Search Results: "Claire Freedman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 19, 2008

"A satisfactory historical fiction novel that could use more edge and polish."
A sweeping yet compact saga that traces one woman's life from wealth and affluence to a Chicago brothel, as she learns to rely on herself in the face of numerous obstacles and challenges. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE MARVEL by John Burnham Schwartz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Very precious, very trite-seeming. Love Story it's not."
An acutely sensitive love story, the sort in which feelings and psyches are so fragile that the normal ups and downs of true love become near-fatal wounds. Here, a thirtysomething man recalls his haunting love for an elusive and complex woman. Read full book review >

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RESCUING CLAIRE by Thomas Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1991

"Still, Johnson pulls off this first novel, turning trite material into delightful muscular prose that makes him a writer to watch."
A clever, well-written trot through student life in 1960's Wisconsin. Read full book review >

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MY GRANDPARENTS LOVE ME by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Sweet and appealing for the preschool set and a winning gift purchase for the grandparent crowd. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The extraordinary bond a young child enjoys with a grandparent is expressed through a series of activities they share. Read full book review >

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GOOSEBERRY GOOSE by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"English author and illustrator capture a certain openhearted Brit approach to animal stories that is very attractive, and the double-spread, full-bleed pictures are full of sky and leaf. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The clear light of autumn breezes through these pages, as Gooseberry Goose practices landing, taking off, gliding, and doing loop-the-loops. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, BABY! by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Sure to find love on the baby-shower circuit. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A love song of sorts from parent to child, illustrated with animal families and a surfeit of snuggles. Read full book review >

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BEEP BEEP BEEP  TIME FOR SLEEP! by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Four-wheeled fun, if a little unbalanced. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The big trucks work hard all day, and at night they sleep, just like us. Read full book review >

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ONE MAGICAL DAY by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"A good bedtime book, this is likely to be popular with both parents and children. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What child can resist a picture book featuring a multitude of sweet baby animals? Read full book review >

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SNUGGLE UP, SLEEPY ONES by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"A sensory treat all around, but the flowing cadence of the rhyming couplets will lull young sleepyheads pleasantly into la-la land. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A myriad of young exotic animals end their day and rest their sleepy eyes in this rhythmic bedtime read. Read full book review >

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Claire on Lafayette Square by Judith Chouteau
Released: June 18, 2014

"The message of friendship trumping serious challenges comes through clearly despite sometimes-cringe-worthy rhymes."
In an awkwardly rhyming picture book about helping a friend overcome an illness, debut author Chouteau introduces Claire, a fun-loving, caring redhead in the diverse neighborhood of Lafayette Square, St. Louis. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DE LUNE by Christine Johnson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 18, 2010

"Claire is a sympathetic character, though her love interest seems too idealized and one-dimensional and the conclusion entirely too tidy—in the end, there is not much to set apart this reworking of a familiar idea. (Supernatural romance. 12 & up)"
An enjoyable if forgettable supernatural romance, this debut novel will be appreciated by teens who can't get enough of the genre. Read full book review >

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DON'T WAKE THE YETI! by Claire Freedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Thomas Hobbes would approve of this yeti's natural state, but perhaps he should go by his other name: abominable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Perhaps it shouldn't come as a great surprise that yetis are big, hairy, emotional, flea-bitten, slug-eating, gas-blowing gross-outs. Read full book review >