Search Results: "Timothy Patrick McCarthy"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"'We need to expand the prevailing definition of patriotism beyond that narrow nationalism that has caused so much death and suffering,' writes Zinn. For sympathetic readers, this makes an ideal primer for that cause."
Well-chosen anthology of the radical historian's prodigious output. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 4, 2009

"Excels in narrative quality, creativity and variety."
Four stories and a poem encompass themes ranging from metaphysical healing to the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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Tea Cups & Tiger Claws by Timothy Patrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"An engagingly twisted family saga that begins with a unique premise but later relies on familiar thriller tropes."
Three sisters battle one another for social and economic supremacy in Patrick's debut novel. Read full book review >

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SOON by Timothy Knapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A mother-child journey readers will want to share again, soon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A long journey to a mountaintop with his mother results in more than an expansive view for young pachyderm Raju. Read full book review >

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SEABISCUIT THE WONDER HORSE by Meghan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"A winning introduction to the sport of kings for the read-aloud set. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
In the late 1930s, when times were tough and people went to the races to escape, they fell in love with a small, funny-looking, underdog horse gentled and trained so well he beat the elegant War Admiral with an unfamiliar jockey in the saddle. Read full book review >

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CITY HAWK by Meghan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Although this story appears in the lengthy author's note (along with a 'Learn More About Central Park' featurette and a jam-packed bibliography), its curious absence from the body of the text leaves readers with little to care about. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
The year's second book to shine the spotlight on New York City's most famous red-tailed hawk provides fun images but misses the narrative mark. Read full book review >

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THE WILDEST RACE EVER by Meghan McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Solid research underpins whimsy in McCarthy's latest historical foray. (historical note, photographs, selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In time for the 2016 Summer Olympics, McCarthy spotlights the men's marathon at the first Olympic Games hosted by the United States, held at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF BALTO by Meghan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"An intelligent read-aloud for those not quite ready to tackle the existing independent readers. (maps, author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Every dog has his day, but Balto's life is comparable to an early 20th-century movie star's. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"It's a lighthearted but well-researched glimpse into one of our country's quirkier collective moments, and readers will (justly) come away wondering whether it could happen again. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 9-11)"
Sandwiched between a look at Depression-era radios and a set of fanciful period advertisements, McCarthy delivers a semi-serious account of the 1938 "War of the Worlds" broadcast, illustrating both passages from the script and briefly told descriptions of widespread panic with smudgy cartoon scenes featuring bug-eyed monsters and equally bug-eyed people. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF PATTY AND THE BIG RED BUS by Meghan McCarthy
ADVENTURE
Released: March 8, 2005

"In the final scene, the sisters' blocky conveyance turns out to be up on cinderblocks—but that makes its travels no less exciting, nor less hilarious the disconnect between the pictures and big sister's slanted version of events. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Two siblings travel from a high mountaintop to the sea's deeps, from a circus to deep space, in this tongue-in-cheek tribute to little sisters, and to red VW minibuses, everywhere. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT TRASH by Meghan McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"The topic alone may interest some individual readers, but this book will be most useful for teachers to use in environmental projects. (author's note, facts, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
McCarthy again tackles an unusual subject: a garbage barge that traveled for over 6,000 miles. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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