Search Results: "Patience Brewster"


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RABBIT INN by Patience Brewster
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"The text's amiable spirit of cooperation and anticipation is beautifully extended in the illustrations; these rabbits, with their expressive, elongated ears, are captivating, while every detail of their domestic arrangements contributes to the theme of welcome and nurture. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pandora Lapinandro begins a monumental list of tasks that must be done before the arrival of mysterious, important guests. Read full book review >

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BEAR'S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE by Elizabeth Winthrop
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"A warm story with endearing characters, nicely extended in the sympathetic illustrations in holiday colors. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In Bear and Mrs. Duck (1988), the appealingly childlike toy reluctantly made friends with a new babysitter; by now, Mrs. Duck is an old friend. Read full book review >

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THE FANNIE FARMER JUNIOR COOKBOOK, Rev. ed. by Joan Scobey
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Index. (Cookbook. 10+)"
This third edition of a title last revised in 1957 reflects changes in nutritional attitudes and technology (microwaves, food processors) and includes dictionary-style chapters on basic ingredients and techniques, lists of equipment and utensils, safety, and menu planning. Read full book review >

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THE MERBABY by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"The message of care and compassion, as well as the power of dreams—there's a wonderful image of Tarron with his own ship tangled in his hair, a visible vision—are played but not hammered, and the ships, merpeople, and fishy denizens are rendered with graceful energy. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A gentle teaching story with lovely watercolors in every hue of aquamarine, opal, and sea foam. Read full book review >

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LEXI’S TALE by Johanna Hurwitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Although occasionally didactic, no one who reads this will ever look at these furry little creatures in the same way. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Lexi, a precocious squirrel, and PeeWee, an abandoned guinea pig, band together to help a hungry and friendless man in this latest Park Pals Adventure. Read full book review >

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PEEWEE AND PLUSH by Johanna Hurwitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"It's one of friendship, love, and working together that will warm all but the most jaded of hearts. (Fiction. 8-11)"
PeeWee, the intrepid guinea pig, is back and now he has a mate. Read full book review >

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YOO HOO, MOON! by Mary Blocksma
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"The text is on a pleasing blue ground, carrying out the nighttime theme and providing a soothing frame for Brewster's comical watercolors of a pillow-soft world and cuddly-looking creatures, glowing with rich, dark tones. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
On ``Level 1'' of the ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' series, an appealing story about a little bear whose animal friends cheerfully awake to help summon the moon she says she needs before she can go to sleep. Read full book review >

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PEE-WEE’S TALE by Johanna Hurwitz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A caveat: this tale of freedom gained may leave readers longing to emancipate their own caged darlings. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A precocious guinea pig finds himself adrift in Central Park in a tale of high adventure. Read full book review >

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ROMANCE IS MY DAY JOB by Patience Bloom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"In the end, it's not romance but something more elusive that Bloom finds: intimacy. Romance may wane as the quotidian details of cohabitation intrude on hearts and flowers, but that's when true love begins."
A veteran editor of romance novels at Harlequin delivers a witty memoir of her history with romance. Read full book review >

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IT HAPPENED IN SCOTLAND by Patience Griffin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A fun hop to scenic Scotland for the price of a paperback."
In a quaint Scottish village by the sea, a young American widow gets a second chance at love. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A sturdy, instructive, well-written book."
What a difference half a year makes—in this instance, in transforming Abraham Lincoln's conduct of the Civil War into a war not just to preserve the Union, but to free the enslaved as well. Read full book review >