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Calvert, Patricia

Works: 41 works in 120 publications in 3 languages and 12,636 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Historical fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.C139, FIC
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Bigger by Patricia Calvert( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,360 libraries worldwide
When his father disappears near the Mexican border at the end of the Civil War, twelve-year-old Tyler decides to go after him and bring him home, acquiring on the journey a strange dog which he names Bigger
The snowbird by Patricia Calvert( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 933 libraries worldwide
Following the murder of her parents Willanna faces an uncertain future as she and her younger brother move from Tennessee in 1883 to the Dakota Territory where she trains her first horse
Yesterday's daughter by Patricia Calvert( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Leenie is bitterly determined not to let the mother who left her as an infant back into her life, but a tentative friendship with a young photographer helps her see the situation from a new perspective
Picking up the pieces by Patricia Calvert( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
A girl who has suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury begins the process of emotional healing
Sooner by Patricia Calvert( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
With the realization that his father may not return now that the Civil War is over, thirteen-year-old Tyler finds himself the man of their Missouri farm and the master of a new dog, the strikingly colored Sooner
The ancient Inca by Patricia Calvert( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
The Inca emerged from the ancient native cultures of what is now Peru. Although it is unclear precisely when the Inca came into existence, they became a powerful force in the region by the 1300s to 1400s. They were known for being builders as well as conquerors, and created the famous structure known as Machu Picchu. They also developed and improved roads and bridges in the Inca Empire. The culture began to collapse when the Inca were overtaken by Spanish conquistadors in the 1500s. This book explores the ancient Inca through their social structure. It details the duties of an emperor, the activities of a priest, and much more. It also describes some of the discoveries and writings that have led to our present-day understanding of this fascinating culture
The American frontier by Patricia Calvert( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
Overview: The latest volume in this acclaimed reference series focuses on the American frontier. There the adventurous spirit of America was exemplified by pioneers, Native Americans, immigrants, miners, trappers, stagecoach drivers, and mail-order brides who all jostled to make their claims on the American Dream. Twenty-eight biographies profile Daniel Boone, John Muir, Sacagawea, Crazy Horse, and others
The hour of the wolf by Patricia Calvert( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 550 libraries worldwide
Following his suicide attempt, a loner and a loser who has never lived up to his father's expectations is sent to Alaska, where he subsequently enters the annual thousand-mile-long Iditarod Trail Race from Anchorage to Nome in memory of his Athabascan Indian friend who dies
Daniel Boone : beyond the mountains by Patricia Calvert( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
What must it have been like to be the first to circumnavigate the globe or traverse America from shore to shore? What political, social and financial factors of the day encouraged exploration? What personal dreams and desires drove these fearless men to search the vast unknown waters and lands, to tempt danger time and time again, all in the name of discovery? In Great Explorations, acclaimed authors including recent Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Milton Meltzer guide us through the adventures of the indomitable explorers who knew first-hand the joys and sorrows of pioneering
The ancient Celts by Patricia Calvert( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Explores the culture of ancient Celts through social structure and how we learned this information through discoveries and writings from their time
Betrayed! by Patricia Calvert( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
In 1867, after his father's death and his mother's remarriage, fourteen-year-old Tyler and his black friend Isaac set out on the Missouri River headed west to seek their fortunes, encountering an unsavory keel boat captain and a Sioux chief along the way
When morning comes by Patricia Calvert( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Publishers Weekly: Although Cat Kincaid describes herself as "dark and dangerous as a leopard,'' her vulnerability is not hard to detect at the onset of this problem novel. Underneath a tough exterior is a 15-year-old runaway who desires love and security. Even before she moves to the country and meets Annie Bowen, her new foster mother, Cat plans to return to the concrete jungle where she belongs. During her first few days at Sweetberry Farm, Cat experiences conflicting emotions about small-town life and the people she encounters. She becomes interested in Hooter, a local boy, but realizes she will never fit in with his crowd. Determined to remain a "lone predator,'' Cat runs back to the city streets, where she finds little refuge from her troubles. After she is robbed and almost raped, Cat faces a moment of truth, takes stock of her life and rethinks her options for the future. Although not entirely original, the themes of this book are relevant and thoughtfully presented. With extreme candor, Calvert ( The Snowbird ; Stranger, You and I ) reveals the attitudes of an emotionally scarred teenager. The gradual breakdown of Cat's defenses are both touching and enlightening
Robert E. Peary : to the top of the world by Patricia Calvert( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
Recounts the life of Robert E. Peary and his problem-filled expedition to the North Pole from 1905-1909
Stranger, you & I by Patricia Calvert( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Publishers Weekly: Buddies is the classification Hughie gives to his friendship with Zee, a tomboy who seems to have blossomed into a young woman overnight. When Hughie finally asks her for a date, he doesn't realize that she is five months pregnant. The father of the baby doesn't care about Zee, but Hughie does; Calvert's story explores the ways in which Hughie tries to reach out and help Zee in her lonely condition. Surprisingly, this isn't about teenage pregnancy as much as it is about the depth of platonic love. And in loving and helping Zee, Hughie becomes aware of his own place in his family, where he has always felt like an invisible middle child. The story is most moving when the focus is on the friendship; the family and school scenes have less impact. But Hughie's perspective uninvolved physically, immersed emotionally is unusual and engrossing
Glennis, before and after by Patricia Calvert( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 376 libraries worldwide
Overview: Glennis just wants things to be the way they were. This means that Dad would be proven innocent and be out of prison; Mom would recover from her nervous breakdown. And the whole family -- Vinnie, Louise, Allie and Missy, and Glennis -- would be together again, living in a big house with a huge backyard and having family picnics complete with badminton nets and hoops for croquet. As the family has dissolved, Glennis has chosen to live with eccentric Aunt Wanda, who cooks only meals that come out of boxes, and wears rhinestone shirts and cowboy boots. When Wanda is at work, Glennis has no one but Skipper, Aunt Wanda's only son, to keep her company. But living with both of them has allowed Glennis to visit Dad every weekend at the correctional facility, where she is sure he'll ask her to help prove his innocence. Quite the opposite happens and Glennis is left wondering: If her life before is gone forever, then where does she stand now? Patricia Calvert writes with power and grace in a novel that probes the intricacies of family relationships and the many prisons that we construct for ourselves
The stone pony by Patricia Calvert( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Following the death of her multi-talented and beautiful older sister, JoBeth tries to bury her feelings of resentment and guilt
Hadder MacColl by Patricia Calvert( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Fiercely proud and loyal to her Highland heritage, fifteen-year-old Hadder can't understand why her beloved older brother, after his return from schooling in Edinburgh, no longer seems to share her passionate belief in the Jacobite cause
The Money Creek mare by Patricia Calvert( Book )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Sharing her father's dream of having a champion horse farm, Ella Rae secretly takes his crippled red mare to mate with a famous stallion, but she nearly loses her freedom when her crime is discovered
Hernando Cortés : fortune favored the bold by Patricia Calvert( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Describes the life of Hernando Cortés, the Spanish explorer who discovered Baja California and explored the Pacific coast of Mexico, but who is best remembered for conquering the Aztec Empire
Vasco da Gama : so strong a spirit by Patricia Calvert( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Recounts the voyages undertaken by fifteenth-century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama to strengthen his nation's power by establishing a sea trade route to India
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Alternative Names
Freeman, Peter J. 1931-
English (87)
German (3)
Dutch (2)
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