Search Results: "Pat Murphy"


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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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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 >

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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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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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MY AUNT CAME BACK by Pat Cummings
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1998

"The aunt wears wild and exotic clothing throughout, and sports wonderfully decorated and adorned braids, but what emerges is her independence and sense of adventure, which she succinctly and affectionately passes on to her niece in very few pages. (Board book. 1-3)"
An unusual board book—and entry in the Harper Growing Tree series—that stars an irresistible aunt and a galloping text. Read full book review >

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THERE’S ONLY ONE OF ME! by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"But readers familiar with Hutchins's other classic works will delight in her exploration of the various familial roles and may want to work out their own. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Celebrating all the roles that she has within her own family, one birthday girl explores her sometimes complex relationships with each of its members. Read full book review >

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ANGEL BABY by Pat Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"Older siblings will really appreciate this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cummings (My Aunt Came Back, 1998, etc.) provides another glimpse of real life in this exuberant family story. Read full book review >

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TIDY TITCH by Pat Hutchins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Spare, deftly tuned dialogue and the colorful illustrations quietly amplify the humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Remarkably, Titch's room (Titch, 1971)is immaculate, while those of his older sibs are in such disarray that Mother orders a cleanup. ``I'll help,'' offers Titch, who then obliging takes on all Mary's and Peter's outgrown, broken, and otherwise discarded belongings; the predictable result makes a deliciously funny last page. Read full book review >

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PETEY MORONI'S CAMP RUNAMOK DIARY by Pat Cummings
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"Good summer fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title sets the tone for this lighthearted look at a bunch of normally ebullient kids outwitted by a crafty raccoon who snitches most of the snacks they've brought to camp, despite their increasingly ingenious hiding places. Read full book review >