Search Results: "Pat Tucker"


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TUCKER by Danny Sit
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Tucker's charming personality and the quality of the photographic illustrations help this to stand out from the pack. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A strong narrative voice, charming photographs and an utterly appealing little dog protagonist coalesce to create a winning story about a Jack Russell terrier named Tucker. Read full book review >

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TUCKER PEAK by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"An okay police procedural, but Mayor's focus on the infant VBI gives disappointingly short shrift to the sharp, telling small-town portraits that have generally marked this series as special (Occam's Razor, 1999, etc.)."
Untoward things are happening at Tucker Peak, the posh ski resort upstate—things that might be troublesome enough to warrant the attention of Joe Gunther's freshly minted Vermont Bureau of Investigation. Read full book review >

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TUCKER PFEFFERCORN by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Worth pondering. (Picture book. 5-10)"
As he did with The Tinderbox (1990), Moser sets a story based on ``Rumpelstiltskin'' in Appalachia and updates its themes. Read full book review >

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FREE FRIDAYS by Pat Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"An unromantic yet hopeful look at the problems and possibilities presented by modern marriage that doesn't fully meet the challenge of its complex premise."
Set among a group of rich African-American Houstonians, Tucker's (Somebody Has to Pay, 2015) novel explores the impact of friends and family on a troubled marriage, for better and worse. Read full book review >

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DADDY'S MAYBE by Pat Tucker
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Despite some flaws, this book offers a well-executed, dramatic storyline that highlights problematic issues in our social and legal systems, balanced by an honorable main character dedicated to doing the right thing."
Parker Redman (and other familiar characters from 2010's Daddy By Default) must deal with the positive and negative aftermath of his legal battle over paternity issues and father's rights. Read full book review >

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FOOTBALL WIDOWS by Pat Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Payback may be dirty, nasty and mean, but all dressed up, it provides a guilty pleasure for the reader."
Hell hath no fury like a scorned woman who finds out that all her friends knew her shame. Read full book review >

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TUCKER FLIPS by Leslie McGuirk
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

A small, artless introduction to a terrier with an independent spirit. Read full book review >

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PAT THE CAT by Jacqui Hawkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 2011

"This irresistible app gets everything right, proving that simplicity is sometimes best. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
Based on the picture book of the same name, this charming app is a flawless combination of music, sound effects, narration and interactive elements. Read full book review >

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PAT-A-CAKE by Mary Brigid Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"With its companion title, a playful romp in a please-touch-and-explore world. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Moving on from baked goods, a diverse group of toddlers pat everything from an acorn to a puddle. Read full book review >

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TUCKER TOOK IT! by Bruce Van Patter
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 15, 2010

An omnivorous goat stirs up trouble. Read full book review >

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IN CARE OF CASSIE TUCKER by Ivy Ruckman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Along with swift pacing, the book will please contemporary readers, facing their own turn-of-the-century, and a new millennium, too. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Cassie Tucker and her family, friends, and neighbors in rural Blue Hill, Nebraska, are all anticipating the arrival of the 20th century, just a few months away. Read full book review >

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TUCKER DIGS EASTER! by Leslie McGuirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Skip this for toddlers still learning about Easter activities and go with Aly Fronis and Sanja Rescek's This Little Bunny (2016) instead. (Board book. 2-4)"
Tucker the lively white terrier returns in his fourth holiday board book (Gobble, Gobble, Tucker, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >