Search Results: "Patricia MacCarthy"


BOOK REVIEW

17 KINGS AND 42 ELEPHANTS by Margaret Mahy
Released: Sept. 30, 1987

"This should perk up the most jaded group; its merry rhythm begs for a physical response."
A rollicking nonsense rhyme, first published (with different illustrations) in Britain in 1972. Read full book review >

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DOWN THE DRAGON’S TONGUE by Margaret Mahy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An enormously fun and joyous book that works equally well as a group read-aloud or one-on-one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Prospero is a staid businessman who loves the well-ordered world at his office. Read full book review >

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CAT AND KIT by Jenny Koralek
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1995

"Bold visual elements make it an ideal book to share with a group. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The British origins of this gorgeously illustrated tale are discernible in the presence of badgers and double-decker buses and in echoes of Rudyard Kipling's ``The Cat that Walked by Himself.'' Foundling Kit is taught the ways of the farm and the woods by wise old Cat, but is sent to town by a farmer as a present for his grandson. Read full book review >

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THE FIVE SISTERS by Margaret Mahy
Released: March 1, 1997

"A superb story, gracefully told. (Fiction. 8+)"
A premise prettily developed in Elise Kleven's Paper Princess (1994) takes a profound turn in the hands of Mahy (Tingleberries, Tuckertubs and Telephones, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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BOOM, BABY, BOOM, BOOM! by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"One yummy book. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Wonderful whimsy and delicious silliness in this read-aloud from Mahy (The Five Sisters, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A well-crafted labor of love, MacCarthy's biography chronicles the epic works of a man who inspired both Shaw and Yeats and continues to inspire today."
Morris's life of Pre-Raphaelite/Nordic poetry, medievalist arts and crafts, and socialist politics always makes for a readably overstuffed biography, and MacCarthy (Eric Gill, 1989, etc.) addresses each area knowledgeably and stays sympathetic to her hero. Read full book review >

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BYRON by Fiona MacCarthy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 26, 2002

"Still, MacCarthy's exhaustive catalogue of Byron's every waking hour will be useful as source material for a future biographer seeking to craft a more interpretive—and shorter, and more interesting—study."
A densely detailed, lackluster life of the eminent poet, adventurer, and enfant terrible. Read full book review >

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Maiden General by Mike MacCarthy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"One of the most psychologically ambitious—and adoring—biographies of Joan of Arc available."
A new biography of Joan of Arc provides a granular account of her young personality. 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

TUCKY JO AND LITTLE HEART by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Once again, this talented author/illustrator brings the past to life for young listeners and introduces them to unforgettable, admirable characters in the process. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Polacco shares the story of a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific as a very young man. Read full book review >

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BULLY by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Unlike Polacco's Thank You, Mr. Falker (1998)—an affecting, personal look at the pain cruel kids can inflict on those they perceive as different—this contemporary effort won't move readers to better understand themselves or others. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Despite good intentions, Polacco's current take on this particular hot topic falls short. Read full book review >