Search Results: "Patricia Reilly Giff"


BOOK REVIEW

UNTIL I FIND JULIAN by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A moving quest of family, survival, and home. (Fiction. 8-12) "
When a Mexican family stops hearing from the eldest brother, working in the States, 12-year-old Mateo risks everything and runs away in search of Julian. Read full book review >

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WINTER SKY by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Tender and satisfying. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Siria was born on New Year's Day and named for the star Sirius, which shines brightest in the winter. Read full book review >

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WATER STREET by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Historical fiction at its best. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Bird Mallon wants to be a healer like her mother, but she has doubts about her capabilities. Read full book review >

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PICTURES OF HOLLIS WOODS by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2002

"This touching story will leave readers pleasantly drained, satisfied with the happy ending, and eager for more about Hollis's future. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Twelve-year-old Hollis Woods, abandoned as a one-hour-old baby, was named after the part of Queens where she was found with a note pinned on her blanket: "Call her Hollis Woods." Read full book review >

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GENEVIEVE'S WAR by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"An engrossing story that examines the nature of character and maturity while putting a young girl at the center of action and suspense. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
An American teenage girl gets to play a role in the Resistance movement after she impulsively stays in Alsace, France, just before World War II begins. Read full book review >

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HUNTER MORAN SAVES THE UNIVERSE by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"The boys' exaggerated escapades make for an appealing read-aloud as well as a successful summer read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
On the first day of vacation, when rising sixth-grader Hunter Moran intercepts a phone call he interprets as a bomb plot, he sets out with his twin brother, Zack, to save the town of Newfield. Read full book review >

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WILD GIRL by Patricia Reilly Giff
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"A stakes winner. (Fiction. 8-14)"
Five years ago, when she was seven, Lidie's mother died and her father and brother left to train racehorses in America without her. Read full book review >

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ALL THE WAY HOME by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Readers will be swept away. (Fiction. 10-12)"
It is the summer of 1941. Read full book review >

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WRITING WITH ROSIE by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A simple and lively guide for young writers everywhere. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-13)"
A writer and her dog team up to offer tips on how to write stories. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"Persistence pays and her affectionately narrated experience, enlivened by family photographs and memorabilia, will encourage aspiring family anthropologists. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Like her dear Nana, her mother's mother before her, Giff is a gifted sort of seamstress, stitching stories and fancies and family legends with fine threads of fact to construct a fabric of her family's history. Read full book review >

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HUNTER MORAN HANGS OUT by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"For summer reading or dreaming of summer, this satisfying sequel can be a good starting point for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Rising sixth-graders Hunter and Zack make the most of the last four days of their summer vacation, attempting to stave off a kidnapping, performing rescues and welcoming yet another sibling. Read full book review >

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STORYTELLER by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Still, this is a lovely story about love and loss, a little-known aspect of Revolutionary history and the way the past informs the present, and the ending is gratifying. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
When her artist father is invited to Australia, Elizabeth must stay with an aunt she barely knows. Read full book review >