Search Results: "Terry Kirkpatrick"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A heart-pounding read lacking a climax or overarching structure."
A behind-the-scenes look at the adventures of a U.S. Customs special agent on the front lines of the drug wars. Read full book review >

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PLOWIE by Patricia Kirkpatrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A simply presented but multilayered tale. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
A porcelain doll unearthed by her father's plow becomes a small girl's constant companion and, later, an heirloom in this true family story. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Katherine Kirkpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"Stripped of airbrushed romanticism and Eurocentric gloss, a rare look at culture clash arising from polar exploration. (map, photo, Inuktun glossary, historical timeline, notes) (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
This strong historical novel portrays the impact of Robert E. Peary's polar expeditions on the family and world of a young Inuit woman who joined them. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE CONTINENTAL by Katherine Kirkpatrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"A lively look at a slice of American history. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
In 1865 orphans were given few choices in life, but 16-year-old Emeline finds the courage to make a journey that promises to change the course of hers forever. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF MISS AGNES by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A quiet, yet satisfying account. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In 1948 the unorthodox Miss Agnes arrives to teach the children of an Athabascan Indian Village in remote Alaska. Read full book review >

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WINTER CAMP by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"The outcome is never really in doubt here, but the portrayal of these competent, courageous children battling the intense cold is compelling. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Again, two young Athabascan Indians, Toughboy and Sister (1990), survive the rigors of the Alaskan wilderness. Read full book review >

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DANCING AT THE ODINOCHKA by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"However, the author's works for a bit younger audience, such as The Year of Miss Agnes (2000), are more compelling reading. (maps, author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 9-14)"
One hundred and fifty years ago, Alaska belonged to Russia and was called Russian America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"The author's anger against the excesses of our industrial civilization is clear enough, but his remedies are unpersuasive."
A rather odd book, sketching the history of a 19th-century revolt against industrial machinery and seeking to find in it some lessons for today. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 1999

"Himler's splendid watercolor paintings illustrate the danger involved in trying to foil the Loyalists and the daily threat of exposure that was faced by the Setauket spies. (map, sources) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Basing the book on true incidents and real people of the Revolutionary War, Kirkpatrick (Trouble's Daughter, 1998, etc.) recreates the actions of a Patriot spies begun by Robert Townsend and assisted by strong-willed, cool-headed Nancy Strong in the little town of Setauket, New York; Nancy used her clothesline and petticoats to signal the location, spotted by her son, of a whaleboat that would transport a vital letter about British battle plans directly to General George Washington. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE ACROSS THE WIDE SEA by Katherine Kirkpatrick
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Helpful notes put the story in its historical context, discuss the slave trade and the sugar plantations of the Caribbean, and suggest a parallel to Jews and the Holocaust. (map, pronunciation guide and glossary, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, King Louis XIV began the persecution of the Huguenots that would devastate France and lead to the torture, death, or exile of 20 percent of the country. Read full book review >

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DO NOT PASS GO by Kirkpatrick Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Still, this powerful character study, where everyone in Deet's family grows, shows that Hill has a gift for quietly but realistically portraying the journey. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Deet's parents are happy-go-lucky and financially irresponsible, so he compensates by being compulsively organized and extremely judgmental. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2007

"Still, Kirkpatrick is frank enough to mention Marie's half-Inuit siblings, introduces a circle of colorful friends and associates and conveys some sense of what it was like to grow up with a famous, but often absent, father. (index, source notes) (Biography. 11-13)"
Kirkpatrick casts an unusual sidelight on the exploits of Peary and Henson with this profile of Peary's daughter Marie, who was born in 1893 in a two-room house in northern Greenland, and spent large portions of her youth north of the Arctic Circle. Read full book review >