A Simple Gift

A Simple Gift

by Nancy Ruth Patterson


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A Simple Gift by Nancy Ruth Patterson

Ten-year-old Carrie O'Connor has lots of questions.

Where does her mother, a famous New York children's writer, find ideas for her best-selling Michael Madigan series? Why does her father, a busy surgeon, sometimes spend more time curing people than caring for her? How would her life change if she landed a role in a play directed by a Broadway director?

Carrie unwraps the answers in a Junior Library Guild selection called "a love song to the theatre...a love song to life."

Selected for William Allen White and Mark Twain Master Lists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440112065
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/03/2009
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nancy Ruth Patterson has written two other novels for children, The Christmas Cup and The Shiniest Rock of All, both of which have been produced professionally as plays. She lives in Roanoke, Virginia.

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A Simple Gift 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nancy Patterson has the gift of endearment built into her characters and she provides them with substance, punch and nuance. Carrie is a young girl who is out to do the right things yet in the meantime learns something about herself. Isn't that what we wish for all of our children, to do the right things and make important discoveries about themselves? Nancy has weaved a clever little plot with seamless characters that make you pine for those days when simplicity still mattered. In a day and age of light speed and umpteenth distractions, Nancy Patterson shows us that we can slow down, enjoy the moment and savor the result of a well written book for young readers.