Search Results: "Patrick Jennings"


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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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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GUINEA DOG by Patrick Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2010

"The school characters are fairly one dimensional, but the undeniably funny plot moves along, and readers into beginning chapter books should enjoy this wry story of wish fulfillment. (Animal fantasy. 7-9)"
A humorous story about an unusual pet. Read full book review >

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FAITH AND THE ELECTRIC DOGS by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A great read-aloud, y un libro perfecto! (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
A joy—an original, uniquely funny first novel that is thought-provoking as well, from a witty ambassador of languages and cultures. Read full book review >

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ODD, WEIRD & LITTLE by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Jennings does not skip a beat as he builds realistic relationships and problem-solving around an outrageously funny premise. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At last: a humorous, useful and pedantry-free book about bullying! Read full book review >

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GUINEA DOG 2 by Patrick Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"With the introduction of Fido's gifted progeny, Jennings leaves readers begging for another absurd adventure. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Jennings picks up where Guinea Dog (2010) left off in this playful, quick-paced tale that touches on some common dilemmas for middle graders. Read full book review >

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WE CAN’T ALL BE RATTLESNAKES by Patrick Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Readers will enjoy her snake's-eye view of human foibles and cheer her on her way when a chance for release comes at last. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Like a Dick King-Smith tale with a bit more bite—and a certain amount of biting—this animal-narrated episode casts a satiric light on human behavior but leaves room for compassion, too. Read full book review >

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WISH RIDERS by Patrick Jennings
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Well-written but overwrought. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Once again, Jennings offers an odd amalgam of historical fiction (set in Depression times) and fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE WOLVING TIME by Patrick Jennings
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Not as action-packed as readers might like, but layered and thought-provoking. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Set in a medieval French village, this owes more to the historical werewolf mythology than pop culture. Read full book review >