Search Results: "Pat Moffett"


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"Cathartic and cautionary."
The poignant story of Moffett's wife's Early Onset Alzheimer's disease. Read full book review >

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FURTHER INTERPRETATIONS OF REAL-LIFE EVENTS by Kevin Moffett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"A well-honed but emotionally distant experiment in the manifestation of character."
A multi-award-winning short story leads this showcase of desert-dry tales of life's rich pageant. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 24, 1992

"Ecologically correct, with lots of well-handled teenage angst and convincing down-home detail; but—though the foreground is fine—the background remains nebulous, and readers curious about the Big Picture will find little but frustration here."
Moffett's sequel to the Ragged World (1991): a near-future saga of furry alien overlords demanding ecological retrenchment; judging by the evidence here, she's dug in for a long series, since none of the outstanding issues are settled or even given much of a workout. Read full book review >

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PIE FOR CHUCK by Pat Schories
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Fine for a read-alone but like dynamite for a read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8) "
A pie cooling on a windowsill and passing miscreants of all stripes make for an inexorable combustion. Read full book review >

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TEN RED APPLES by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2000

"A welcome addition to the counting-book genre, Hutchins's playful tale is an edifying and energetic romp. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A farmer's bountiful apple tree is besieged by his hungry livestock in this lively countdown from the author of countless clever concept books. Read full book review >

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MY BEST FRIEND by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"A deceptively simple story with real insight, refreshing as a bright spring day. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The narrator—a dark-skinned preschooler—describes the many ways her friend surpasses her: she runs faster, climbs farther, eats spaghetti neatly, can do her own buttons, and even knows how to read. ``I'm glad she's my best friend,'' the child reiterates; still, when the friend sleeps over, at bedtime her host is the one who knows that there's no monster blowing the curtains—only the wind. Read full book review >

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MOUSE AROUND by Pat  Schories
ANIMALS
Released: May 9, 1991

"An unusually strong debut. (Picture book. 2-8)"
There's plenty to discover and discuss in this carefully devised wordless story: A baby mouse, awakened by a dripping pipe, falls into the plumber's pocket to begin an adventurous journey that takes it out the door in the resident paperboy's doughnut and to various places around town before—having made numerous transfers (all unobserved by the humans) from one conveyance to another and survived dangers (including a cat and a garbage truck)—it serendipitously makes its way back, via an oblivious visitor's hat, to drop down the kitchen sink through the still-open-ended pipe, into its basement home. Read full book review >

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FACE TO FACE WITH FROGS by Mark W. Moffett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Like others in the Face to Face series, this is more useful for encouraging the sense of wonder than for research. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Biologist Moffett describes some unusual frogs he has met on assignment for National Geographic magazine. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK DRAGON by Julian Sedgwick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A clever mashup of crime drama and magical realism makes for an auspicious series start. (Adventure. 8-11)"
When a mysterious explosion closes his boarding school early, 12-year-old Danny Woo accompanies his journalist aunt to Hong Kong. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS OF THE EARTH by Pat McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An only-serviceable collective biography for those interested in the history of the movement. (Collective biography. 10-13)"
Brief biographies of early conservationists and environmentalists provide a look at the development of the movement. Read full book review >

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THE BREAKER BOYS by Pat Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2004

"A strong story of family and friendship, rooted in a fascinating period of American history. (author's note, glossary) (Fiction. 9-13)"
Nate Tanner gets booted out of boarding school and comes home to Pennsylvania, where his wealthy father is a coal mine operator. Read full book review >