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BOOK REVIEW

NADYA by Pat Murphy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Overextended but intense and gripping, with lots of authentic background detail."
Rousing historical fantasy from the author of the Nebula- winning The Falling Woman (1986), etc. In the 1830s, Dmitri and Marietta Rybak and their daughter Nadya carve out a farmstead in the wilds of Missouri. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURES IN TIME AND SPACE WITH MAX MERRIWELL by Pat Murphy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Amusing, sometimes, and well handled but not really puzzling or enlightening: the sort of book where, halfway through all the shenanigans, you'll either care desperately or not at all."
As promised last time out, Murphy ties together both of her latest books (There and Back Again, 1999, and The Wild Angel, 2000) in this quasi-metafiction involving the I Ching, parallel universes, wolves, personal growth, literary games, and whatall. Read full book review >

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THE WILD ANGEL by Pat Murphy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"1999's There and Back Again, along with her absurd chain of pseudonyms—at which news readers wary of the term 'metafiction' will probably run a mile."
Murphy's latest (by Pat Murphy "by Mary Merriwell by Max Merriwell," and just don't ask, okay?) is another wolf-girl saga (Nadya, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE WILD GIRLS by Pat Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A terrific mix of imagination, insight, character inventiveness and kindness create the kind of read that nourishes young minds and hearts. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Large, generous and creative characters populate this deeply satisfying novel that tells the story of "Newt" and "Fox" and how they learn to take on the challenges of their lives. Read full book review >

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THERE AND BACK AGAIN by Pat Murphy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"Stay tuned for The Wild Angel by Mary Maxwell by Max Merriwell by Pat Murphy (don't say you weren't warned)."
A book written by the pseudonymous Max Merriwell, Murphy (Nadya, 1996, etc.) informs us (Merriwell also has a pseudonym—do you really want an explanation here? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGASUS by Pat Murphy
by Pat Murphy, illustrated by Graham Percy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"A silly, fun book for children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The walrus in Through the Looking Glass may not have decided whether pigs have wings, but Murphy—in her first picture book— has. Read full book review >

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BENDING LIGHT by Pat Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"No index or bibliography but a list of three sources for lenses. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Experiments using simple lenses, many to be done with the small plastic lens provided. Read full book review >

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by Mandy Curtis

 

BOOK REPORT for Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

 

Cover Story: Doodle

BFF Charm: Caution and Be Mine

Swoonworthy Scale: 4

Talky Talk: She Said, He Said

Bonus Factor: Dilapidated Amusement Park

Anti-Bonus Factors: Cancer, Mean Girls

Relationship Status: Conflicted Compatriots

 

Cover Story: Doodle

Hand-lettering is so hot right now, and rightly so. This cover is ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MELTDOWN! by Jill Murphy
by Jill Murphy, illustrated by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A slice-of-life toddler story that squarely maintains focus on the toddler. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A parent-child power struggle at the grocery story provokes the titular meltdown. 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 >