Search Results: "Patrick Carman"


BOOK REVIEW

PATRICK by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"For the most part, though, the format, vocabulary and art work well here to encourage kids to read on their own and have fun doing it. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
Hayes, the Geisel Award-winning creator of the Benny and Penny stories (Benny and Penny in the Big No-No, 2009, etc.) introduces a new character in this collection of short graphic stories. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Stephen R. Lawhead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2003

"A straightforward Celtic paperback yarn, but this one is blessedly short on the talking trees, magic swords, and warrior maidens that clutter up so many from Lawhead (Mystic Rose, 2001, etc.). Still, you'll still need to be a serious Celt-ophile to get through it."
A fictionalized biography of St. Patrick, circa a.d. 400, concentrating on the "lost years" of the famous Irish patriarch. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1992

"An excellent contribution. (Biography/Picture book. 4-8)"
A brief, straightforward summary of the known facts about the saint's life, illustrated in dePaola's usual accomplished manner with simple, stylized figures and a pleasing variety of frames bordered with gold bands that unify the whole. Read full book review >

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PULSE by Patrick Carman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"The successful mix of suspense and romance combines with unexpected twists to keep readers engrossed from the start and begging for more. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
Best-selling author Carman launches a new series in a dystopian civilization that has its roots in today's United States. Read full book review >

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QUAKE by Patrick Carman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2015

"An engaging end to a well-developed arc. (Dystopian romance. 13-16)"
This final installment in the Pulse trilogy starts up only moments after the ending of Tremor (2013), and the action never lets up.Read full book review >

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3 BELOW by Patrick Carman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An adventurous romp, as atmospheric as incense and as smooth as lemonade on a summer day. (Magical adventure. 9-12)"
Leo Fillmore, 11 years old and proprietor of New York City's most engagingly eccentric hotel (Floors, 2011), returns with a juicy, potentially calamitous dilemma. Read full book review >

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THIRTEEN DAYS TO MIDNIGHT by Patrick Carman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2010

"Page-turning suspense through the end. (Thriller. YA)"
A ward of the state for most of his life, Jacob has bounced from home to home until landing with the eccentric and mildly iconoclastic Mr. Fielding—who, when the car they're in hits a tree at 60 miles an hour, dies, but not before passing on an unusual attribute. Read full book review >

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TREMOR by Patrick Carman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"It all leads up to a tantalizing glimpse of what's yet to come in the final volume. (Dystopian romance. 13 & up)"
Faith Daniels and Dylan Gilmore are two of only five people with an extra pulse, giving them strange and amazing abilities well beyond those of normal teenagers. But life in 2051 is anything but normal. Read full book review >

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THE FIELD OF WACKY INVENTIONS by Patrick Carman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The quirkiness of Carman's tale could easily become too familiar, but he pulls new rabbits out of his storytelling sleeve pretty much with each turn of the page, keeping them turning. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Another topsy-turvy adventure takes place in this last episode in Carman's hotel trilogy. Read full book review >

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FLOORS by Patrick Carman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The author is a fine storyteller; he rides the mystery right up to the edge invests his characters with quirks that aren't merely cute but essential to the person's identity. (Magical adventure. 9-12)"
Here is the Whippet Hotel, a very strange place: Each of its floors has its own eccentric personality, especially the hidden ones. Read full book review >