Search Results: "Candace Fleming"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Despite a Dewey error and some humor over the head of the target audience, this is a winner, and the final story seems to promise a fifth-grade sequel. (Fiction. 7-11)"
No teacher wants to teach this year's fourth-grade class at Aesop Elementary. Read full book review >

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LOWJI DISCOVERS AMERICA by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Let's hope for a sequel or two. (Glossary) (Fiction. 7-11)"
Lowji has lived in Bombay with his Ma and Bape for his whole life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An excellent resource and worthy companion to more traditional biographies. (introduction, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
How does a biographer do justice to the life of Benjamin Franklin when he lived so long and did so much? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Fans of the first will find more to love, and newcomers can enjoy this and then head back to fourth grade. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The fabled fourth graders of Aesop Elementary, whom no teacher wanted to teach, found their perfect mentor in Mr. Henry Valentine Jupiter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An attractive and useful resource. (personal note, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Had Eleanor Roosevelt kept a scrapbook—an incredibly well-organized and thorough scrapbook—this is how it might feel to look through it. Read full book review >

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WHEN AGNES CAWS by Candace Fleming
Released: March 1, 1999

"The end may fall a bit flat, but Agnes shows admirable spunk in the clutch, and children, bird lovers or not, will want to imitate her hoots and warbles. (Picture book. 6-7)"
The creators of Gabriella's Song (1997) return with another robust heroine, who is in search of the elusive pink-headed duck. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Scholarly, impassioned and riveting—a dandy corrective to an undervalued legacy and an immersive trip through a vanished era of popular entertainment."
The life and career of a protean figure from Hollywood's early days. Read full book review >

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Released: July 8, 2014

"A remarkable human story, told with clarity and confidence. (bibliography, Web resources, source notes, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Fleming examines the family at the center of two of the early 20th century's defining events. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"As revealing as it is entertaining. (Biography. 10-14)"
P.T. Barnum is likely to bring to mind the famous circus, but there is much more to the legendary showman, and Fleming brings all of him boldly to life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Extensive end notes round out an impressive volume. (bibliography, websites, a note on research, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Fleming's five-year immersion in letters, diaries, newspapers, speeches and other primary documents yields a monumental visual chronicle of Abraham and Mary Lincoln and their times. Read full book review >

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PRESENTING BUFFALO BILL by Candace Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Illustrated with archival material and supplemented with extensive backmatter, this is a thoroughly engaging portrait of a fascinating, larger-than-life figure. (photos, bibliography, source notes) (Biography. 10-14)"
Fleming presents a lively, evenhanded portrait of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, a master of self-promotion who became a world-famous entertainer and whose name became synonymous with "Wild West." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"Light on explicit grue but well endowed with macabre detail and leavening dashes of humor. (Horror/short stories. 10-13)"
Nine creepy tales told by dead teens and positively tailor-made for reading—or reading aloud—by flashlight. Read full book review >