Search Results: "Erin Fry"


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LOSING IT by Erin Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An energizing and ultimately uplifting tale of the power to change. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Overweight eighth-grader Bennett receives a wake-up call when his obese father collapses with a stroke. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE BOOK by Erin Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Fry breaks no new ground, but she does provide undemanding entertainment for fantasy fans and history buffs. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
This mildly engaging fantasy features a magical book, famous figures from the past and a decidedly unheroic narrator who nevertheless manages (with some help) to save the world. Read full book review >

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"His 'small fry' cartoons are amonghis best, and this small volume is made up of a selection of124, in different categories, good for many a chuckle and afew belly laughs."
The Lonely Ones, About People and All Embarrassed haverolled up substantial sales for the publishers of thisfavorite of cartoonists. Read full book review >

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SMALL FRY by Jaime Adoff
by Jaime Adoff, illustrated by Mike Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Cathartic and encouraging fun. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
As all those petite, wannabe-tall yet slow-to-grow youngsters know, life as a small fry can have its disadvantages. Read full book review >

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STIR-FRY by Emma Donoghue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1994

"Donoghue deftly separates her novel from the usual coming-of- age fare with gentle language and a winningly intelligent protagonist. (Author tour for Gay Pride Month in June)"
In her sweet first novel, Donoghue (Passions Between Women: British Lesbian Culture, 1668-1801, not reviewed) writes clearly but never plainly about Maria, a young woman from the country who comes to Dublin to begin college. Read full book review >

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FISH FRY TONIGHT by Jackie French Koller
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A fine read-alone, but the humor and catchy rhymes and rhythms especially recommend this for reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In lilting verse, Koller explains how Mouse starts a contented day of fishing, ``gazing, at ripples and dapples that giggled and babbled. 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 FRY CHRONICLES by Stephen Fry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Confessional humor at its warm and wicked best."
Actor and bestselling author Fry's (Stephen Fry in America, 2009, etc.) at times meandering but always charming memoir of "a late adolescence and early manhood crowded with incident." Read full book review >

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EMBRACING FRY BREAD by Roger Welsch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Welsch's gratitude toward the Omahas and Pawnees is real, his outrage at their painful history is justified, and his story is proof that Native American culture is still alive and complex."
A Nebraska-born folklorist shares how his life and perspectives have changed as a result of his 60-year-long relationship with Native American communities. Read full book review >

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KILLING JOHNNY FRY by Walter Mosley
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An interesting look at a male in midlife crisis. As L says, 'I had come alive. And life hurt.'"
And now for something completely different from Easy Rawlins' prolific creator (Cinnamon Kiss, 2005, etc.), who's branching out into still another genre. Read full book review >

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THE FRENCH FRY KING by Rogé
by Rogé, illustrated by Rogé
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Roger's story conveys the subtle and salutary message that material achievement and fame does not necessarily include love and companionship, and a shared venture may be sweeter than solitary success. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A spotted dachshund with an inquiring mind and big ambitions starts his own French-fry stand, and his fries become popular with customized versions around the world. Read full book review >