Search Results: "Tricia Andryszewski"


BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Copious notes and a handy index substantiate the text even further. (b&w photos, not seen, further reading) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Andryszewski (The Dust Bowl, 1993, etc.) presents a sobering and clear-eyed history that traces the development of radical militia groups within the US. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Strictly assignment fodder. (resource lists) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Written strictly in sweeping generalities, and illustrated with over-manipulated photos and prints that give way to eye-glazing charts toward the end, this survey of our species' spread from Africa to every continent is more likely to extinguish reader interest than kindle it. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Brief bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In a model of concise and effective writing, the social, economic, and ecological history of the great agricultural tragedy of the 30's. Read full book review >

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THE TERRITORY by Tricia Fields
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite a clear, detailed plot, Fields' debut lacks the spark that would bring her sorely tried heroine and her problems alive."
A drug war between the Medrano and La Bestia cartels holds a small border town hostage. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW ME by Tricia Tusa
Kirkus Star
by Tricia Tusa, illustrated by Tricia Tusa
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"A glorious visual meditation on light, color and home for even the smallest child and artist. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This book starts with the cover, a picture of a small girl with a large braid getting onto a swing under a tree. Read full book review >

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SISTERS by Tricia Tusa
by Tricia Tusa, illustrated by Tricia Tusa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Her people are lumpy, long, endearing and—memorable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another warmly wacky book by the creator of Maebelle's Suitcase (1991). Read full book review >

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SCRATCHGRAVEL ROAD by Tricia Fields
Released: March 5, 2013

"As in Fields' Tony Hillerman Prize-winning debut (The Territory, 2011): carefully integrated red herrings, a tinge of romance and dead-on descriptions of West Texas weather—oppressive heat, weeklong downpours and earth-obliterating mudslides."
Welcome to West Texas, where a nuclear plant is being dismantled, a young lady takes a walk in the desert in 104-degree heat, and a corpse is dumped along the route usually favored by drug mules and coyotes. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2008

"A self-indulgent exercise that misses the mark as both a teaching tool and a memoir."
Remember how much you disliked music lessons when you were a little kid? Here's your chance to revisit those magical times. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER by Tricia Wastvedt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Wastvedt's flowing, long-winded tale, set in a Constable landscape in a parallel universe, is a deft but peculiar fusion of gothic and rhapsodic."
A melodramatic debut set in an idyllic English river valley. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY REUNION by Tricia Tusa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Pure comedy—especially Tusa's wonderfully pointed cartoon caricatures of family types in full, overebullient swing. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Like a suburban version of The Relatives Came, the Beneadas throng in, bearing casseroles, drinks, towering cakes, a trumpet, an accordion, a violin; they turn up the lights and settle down to regale each other with stories, photograph people they almost remember, exchange confidences, and commune with themselves by meditating or exercising. Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTED HOUSE PROJECT by Tricia Clasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A touching story that explores grief and the bravery necessary to come out of it. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A family crisis challenges 13-year-old Andie to the utmost. Read full book review >