Search Results: "Cynthia Pratt Nicolson"


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HURRICANE! by Cynthia Pratt Nicolson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Since it lacks the drama and visual appeal of Patricia Lauber's Hurricanes (1996) or Seymour Simon's Storms (1989), this should only be purchased where additional materials are needed. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A serviceable title in the "Disaster" series financed in part by the Ontario Arts Council. Read full book review >

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TORNADO! by Cynthia Pratt Nicolson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

From the ominous black funnel cloud on the cover, to the harrowing eyewitness accounts and the many slam-bang color photographs of the damage caused by tornadoes, this title grabs the attention of readers fascinated by natural disasters. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Eastman's digital photo-collages are nicely attuned to the text, with enough wackiness to bring out the humor yet also built up of parts that call attention to the expository material. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Nicolson gathers and answers two-dozen fundamental curiosities of the human condition. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"In addition, she expertly sets the stage for upcoming developments in the already-begun genetic revolution. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Her subtitle's bold claim notwithstanding, Nicolson does maintain a steady balance between breadth and depth in this primer on genetic mechanisms and issues. Read full book review >

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TORNADO PRATT by Paul Ableman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"Fine entertainment."
A rambunctious fictionalized autobiography (originally published in 1977 in England) about the life of a 20th-century American tycoon. Read full book review >

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ALBERT, THE DOG WHO LIKED TO RIDE IN TAXIS by Cynthia Zarin
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Albert may ride the same streets as the Barraccas' Taxi Dog, but by the close it's plain that his traveling's only just begun. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this urbane New York City tale, a small dog's horizons expand when an impulsive hop into a taxi opens up a world of tempting new prospects. 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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THE SCRAPBOOK OF FRANKIE PRATT by Caroline Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Lighter than lightweight but undeniably fun, largely because Preston is having so much fun herself."
Selecting from her own collection of period mementos, Preston (Gatsby's Girl, 2006, etc.) creates a literal scrapbook for a young New Hampshire woman coming of age in the 1920s. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"First of an intended series about Violet that will, no doubt, continue the pious messages. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three adorable kittens are born in a kitchen pantry. Read full book review >

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"A satisfying adventure for young readers, bucking fantasy trends in current Potter-obsessed lit to winning effect. (Fiction. YA)"
Four children bond over multiple mysteries in this historical adventure for preteens. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2010

"Stower's art unseen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sixth-grader Ben Pratt is thrust into a mystery-adventure when his school's janitor shoves a gold coin in his hand, passing on the responsibility to save Oakes School from developers. Read full book review >

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ABDICATION by Juliet Nicolson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"With promise of a sequel lurking in the conclusion, the novel is a period drama ready to be adapted by the BBC and rerun on PBS."
In historian Nicolson's (The Perfect Summer, 2005, etc.) first fiction, a Remains of the Day ambience is played out against the backdrop of George V's death and Edward VIII's ascension to the throne. Read full book review >