Search Results: "Alona Frankel"


BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A POTTY - BOY by Alona Frankel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2011

"A familiar story and illustrations enhanced with interactivity give this classic new life. (iPad storybook app. 1-3)"
Interactive and entertaining, this 1975 classic that has been introducing kids to the potty for years adapts well to the iPad, integrating amusing sound effects, interesting use of page transition and even a sing-a-long. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A POTTY - GIRL by Alona Frankel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2011

"A familiar story and illustrations enhanced with interactivity give this classic new life. (iPad storybook app. 1-3)"
Interactive and entertaining, this 1975 classic that has been introducing kids to the potty for years adapts well to the iPad, integrating amusing sound effects, interesting use of page transition and even a sing-a-long. Read full book review >

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GIRL by Alona Frankel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"A truly moving and bravely rendered memoir."
An impressionistic memoir of a Polish Jewish girl's survival hiding as a Gentile in Nazi-occupied Poland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ATLAS OF LOVE by Laurie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Despite Janey's self-important mini-lectures tying her story to narrative theory, Frankel offers no more than a shallow, feel-good weepy."
Frankel explores the boundaries of family in her first novel, about three young women in Seattle who share the experience of motherhood when one becomes pregnant. Read full book review >

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WEIRD by Erin Frankel
by Erin Frankel, illustrated by Paula Heaphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"While the series would benefit from a boy's version, the message is still loud and clear; this should find a home in every school library. (Picture book/bibliotherapy. 6-12)"
One of a trio of books that present the topic of bullying from three perspectives: the bullied, the bystander and the bully. Read full book review >

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THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS by Laurie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"As thought-provoking a domestic novel as we have seen this year."
A big, brave, messy modern family struggles with the challenges of raising a transgender child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOODBYE FOR NOW by Laurie Frankel
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An excess of ethics overshadows the simple love story, but there's no denying Frankel's warmth, wit and ingenuity in this cleverly conceived charmer."
The Social Network meets One Day in an attractive love-and-loss story that applies new technology to the job of soothing broken hearts. Read full book review >

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FOUR OF A KIND by Valerie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"Transcends the conventions of chick lit to dramatize complex and timely issues."
Four women approaching middle age find insight and inspiration at the poker table, in Frankel's breezy latest (It's Hard Not to Hate You, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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STRIPPING GYPSY by Noralee Frankel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2009

"Gypsy gets the extra bow she deserved."
A biography of a 1930-40s burlesque artist who amounted to far more than the sum of her parts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A workmanlike job, covering the main events and key players of one of the great stories in modern science. (67 photos, 9 ilustrations)"
Every schoolchild now knows that the dinosaurs were killed off by a meteor, but it took a while for scientists to accept the idea. Read full book review >

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HIGH NOON by Glenn Frankel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A comprehensive guide to both a classic film and the era that created it."
Courage under the gun, in both art and life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAR DOGS by Rebecca Frankel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2016

"Although fascinating, this lengthy effort seems nearly interchangeable with the adult version. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Military service dogs perform a variety of roles, but those trained to sniff out IEDs are the primary focus of this effort. Read full book review >