Search Results: "Dawn Fitzgerald"


BOOK REVIEW

SOCCER CHICK RULES by Dawn Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Consequently, it's a story that will largely appeal to female athletes, though its life message, which involves trying your best and not giving up, is applicable to all. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Late in this cleverly titled story, Tess Munro, a passionate all-around athlete, is told by her brother that she has a one-track mind. Read full book review >

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GETTING IN THE GAME by Dawn Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Joanna's relatable, feisty and stands up for herself. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Seventh-grader Joanna Giordano is great at hockey, but the only way she can play in her school is on the boys' team, a fact that doesn't sit well with everyone. Read full book review >

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VINNIE AND ABRAHAM by Dawn Fitzgerald
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A resource list will allow readers to explore further in print and online. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Vinnie Ream was very small (under five-feet-tall), but she was also strong, smart and a talented sculptor. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A likable tale that gently encourages would-be night owls to roost for the evening. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Best buddies Blossom and Boo decide to explore the mysteries of the nighttime forest. Read full book review >

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HELEN AND THE GREAT QUIET by Rick Fitzgerald
Released: March 24, 1989

An imaginative, and only slightly didactic, consideration of a subject close to the hearts of more adults than children: the value of quiet. Read full book review >

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BITTER REMEDY by Conor Fitzgerald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"The off-center characters, the narrative woolgathering and the way the seemingly disparate fragments of plot converge are part of Fitzgerald's tantalizing method in Blume's stylish fifth caper (The Memory Key, 2013, etc.). Readers new to the series may feel a bit lost."
A prickly Italian police inspector battles illness, culture shock and personal demons before stumbling onto a case that stabilizes him. Read full book review >

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THE AFTERLIFE by Penelope Fitzgerald
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Her sidelong journeys through the stalls and stacks, pointing out treasures and private passions, will delight those Virginia Woolf honored with the designation 'the common reader,' who are, of course, none-too-common these days."
Though Fitzgerald, who died in 2000, was surely a writer for her time, the English novelist and essayist (The Means of Escape, 2000, etc.) seemed most at home wandering through libraries devoted to late Victorian and Edwardian writers, many now forgotten. Read full book review >

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THE EVANGELICALS by Frances FitzGerald
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"Overflowing with historical anecdote and contemporary reportage and essential to interpreting the current political and cultural landscape."
Another superb work by renowned but long-absent political journalist FitzGerald (Vietnam: Spirits of the Earth, 2002, etc.), this one centering on the roiling conflict among American brands of Christianity. Read full book review >

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DEVIANT by Helen FitzGerald
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"Life for Abigail in Glasgow is presented as gritty, dark and hard, beautifully demonstrating Abigail's inner reserves of strength, but grafting the mind-control plot onto it turns the story into a generic paranoia thriller. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
A promising character study is derailed by a conspiracy-theory plot that comes out of nowhere. Read full book review >