Sleepless. What’s a rowdy captain to do? She sends her crew a’thievin for a simple lullaby.
But the rowdy heart doesn’t always know what it wants or needs. It’s not till Pappy appears that she finally finds her rest.
Children's book author Darcy Pattison is a master of the picture book format. Her title, The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman received an Irma Black Picture Book Honor award. Her books have received starred reviews from PW, Kirkus, and BCCB. Twice her books have been named NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books.
Ewa O'Neill brings brilliant colors and humor to this story of fun on the high sea and a song that only a Pappy can sing. O'Neill other books include I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay, I want a Cat: My Opinion Essay, and My Crazy Dog: My Narrative Essay. SLJ calls her art "fun," "colorful," and "charming." She lives in Poland with her husband and twin sons.
Utz Seehafer, the son and heir-apparent, of the southern Bo-See coalition is assigned to help the Earthlings’ search. He battles his own demons of a lost brother, a grieving father, and the urgency of escaping a dying planet. Will he be able to save his beloved Derry, and their pet project, the great white shark named Godzilla?
Pilgrims is the exciting conclusion of an epic science fiction trilogy that pits Risonians and Earthlings against inevitable implosion of a planet. In a rush against time, they must deal with the politics of desperate men and the tricks of a dying planet. Will they find the cure and escape in time?
In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight.
One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.
By Darcy Pattison
Earth finally receives a message from space:
“You only live on land. Allow us to live in the seas.”
He’ll never back down.
Even if it costs him everything.
Jake Rose must help negotiate peace between Rison and Earth. In this exciting prequel short story and trilogy of novels, he’s the only one who can bridge the gap. That’s because he’s a test-tube baby, half human and half alien.
". . .an astute piece of characterization. . . . Junior high readers should approve. A solid beginning to a trilogy that addresses all sorts of teenage alienation." Kirkus Reviews.
The story opens with a short story, ENVOYS, a first contact short story that sets up the conflict between the two blue planets. In SLEEPERS, the first full-length novel, Jake Rose must discover and diffuse the secret of what aliens sleeper cells have been doing on Earth. It’s one thing to ask permission to live in the oceans, but what if the oceans aren’t empty. In SIRENS, Book 2, the aliens dive deep to find a hidden city of Earthlings who aren’t quite human. The concluding novel, PILGRIMS, sends an Earth team to Rison just days before it’s due to implode. Will they be able to find the cure for a Risonian disease and escape certain doom?
**This box set includes the short story prequel and three complete novels.**
ENVOYS – Prequel
A lonely doctor.
A desperate alien race.
Which blue planet will survive?
This short story prequel features the First Contact between planets Rison and Earth. They’ve known for 25 years that the other planet existed and had intelligent life similar to Earth. But Rison has never allowed them to visit their home world.
Suddenly, out of the blue, Rison requests a medical team to meet them on their planet’s Moon Base. Commander Rose manages to find a place on the team because he’s an expert in comparative anatomy. But he has no idea what First Contact will mean to him. And to Earth.
SLEEPERS, Book 1
He comes from an alien world.
But he's the best hope for Earth.
In this coming of age science fiction story, Jake Rose--who is half Earthling and half alien--must discover the truth of what the Risonian aliens have been doing on earth. He joins his human grandparents on Bainbridge Island, but finds alien sleeper cells hiding in Puget Sound.
They're desperate! Their world is dying, and they need a new planet. They can breathe in air or water, so they only want to live in Earth's oceans.
Jake must stop those--on both sides--who would sabotage the Risonian's only hope for survival. But strangely, he finds that he's also Earth's only hope for survival. Read to find out how he survives.
SIRENS, Book 2
He's an alien. She's not quite human.
Can they survive an epic battle under the sea?
When the seas are accidentally poisoned by the aliens from Rison, Jake Rose--a teen who is half-human and half-alien--must question everything he's believed about planet Earth. He tracks his ailing girlfriend, Em, to Edinburgh, Scotland. From a distance, the North Sea looks serene. But underneath lies a shocking secret.
This is the second book in the exciting science fiction books, THE BLUE PLANETS WORLD series. When the Risonian world is threatened with implosion, they seek refuge on another blue planet. Will this aquatic alien species be welcome in Earth's oceans, or will the entire race be lost when their planet self-destructs?
This story has everything we love in a coming of age action movie: crazy battles, shocking revelations, and a gentle romance unfolding in the midst of a storm. Read, and picture it all in your mind.
PILGRIMS, Book 3
He’ll never back down.
Even if it costs him everything.
In a break-neck race across the galaxy to the other blue planet, Jake Rose, a half-human and half-alien teen, arrives on the doomed planet Rison in search of a cure for a deadly alien illness. The stakes are higher than every because his girlfriend, Em, is dying. Unless they find a cure, the entire Phoke race may die.
Jake finds his foster father just as aloof as ever and unwilling to help. This dangerous whirlwind journey to Rison, the doomed volcanic planet, is a story of survival, power and epic sacrifices.
As earthquakes rumble and the planet's core starts to collapse, Jake must find an elusive starfish. Or all is lost.
Storyteller, writing teacher, Queen of Revisions, and founder of Mims House (www.mimshouse.com) publisher, Darcy Pattison (darcypattison.com/about) has been published in ten languages. Her books, published with Harcourt, Philomel/Penguin, Harpercollins, Arbordale, and Mims House have received recognition for excellence with starred reviews in Kirkus, BCCB and PW. Three nonfiction nature books have been honored as National Science Teacher’s Association Outstanding Science Trade books. The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman (Harcourt) received an Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature Honor Book award and has been published in a Houghton Mifflin textbook. The Nantucket Sea Monster is a Junior Library Guild selecton, and a 2018 Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts. She’s the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children’s literature.