Search Results: "Patricia Melo"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KILLER by Patricia Melo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1997

"Little Caesar recast as pitch-black Brazilian farce—with appropriately distorted echoes of The Maltese Falcon, The Stranger, and Yojimbo."
An improbably dissociated killer stalks the So Paulo streets with the citizens' cooperation and gratitude in Melo's first English publication. 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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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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PLAYTIME WITH MCKISSACK
by Julie Danielson

Award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack (born in middle Tennessee, I proudly add) has had a long and distinguished career in the field of children’s literature. Not one to rest on her laurels—I believe she will turn 73 this year—she’s bringing readers this month a superb new book, a volume that I’ve no doubt we’ll judge later as one of the ...


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PATRICIA C. MCKISSACK
by Jessie Grearson

Have you ever wondered who wrote “Amazing Grace” or thought about the haunting story behind the hymn “I’ll Fly Away”? Ever skipped rope to “Hot Pepper” or counted “Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo”? Then Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn it Out!: Games, Songs & Stories from an African American Childhood is for you. Award-winning author Patricia ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MERCI MISTER DASH! by Monica Kulling
ANIMALS
Released: April 12, 2011

"A good choice to generate discussion, this will appeal to energetic youngsters and dog lovers alike. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mr. Dash may be a mixed breed, but he is a most fastidious dog, well mannered, well dressed and very well behaved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNITTING by Judy Ann Sadler
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Sadler makes that task possible for beginning knitters of any age. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
A well-designed, easy-to-follow guide for new knitters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVEN SEAS by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Backmatter includes further resources and 'Fun Facts about Seas and Oceans.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
When a young rabbit daydreams in geography class of visiting the seven seas, the bodies of water he imagines are, well, not water! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIDS CAN DO IT: CROCHETING by Gwen Blakley Kinsler
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"A good introduction to the craft. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Another easy-to-follow instructional book in the Kids Can Do It series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE YOU MORE by Susan Musgrave
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not exactly captivating toddler fare, but this celebration of love and life will no doubt be enjoyed by doting new parents and their not-yet-mobile infants. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
A parent or other loving caregiver proclaims love for a child in a series of couplets that invoke the beauty of each month of the year. Read full book review >

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CLARA AND DAVIE by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Not up to Polacco's usual standard. (Picture book. 7-10)"
From her apparently inexhaustible font of family stories, Polacco chooses one about Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross and a distant relative by marriage. Read full book review >