Search Results: "Susan Patron"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A rip-roaring tale with a satisfying conclusion. (author's note, historical note) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
A not-so-shy Angeline is a force for justice in a Wild West town that is out of control. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURGOO STEW by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Perfect for story hour or any other time. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Two grand debuts: Librarian Patron tells her unique version of ``Stone Soup'' with humor and panache, her characters ``a crowd of five rowdy bad boys'' (hungry, too) who accost a mellow, wise old man—who sends them to their mothers to ask ``kindly'' for just a carrot, etc., for his miraculous stew. Read full book review >

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THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A small gem. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The facts of Lucky's life in Hard Pan, Calif. Read full book review >

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DARK CLOUD STRONG BREEZE by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"All in all, coming from an author and an illustrator with a number of fine books to their separate credit, a disappointment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Dark cloud strong breeze/Inside the car Daddy's locked his keys,'' begins this fanciful story of a mishap that balloons into an eventful sequence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY FOR GOOD by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Lucky's fans will be overjoyed to see her safely on the way to junior high, though some might miss Matt Phelan's art. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Lucky and the other 42 residents of Hard Pan return in this second sequel to the Newbery Award-winning The Higher Power of Lucky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOBBIN DUSTDOBBIN by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

The baleful bit of under-bed dust introduced in Five Bad Boys, Billy Que, and the Dustdobbin (1992) has a daughter; and though her ``Papa Hob'' is now Billy Que's fast friend (they play checkers), Bobbin worries about the old man's broom. Read full book review >

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LUCKY BREAKS by Susan Patron
ADVENTURE
Released: March 10, 2009

"If Lucky's brain crevices and her 'glands' make one too many appearances, she can be forgiven because it's so nice to have her back. (art not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Lucky Trimble, age ten (soon to be 11), returns with the 42 other Hard Panners in this sequel to the 2007 Newbery Award winner, The Higher Power of Lucky. Read full book review >

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FIVE BAD BOYS, BILLY QUE, AND THE DUSTDOBBIN by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Shenon's bold, witty illustrations are perfect for this comical, expertly honed story, whose brisk, colorful language begs to be shared aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``The one thing Billy Que had in common with the Dustdobbin who lived under his bed was this: they both hated brooms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYBE YES, MAYBE NO, MAYBE MAYBE by Susan Patron
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Pleasantly understated b&w art. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The author of two delightful picture books brings her witty, believable dialogue and awareness of children's preoccupations to a chapter book. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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BOOK REVIEW

CLASS PETS by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An amusing and attractive early chapter book that will be popular with girls anxious to project reading competency to competing classmates. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Flamboyant, self-confident Missy is back for a second outing for transitioning readers. Read full book review >

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BRING ON THE BIRDS by Susan Stockdale
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Broader in geographical range and even simpler in design, this makes a natural follow-up to Lois Ehlert's Feathers for Lunch (1990) as a primary introduction to our avian cousins. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Over rhyming captions that only occasionally exceed three or four words, Stockdale presents painted portraits of 21 wild birds. Read full book review >