Search Results: "Patricia McCormick"


BOOK REVIEW

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER by Patricia McCormick
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Splendidly done. (Fiction. 11-13)"
What's a ninth grader to do? Read full book review >

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SOLD by Patricia McCormick
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"McCormick provides readers who live in safety and under protection of the law with a vivid window into a harsh and cruel world—one most would prefer to pretend doesn't exist. (Fiction. YA)"
In her village in Nepal, Lakshmi's life is more than difficult and requires her to endure hunger, harsh weather and poverty. Read full book review >

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CUT by Patricia McCormick
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"A thoughtful look at teenage mental illness and recovery. (Fiction. 13-15)"
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NEVER FALL DOWN by Patricia McCormick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"Though it lacks references or suggestions for further reading, Arn's agonizing story is compelling enough that many readers will seek out the history themselves. (preface, author's note) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
A harrowing tale of survival in the Killing Fields. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This insightful, compelling account is an excellent introduction to Bonhoeffer and a perceptive look at what makes someone stand up for what's right. (photos, timeline, source notes, bibliography) (Biography. 11-14)"
The story of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer's brief but notable life is related in the context of his resistance to the Nazis and association with the 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Read full book review >

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PURPLE HEART by Patricia McCormick
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The author tenderly calculates the guilt and trepidation that infect Matt's mind, and when he returns to patrol, what he finds on the streets of Iraq will either make him or break him. (Fiction. YA)"
Injured, dazed and bewildered from combat, teenager Private Matt Duffy wakes up in the infirmary to receive the prized Purple Heart for his valor in Iraq. 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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SERGEANT RECKLESS by Patricia McCormick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A warm human (and horse) interest story that feels fresh off a newsreel. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
U.S. Marines reluctantly adopt a small mare to carry ammunition in battle during the Korean War, believing she will be too weak for the job. They soon realize their mistake! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Though Yousafzai's memoir never transcends her story, that story is a powerful and inspiring one; supplemented by contextualizing information, it should pack quite a wallop. (glossary) (Memoir. 10-14)"
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot for her activism for girls' education, tells her story for a middle-grade audience. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DESERT BOYS by Chris McCormick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Tender, heartfelt, fully realized stories about family, friendship, and love."
A series of linked stories charts a young man's coming-of-age. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS CASKET by McCormick Templeman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"With stylish prose, richly developed characters and well-realized worldbuilding, Templeman plumbs archetypes of folklore to create a compelling blend of mythic elements and realistic teen experience. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
In the woods above the quiet mountain village of Nag's End, five soldiers of the king are mysteriously killed. Read full book review >