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Patricia MacLachlan

3.74 of 5 Votes: 5
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Books by Patricia MacLachlan
The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse (2014)
language
English
4.15 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: A picture book introduction to Matisse for young readers, focusing on the sights, colors and patterns Matisse would have seen as a child. His mother painted plates and decorated with bright colors; silks were woven in his hometown; and his father gave him pigeons as a child (he k...
Fly Away (2014)
language
English
3.87 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Lucy and her family are headed to help her aunt. It is flooding around her aunt's house and Lucy's family wants to help. Great and memorable characters in the story, all with a bit of a stubborn Midwestern quality that makes them endearing. Lucy's brother is two but doesn't talk ...
White Fur Flying (2013)
language
English
3.88 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Patricia Maclachlin wins it in the sparse accessible prose department and kids should enjoy this book whether it is read aloud to them or if they tackle it themselves. The Cassidy family watches as a moving truck unloads elegant furniture at the house next door. Soon they learn t...
The Truth of Me (2013)
language
English
3.78 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This is a sad story and a magical story. Robert is a boy whose parents are professional musicians. Their lives revolve around their music, not around Robert. When they leave for two months on their summer tour, Robert is left with his grandmother, Maddy, who is beginning to sh...
Snowflakes Fall (2013)
language
English
3.98 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This poignant tribute to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims is an unbroken verse that celebrates rebirth and individuality. MacLachlan’s words celebrate the joys of winter and the coming spring and childhoods spent in happy play. Kellogg’s lovely illustrations feat...
Waiting for the Magic (2011)
language
English
3.93 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: this YA novel grabbed me immediately with the few, but really neat illustrations and the cute cover. it's one of those YA books that make you cry pretty quickly and has an adorable magical aspect to it. especially with all the animals, i was hooked and finished it within an hour....
Kindred Souls (2012)
language
English
3.85 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Sweet story about a grandson who is asked by his grandfather to build a sod house. Their bonding reminded me of my days I spent with my own grandparents. An "angel dog" also becomes a significant role in the book. 3 stars because I didn't find the grandfather (Billy) to be lik...
The True Gift: A Christmas Story (2009)
language
English
3.74 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: When Lily and Liam go to stay with their grandparents during the week leading up to Christmas, Liam becomes troubled by the presence of White Cow. She is alone in the paddock. Does she get lonely? Is she sad? He feels that she must be, and therefore, he wants to find her a friend...
Word After Word After Word (2010)
language
English
3.8 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: "'I, myself, write to change my life, to make it come out the way I want it to,' she said."How does that statement change the lives of five fourth grade students? When Ms. Mirabel came to their class to teach about writing, all the students were eager to learn to start writing. ...
The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm (2012)
language
English
3.61 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Patricia MacLachlan does a wonderful job of adding to the series The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. She keeps the focus on the four children and gives the reader a bit more insight on their parents and how life was prior to their boxcar living. The farm life and sen...
Nora's Chicks (2013)
language
English
3.73 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Nora's Chicks is about a little girl named Nora who emigrated to the United States from Russia and settles in the midwest. With no one around for miles, she grows lonely fast and looks for a friend. She eventually finds friends in the chicks her father buys, after convincing him ...
Cat Talk (2013)
language
English
3.97 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I liked this better than I thought, since I am not a cat person. The poems were simple yet conveyed sentiments and personalities very well. I was able to imagine these cats exactly, even though I've never been around cats for that long. My favorite part was probably the illustrat...
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