Search Results: "Erin Frankel"


BOOK REVIEW

WEIRD by Erin Frankel
by Erin Frankel, illustrated by Paula Heaphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"While the series would benefit from a boy's version, the message is still loud and clear; this should find a home in every school library. (Picture book/bibliotherapy. 6-12)"
One of a trio of books that present the topic of bullying from three perspectives: the bullied, the bystander and the bully. Read full book review >

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NOBODY! by Erin Frankel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"Didactic? Yes. And maybe Thomas' and Kyle's transformations are a bit too good to be true. But this is valuable nonetheless. (Picture book/bibliotherapy. 6-10)"
The team that created the Weird series presents another title about bullying, again emphasizing the three roles in bullying transactions—target, initiator, bystanders—and bringing home to readers what they can do to end bullying. Read full book review >

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BOLD SONS OF ERIN by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"Parry clearly loves writing about earlier generations on his native turf, and this time he gives us greater suspense than in Honor's Kingdom."
Fifth in the hauntingly rich Abel Jones Civil War series, following Honor's Kingdom and the more recent non-Jones Our Simple Gifts: Civil War Christmas Tales (2002). Read full book review >

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THE ATLAS OF LOVE by Laurie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Despite Janey's self-important mini-lectures tying her story to narrative theory, Frankel offers no more than a shallow, feel-good weepy."
Frankel explores the boundaries of family in her first novel, about three young women in Seattle who share the experience of motherhood when one becomes pregnant. Read full book review >

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THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS by Laurie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"As thought-provoking a domestic novel as we have seen this year."
A big, brave, messy modern family struggles with the challenges of raising a transgender child. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE FOR NOW by Laurie Frankel
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An excess of ethics overshadows the simple love story, but there's no denying Frankel's warmth, wit and ingenuity in this cleverly conceived charmer."
The Social Network meets One Day in an attractive love-and-loss story that applies new technology to the job of soothing broken hearts. Read full book review >

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FOUR OF A KIND by Valerie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"Transcends the conventions of chick lit to dramatize complex and timely issues."
Four women approaching middle age find insight and inspiration at the poker table, in Frankel's breezy latest (It's Hard Not to Hate You, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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STRIPPING GYPSY by Noralee Frankel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2009

"Gypsy gets the extra bow she deserved."
A biography of a 1930-40s burlesque artist who amounted to far more than the sum of her parts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A workmanlike job, covering the main events and key players of one of the great stories in modern science. (67 photos, 9 ilustrations)"
Every schoolchild now knows that the dinosaurs were killed off by a meteor, but it took a while for scientists to accept the idea. Read full book review >

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WAR DOGS by Rebecca Frankel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Engaging accounts of dogs working in war zones and aiding their handlers despite the imminent dangers."
Stories of dogs and their human handlers on the front lines of war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WARD by Jordana Frankel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"The checklist of what makes commercial teen dystopias may be complete here, but the clumsy writing and nonexistent worldbuilding prevent this subpar clone from making a splash. (Dystopian romance. 12-16)"
A society built atop a catastrophe-stricken United States of America, a feisty heroine torn between guys, an evil government—stop us if you've read this already. Read full book review >