Search Results: "Patricia Aggs"


BOOK REVIEW

FLORIZELLA AND THE WOLVES by Philippa Gregory
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Lots of b&w drawings capture the high spots. (Fiction. 7-10)"
From a British author of adult historical romances, a refreshingly offbeat kid-and-animal adventure dressed up as a feminist fairy tale: Princess Florizella doesn't mind not being beautiful, and has no intention of marrying handsome Prince Bennett next door, but they're good friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VISITOR by Patrice Aggs
Released: March 1, 1999

"Readers may come away with the feeling that the kittens were soothed this time, but that the next time their fears will be just as out of control. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This exploration of the fear of the new and different—the strange, as in "stranger"—is so heavily tilted to the gathering worries of the young protagonists that the ultimate meeting with the object of their concern is supremely anticlimactic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNO DOS TRES by Yanitzia Canetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Thoughtfully designed, this will be welcomed by many who already speak the language, are learning or just wish to plunge right in for bilingual storytimes. ¡Que bueno!(Picture book. 2-7)"
A lovely and unencumbered picture book combines with an infectious CD to introduce Spanish through song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SLEEPY BOOK by Judy Hindley
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1992

"Indeed, a lullaby of a book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In a sweet sing-song (``When the shadows grow/ and the night creeps round/ and the lights go on/ all over town...''), a gently rhythmic description of people wending their way to bed, while things that ``love the dark'' (stars, owls) come out. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA BOSWORTH
by Gerald Bartell

In a series of successful biographies, Patricia Bosworth trained the spotlight on four major American artists: Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Diane Arbus, and Jane Fonda. Now, in The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan, Bosworth takes center stage.

The memoir follows her life and career from the 50s through the early 60s as ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FIONA'S LACE by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Polacco's large and multiethnic family yields up another fine story, this one in greens and grays, lace and fire. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When the textile mill in Glen Kerry, Ireland, is closed, Fiona's family accepts passage to Chicago to work as servants for the family who paid their fares. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOT by Patricia Intriago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Verse wonkiness leaves an opening for youngsters to 'read' to their adults by simply naming dots—no harm there. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Unexpected bright spots and laughs roll right over the uneven text in this concept piece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRAVES FAMILY GOES CAMPING by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Delightfully gross and utterly unserious. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Polacco again exercises the surprising streak of goofiness revealed in The Graves Family (2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN PHILIP DUCK by Patricia Polacco
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"An excellent read aloud for older crowds, but the ever-so-slightly anthropomorphic ducks will come across best shared one-on-one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Edward and his father work for the Peabody Hotel in Memphis since the Depression has brought hard times for so many. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTY DOLL by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It is a beautiful, loving treatment of one woman's life, but in the end likely to resonate more with adults than children. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A doll becomes the vehicle for Polacco's (The Butterfly, 2000, etc.) deeply felt remembrance of her mother, Mary Ellen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GRAVES FAMILY by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Halloween or any other time. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Polacco sets her wildest romp yet around an actual "haunted house" in her Michigan hometown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR ENCORE by Patricia Mullins
ANIMALS
Released: March 30, 1993

"A pleasure to read, alone or aloud. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
In tissue collages bursting with movement and merry color, nine dinosaurs are compared to still-extant animals. ``Which dinosaurs would thunder louder than a wild stampede? Read full book review >