Search Results: "Eleanor Farjeon"


BOOK REVIEW

ELEANOR by Jason Gurley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An ambitious novel that explores grief with elements of the fantastic but sometimes stumbles on its own implausible efforts."
In a novel reworked after a self-published debut, Gurley (Deep Breath Hold Tight, 2014, etc.) follows the lives of identical twins Eleanor and Esmerelda as they struggle through a reality that is shaped and reshaped by tragedy and mysterious, otherworldly events. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR by Barbara Cooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An author's note supplies other relevant information. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
"From the beginning the baby was a disappointment to her mother," Cooney (The Story of Christmas, 1995, etc.) begins in this biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Read full book review >

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ELSIE PIDDOCK SKIPS IN HER SLEEP by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The story is still spry and wise, and Voake makes this neglected literary gem—and unforgettable read-aloud—look new. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Voake's ink-and-watercolor sketches match the delicate clarity of Farjeon's prose to perfection in this small, handsomely turned-out volume that makes available to a new generation a classic tale of tyranny overcome. Read full book review >

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ELSIE PIDDOCK SKIPS IN HER SLEEP by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Voake's bewitching ink-and-watercolor illustrations, mostly in the greens and duns of a misty meadow hill, capture Farjeon's otherworldliness and utter charm. (Picture book. 4-9)"
One of the loveliest of tales (revived in a smaller-sized edition by Candlewick in 1997) is here given full-dress treatment. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR by Johnny Worthen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"A riveting supernatural character study wrought with the pains of first love and the struggles of self-acceptance. (Paranormal romance. 14-18)"
A teenage wallflower turns small-town Wyoming on its head as she grapples to hide the shocking truth of her identity in this paranormal romance. Read full book review >

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MORNING HAS BROKEN by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Eden,'' may be too religious for some, but those who share her sentiments will find this a glowing paean to creation. (Picture book. 6-10)"
``Morning has broken/like the first morning,/Blackbird has spoken/like the first bird.'' So begins the hymn—better known as a Cat Stevens song—written for children by Farjeon in 1931. Read full book review >

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KINGS AND QUEENS by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 1952

"Limited—I should think."
This is a reissue, with addition of verses devoted to Edward VIII and George VI. Read full book review >

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HEROES AND HEROINES by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1933

"Famous historical characters."
Better for the American public than KINGS AND QUEENS, and just as good from every other angle. Read full book review >

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CONRAD & ELEANOR by Jane Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"A nuanced, pragmatic look at the long-married state."
Who contributes what to an initially happy, later failing marriage, asks British novelist Rogers (The Testament of Jessie Lamb, 2012, etc.), and can this marriage be saved? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"As this book eloquently reveals, Eleanor's light has not diminished. (b&w photos, index, not seen, further reading) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A worthy addition to the Makers of America series, this is a richly detailed and moving biography of one of the 20th century's most influential women. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"Freedman at his best: a splendid achievement. (Biography. 10+)"
A timid child from a dysfunctional family, Eleanor Roosevelt became a courageous woman whose career was propelled by a series of devastating events: FDR's polio, his relationship with Lucy Mercer, his election to offices that doomed his wife to supportive roles, his death; each time, with energy, determination, and an eye for the essential, Eleanor found new outlets and broke new ground with her accomplishments. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A useful resource for library and classroom, this will appeal to readers and browsers alike. (chronology, places to visit, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Eleanor Roosevelt never wanted to be First Lady; she would be just "plain, ordinary Mrs. Roosevelt. Read full book review >