Review: ABAYOMI, THE BRAZILIAN PUMA

Darcy Pattison and Kitty Harvill have teamed up again, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. You might remember when I reviewed their previous collaboration, WISDOM, THE MIDWAY ALBATROSS, here. Unlike Wisdom, the main character in ABAYOMI,  THE BRAZILIAN PUMA, is a mammal, a feline, not a bird. Unlike Wisdom, Abayomi lives in South America, in Read More …

Interview: Darcy Pattison on Writing WISDOM

Last week I posted this review of Darcy Pattison’s moving new picture book, WISDOM, THE MIDWAY ALBATROSS. Today, Darcy stops by to discuss it! LT: Hi, Darcy! I’m so excited to have you visit. Can you tell me how you first become interested in writing about Wisdom? DP: I have been interested in writing more nature/science related books, Read More …

I Facebook Friended an Albatross!

Wisdom, the Midway Albatross by Darcy Pattison (illustrated by Kitty Harvill) Mim’s House, February 1, 2012 32 pages Reading level: 840L (grades 3-5) How does a bird in the middle of the Pacific Ocean survive the 2011 Japanese tsunami and other dangers for over 60 years? No one really knows, but we do know for sure that Wisdom–the Read More …