Search Results: "Pat Brisson"


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BEFORE WE EAT by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A warm celebration of both small farms and the idea that it takes a village to feed a child. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A simple poem thanking the people who grow, transport, sell and prepare our food is transformed by Azarian's bright woodcuts. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AND HARDEST THING by Pat Brisson
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"An uneven but refreshingly neutral take on a controversial subject. (Fiction/poetry. 14 & up)"
A cautionary first-person novel in verse exploring teen pregnancy. Read full book review >

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MELISSA PARKINGTON’S BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL HAIR by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Melissa's long, thick, shiny black hair impresses everyone. Read full book review >

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STAR BLANKET by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Sweet, but perhaps more for the parents and grandparents than the kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A family tale that doesn't quite make the leap from personal memoir to universal bedtime story. Read full book review >

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MAGIC CARPET by Pat Brisson
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"Good fun; good model for more freewheeling make-believe adventures. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Elizabeth asks Aunt Agatha how her pretty carpet got to her from China, where it was made, it's the beginning of a game for the two of them, providing an imaginative answer in which tall tale is creatively blended with fact. Read full book review >

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I REMEMBER MISS PERRY by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A tasteful and valuable contribution. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young Stevie and his classmates experience human loss for the first time when a beloved teacher dies. Read full book review >

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BEACH IS TO FUN by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Having said that, it bounces along, most of the analogies work, and the acrylic and pastel pictures, with their round-headed, button-eyed figures, tropical fruit colors, and scenes of going to the playground, beach, pool, and boat are lively. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A summery tale brightly colored as a beach ball—if a little heavy on the teaching thing. Read full book review >

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MAMA LOVES ME FROM AWAY by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Young readers will empathize with Sugar; those in the same situation will no doubt be comforted. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Separated by a prison sentence, a child and her mother find ways to stay connected in this affecting story. Read full book review >

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HOBBLEDY-CLOP by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Despite the modest mayhem, this is a good bedtime number, with its gentling illustrations and the sense of a day well spent and come to a fitting close. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This welcoming item follows a day in the life of Brendan O'Doyle, one that features a surprise tea party Brendan is giving for his grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER MY FATHER WAS TEN by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Brisson (Hot Fudge Hero, 1997, etc.) gives her characters plainspoken, unsentimental, distinct voices in this fine story of intergenerational friendship. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A careless, destructive act leads to lifelong friendship and a family tradition in this moving, stunningly illustrated story. Read full book review >

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SOMETIMES WE WERE BRAVE by Pat Brisson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Earnest and effective. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan drag on, more families will face the difficult separation that comes with military service. Read full book review >