Search Results: "Patricia Kirkpatrick"


BOOK REVIEW

PLOWIE by Patricia Kirkpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A simply presented but multilayered tale. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
A porcelain doll unearthed by her father's plow becomes a small girl's constant companion and, later, an heirloom in this true family story. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 1991

"Loosely joined, dulled by a siege mentality, and overstuffed with excerpts from UN meetings—but nevertheless an informed view of the neoconservative mind-set in American diplomatic circles during Reagan's first term."
A firsthand account of the perils of American diplomacy at the UN during Jeane Kirkpatrick's tenure, written from Gerson's position as her expert in international law. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

This massive tome reprints five of the seven complete collections of short stories by Highsmith (1921-95), together with a brief introduction by Graham Greene excerpted from a sixth. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Katherine Kirkpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"Stripped of airbrushed romanticism and Eurocentric gloss, a rare look at culture clash arising from polar exploration. (map, photo, Inuktun glossary, historical timeline, notes) (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
This strong historical novel portrays the impact of Robert E. Peary's polar expeditions on the family and world of a young Inuit woman who joined them. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE CONTINENTAL by Katherine Kirkpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"A lively look at a slice of American history. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
In 1865 orphans were given few choices in life, but 16-year-old Emeline finds the courage to make a journey that promises to change the course of hers forever. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF MISS AGNES by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A quiet, yet satisfying account. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In 1948 the unorthodox Miss Agnes arrives to teach the children of an Athabascan Indian Village in remote Alaska. Read full book review >

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WINTER CAMP by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"The outcome is never really in doubt here, but the portrayal of these competent, courageous children battling the intense cold is compelling. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Again, two young Athabascan Indians, Toughboy and Sister (1990), survive the rigors of the Alaskan wilderness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A heart-pounding read lacking a climax or overarching structure."
A behind-the-scenes look at the adventures of a U.S. Customs special agent on the front lines of the drug wars. Read full book review >

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DANCING AT THE ODINOCHKA by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"However, the author's works for a bit younger audience, such as The Year of Miss Agnes (2000), are more compelling reading. (maps, author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 9-14)"
One hundred and fifty years ago, Alaska belonged to Russia and was called Russian America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"The author's anger against the excesses of our industrial civilization is clear enough, but his remedies are unpersuasive."
A rather odd book, sketching the history of a 19th-century revolt against industrial machinery and seeking to find in it some lessons for today. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE ACROSS THE WIDE SEA by Katherine Kirkpatrick
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Helpful notes put the story in its historical context, discuss the slave trade and the sugar plantations of the Caribbean, and suggest a parallel to Jews and the Holocaust. (map, pronunciation guide and glossary, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, King Louis XIV began the persecution of the Huguenots that would devastate France and lead to the torture, death, or exile of 20 percent of the country. Read full book review >