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Carol Carrick (1935–2013)

Author of Patrick's Dinosaurs

49+ Works 3,502 Members 91 Reviews

About the Author

Carol Carrick was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on May 20, 1935. She received a degree in advertising art from Hofstra University in 1957. After college, she worked as a layout and mechanical artist at several New York advertising agencies and at Coronet magazine. Her first book, The Old Barn, was show more published in 1966 and was primarily a vehicle for her husband Donald F. Carrick's illustrations. They collaborated on 37 books before his death in 1989 including Sleep Out, Ben and the Porcupine, Two Very Little Sisters, and Stay Away from Simon. She wrote nine more books after that including Mothers Are Like That and The Polar Bears Are Hungry, which were illustrated by her son Paul. She died due to complications from a stroke on June 6, 2013 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Includes the names: Carrick Carol, Carrol Carrick

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Series

Works by Carol Carrick

Patrick's Dinosaurs (1983) 882 copies
Norman Fools the Tooth Fairy (1992) 255 copies
Valentine (1995) 176 copies
The Accident (1852) 115 copies
Stay Away from Simon! (1985) 112 copies
Sleep Out (1973) 101 copies
Lost in the Storm (1893) 98 copies
Ben and the Porcupine (1961) 89 copies
Whaling Days (1993) 77 copies
Mothers Are Like That (2000) 64 copies
Paul's Christmas Birthday (1978) 59 copies
The Elephant in the Dark (1874) 55 copies
The Foundling (1977) 52 copies
Left Behind (1988) 46 copies
Old Mother Witch (1975) 46 copies
The Washout (1817) 44 copies
In the Moonlight, Waiting (1990) 40 copies
The Polar Bears Are Hungry (2002) 35 copies
Dark and Full of Secrets (1871) 31 copies
The Climb (1668) 30 copies
Octopus (1661) 29 copies
What a Wimp! (1983) 23 copies
Swamp Spring (1969) 22 copies
A Rabbit for Easter (1979) 20 copies
The Great Big Dinosaur Treasury (2014) — Contributor — 20 copies
Melanie (1996) 19 copies
Two Very Little Sisters (1993) 19 copies
The Pond (1964) 19 copies
Sand Tiger Shark (1977) 18 copies
Upside-Down Cake (1999) 17 copies
Maxie's Cat (1995) 17 copies
Some Friend! (1979) 14 copies
Beach Bird (1975) 13 copies
Blue Lobster (1975) 13 copies
The Brook (1967) 10 copies
Two Coyotes (1982) 10 copies
The Empty Squirrel (1981) 9 copies
Banana Beer (1995) 6 copies
The Dirt Road (1970) 5 copies
The Crocodiles Still Wait (1980) 5 copies
The Old Barn (1966) 3 copies

Associated Works

Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 9, May 1976 (1976) — Contributor — 3 copies

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Birthdate
1935-05-20
Date of death
2013-06-06
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Queens, New York, USA
Places of residence
Edgartown, Massachusetts, USA
Education
Hofstra University (BA|1957)
Relationships
Carrick, Donald (husband)

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Reviews

Another solid book by Carol Carrick.

Christopher’s dog dies after being hit by a truck.

Eventually Christopher gives his heart to a new puppy.
 
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 1 other review | Feb 7, 2024 |
I admit, I did turn to the end and read backwards.

Very nice story about an all too common occurrence of losing a pet. Happily they are reunited.
 
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 1 other review | Nov 7, 2023 |
I do like this book, a good companion to nature study.
 
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FamiliesUnitedLL | Oct 24, 2023 |
A big brother takes his VERY IMAGINATIVE little brother to the park and tells him ALL ABOUT dinosaurs. Little Patrick imagines them all in realistic detail. He’s freaking himself out before the end of the book when his brother tells him they’ve been gone for millions of years.The illustrations are priceless and two generations of kids in our family have reacted positively to Patrick and his flights of fancy.
 
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muumi | 7 other reviews | Jul 12, 2023 |

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Associated Authors

Donald F. Carrick Illustrator
Julia Liu Contributor
Judy Sierra Contributor
Bernard Most Contributor
George McClements Contributor
Kurt Cyrus Contributor
Deb Lund Contributor
Margret Rey Contributor
Paddy Bouma Illustrator
Lisa McCue Illustrator
Paul Carrick Illustrator
David Frampton Illustrator
David Milgrim Illustrator
Erika Weihs Illustrator
Alisher Dianov Illustrator
Kersti Frigell Illustrator
Margot Apple Illustrator
Mary S. Lund Translator
T. A. ENGSTRÖM Translator

Statistics

Works
49
Also by
1
Members
3,502
Popularity
#7,265
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
91
ISBNs
167
Languages
6

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