Search Results: "Emily Franklin"


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EMILY by Michael Bedard
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An evocative glimpse of a formal society that will seem quite foreign to most children today, and of a mysterious, oddly independent woman who fascinated her own contemporaries as much as she does ours. (Picture book. 5+)"
A Canadian novelist (Redwork, 1990) pays tribute to Amherst's great poet. Read full book review >

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AT FACE VALUE by Emily Franklin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Franklin leaves readers to guess if Cyrie will choose plastic surgery or accept herself—as her friends and family do—exactly as she is. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This enjoyable, if lightweight, adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac switches its genders and turns tragedy into comedy. Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS’ ALMANAC by Emily Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Fits neatly into, but never transcends, the subset of popular fiction consumed by women who love to read about, above all, themselves."
Debut collection follows from girlhood to adulthood the interconnected lives of a group of women. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCIPLES OF LOVE by Emily Franklin
FICTION
Released: July 5, 2005

"Often funny, sometimes wise, a good read. (Fiction. YA)"
The traditional saga of high-school girl meets two boys, done up with a literary and mature style. Read full book review >

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LAST NIGHT AT THE CIRCLE CINEMA by Emily Franklin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An ambitious failure. (Fiction. 14-16)"
Three best friends spend the night before graduation in a run-down movie house. Read full book review >

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LINER NOTES by Emily Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Skippable."
Road trip set to music only the author can hear. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER HALF OF ME by Emily Franklin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Franklin's thoughtful story recognizes the questions and answers teens need, as today's definition of family continues to evolve and expand. (Fiction. YA)"
While Jenny Fitzgerald contemplates what painting to create for the Downtown Studios art show, her ultra-competitive, sports-obsessed family is busy picking teams for backyard matches. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN FROG by Emma Tranter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"A winner. (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
Three generations of frogs demonstrate the circle of life. Read full book review >

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ROSALIND FRANKLIN by Brenda Maddox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"At once a scientific exploration and a personal history, Maddox's biography is inviting and ultimately satisfying. (16 pages b&w photos)"
This engagingly direct biography of Franklin encapsulates her vital contributions to science and in particular the deciphering of DNA while providing a durable portrait of a forceful personality. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Edmund S. Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An excellent portrayal of a patriot's style and substance."
In this relatively brief biography, Morgan (History/Yale) aims to depict Franklin's personality as much as the deeds that made him famous. Read full book review >

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THE HALF-LIFE OF PLANETS by Emily Franklin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 15, 2010

"There's melodrama here and some clichéd scenes, but these are high-school students after all, and readers will find themselves cheering for the proper alignment of these star-crossed lovers. (Fiction. YA)"
"I am not a slut," says Liana Planet (pronounce pluh-net) in the attention-grabbing first line of this fine romantic comedy. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 2012

"An accessible, if not original, take on coming out and overcoming adversity. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In a story unapologetically ripped from the headlines, a small-town high-school student starts a furor by announcing her intention to wear a tuxedo to prom and bring a same-sex date. Read full book review >