Search Results: "Tricia Andryszewski"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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: 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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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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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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IT'S MONDAY, MRS. JOLLY BONES! by Warren Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Amelia Bedelia may come to mind, but Mrs. Jolly Bones' unconventional behavior reflects her originality and flair rather than a lack of intelligence; would that more people flaunt their individuality…but maybe not in the toilet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mrs. Jolly Bones has a chore for every day of the week…but readers can be sure they've never done chores quite the way she does. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Tusa's simple line drawings capture a snail's-eye view of the world of tree, leaf and bird, and bestow a droll sincerity on the faces of Avon and Edward. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Invertebrate and inadvertent punsters Avon the snail and Edward the ant explore new territory: storytelling. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM WITH THE PUDDLES by Kate Feiffer
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"Tusa's charming illustrations can't rescue this ill-conceived venture. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Two children and their fractious parents head from their vacation home to the city and accidentally leave their two dogs behind. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The compact, simple text is readable in a large font with great spacing; the small trim size and Tusa's graceful, whimsical black-and-white drawings suit the contents perfectly. (Fiction. 4-10)"
Avon, a snail whose reading tastes run to adventure, longs for a real journey of his own. Read full book review >