Search Results: "Cynthia Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

JEREMY FISHER by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"High production values and a story-centered design give this a leg up over flashier, more game-like e-books. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Potter's tale of a hapless frog who sets out to catch a minnow for dinner and almost ends up being dinner himself gets several useful extras in this unabridged app. It also receives a design upgrade that increases the original's cramped trim size and eliminates its blank pages while pairing text and pictures more closely together. Read full book review >

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NIGHT FISHER by R. Kikuo Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A dark, grand, sweeping dream of a book."
The lulling beauty of Hawaii proves a troubling soporific for a quiet and once-promising teenager. Read full book review >

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A FISHER by Douglas Florian
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"An interesting and useful text that would have been made memorable with the right visuals. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
One day in the life of a fisherman is captured in simple prose and cheerful watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE FISHER KING by Paule Marshall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Several distinct voices and points of view develop this multilayered narrative, reminiscent of jazz improvisations that explore a melody in different ways. But Marshall's undisciplined prose doesn't have the sensual immediacy of music: ultimately the effect is more confusing than lyrical."
Two feuding Brooklyn families—West Indian and American—come to terms with the past when a young great-grandson arrives in their midst. Read full book review >

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CYNTHIA GREGORY DANCES SWAN LAKE by Cynthia Gregory
Released: Oct. 25, 1990

One of the great contemporary prima ballerinas describes the tasks and events of a day climaxed by dancing the lead in her favorite ballet. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SURVIVE A TOTALLY BORING SUMMER by Alice DeLaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2007

"Judy Moody and Stink fans will not be bored with this offering. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Randall has just finished third grade and is about to experience his first summer in Rushport since his parents' divorce. Read full book review >

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THE HERO OF THIRD GRADE by Alice DeLaCroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Young readers looking for the next chapter book will find this just marginally acceptable. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Another transferring-to-a-new-school story for young readers. Read full book review >

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FAILING MR. FISHER by James Wintermote
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"An in-depth, yet underdeveloped, look at the life of an educator struggling against unwilling students and falling standards to teach the best he can."
Based on his experience as an educator and on the anecdotes of colleagues, Wintermote explores the trials and tribulations of the first five years of teaching in his debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STAR FISHER by Laurence Yep
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 1991

"A likable, thoughtful story about a young woman learning to value her own differences. (Fiction. 9-14)"
The author of Dragonwings (Newbery Honor, 1976) draws on his mother's childhood to depict a Chinese family's experiences when they arrive from Ohio to open a West Virginia laundry in 1927. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRD GRADE PET by Judy Cox
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1998

"The class, the teacher, even Brian are all casually realistic, and the story will surely have young readers clamoring for rats of their own. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 6-10)"
A girl with a fear of rats overcomes that aversion in this fast-paced classroom story, where the personalities of the students and a funny, alert teacher take center stage. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU GUESS WHERE WE'RE GOING? by Elvira Woodruff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"When the two finally pull up in front of the library, it comes not as a surprise but as a pleasant inevitability. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can You Guess Where We're Going? Read full book review >