for a brisker pace and a lighter touch: Second-novelist Yun (House of the Winds, 1998) drags the story on too long before we see the point—yet after we've gotten the picture."
The troubled relations between twin sisters who grew up among the Korean immigrants of New York. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF THE WINDS by Mia Yun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"A superlative debut."
A Korean-American writer's limpid first novel records the progress of its unnamed narrator's girlhood in Seoul in the early 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER EXPERIMENT by Cathie Pelletier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Still, the science-fiction theme provides an interesting twist to a heartfelt depiction of a summer of emerging self-realization. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
After huge craft that might be alien spaceships appear in the skies above remote Allagash, Maine, 11-year-old Roberta investigates. Read full book review >