Search Results: "Fiona French"


BOOK REVIEW

FIONA by Meredith Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Scotland, romance, terror—a mostly solid combination. (Romantic thriller. 14-18)"
An atmospheric thriller features an orphan searching for a home. Read full book review >

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BETHLEHEM by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This would be a beautiful addition to a holiday collection, and an excellent introduction to the purpose of stained-glass windows. (Picture book. 4-8)"
French (The Glass Garden, not reviewed, etc.), already known for her use of brilliant and bold colors, this time surpasses herself in a wonderful example of the storytelling role of stained-glass windows. Read full book review >

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LITTLE INCHKIN by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Gorgeous. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
An old tale in sumptuous new clothing. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC VASE by Fiona French
FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1991

"The message demands an audience mature enough to understand that works of art may have fabulous monetary value; the flamboyantly handsome illustrations, with their two adult characters, make it appropriate for older children or even adults. (Picture book. 7+)"
A Greenaway medalist noted for her dramatic use of design contrives a sophisticated fable. Read full book review >

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ANANCY AND MR. DRY-BONE by Fiona French
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A thoughtful, entertaining story in a unique, richly imaginative visual setting. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A Greenaway medalist noted for offbeat stories as well as exciting graphics borrows from African and Caribbean folklore to spin her own tale. Mr. Dry-Bone, turned out fine in top hat and checked trousers, has a flat, white face—not scary but clearly a skull. Read full book review >

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EASTER by Fiona French
by Fiona French, illustrated by Fiona French
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Excellent for Christian children and lucid enough for those interested in the beliefs of others. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
In a sequel to her earlier Bethlehem (2001), Greenaway Medalist French has created a powerful pictorial rendition of the Easter story. Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE ANIMALS by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Arresting. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
French (Little Inchkin, 1994, etc.) has created a visual treat, based on a Miwok myth. Read full book review >

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KING OF ANOTHER COUNTRY by Fiona French
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Unusually handsome. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Greenaway medalist known for her striking graphic effects (Snow White in New York, 1986) adopts an African setting and motifs for her latest fable. Read full book review >

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FIONA RANGE by Mary McGarry Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"But, ultimately, this soap opera—like tale is repetitive and the answers to those secrets are hardly surprising. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Morris (Oprah-anointed Songs in Ordinary Time, 1995, etc.) weaves the tale of a troubled 30-year-old woman searching desperately for love, acceptance, and ultimately her own identity. Read full book review >

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PERFECTING FIONA by Marion Chesney
Released: March 20, 1989

The second in Chesney's new series about the ever-down-and-out, 50-ish Tribble sisters—who once again hire themselves out as professional chaperones for "difficult" girls. Read full book review >

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FIONA RAPS IT UP by Frank Remkiewicz
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Kids will love this book. (Picture book. 4+)"
A story brimming with mimicry and mockery about Fiona, a flamingo who misses ``an important left turn'' and is separated from the flock; she lands on a banana boat whose captain has a flair for hip-hop: ``Well, crash my boat/and make me nervous!/I'm the Rappin' Cap'n/at your service.'' As she leaves the boat with the egg she has just laid, Fiona starts rapping herself, and she doesn't stop until she has walked all the way to Bolivia, passing different dangerous animals on the way. Read full book review >

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FIONA LOVES THE NIGHT by Patricia MacLachlan
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Young children, however they themselves regard the night, will feel enfolded by this nocturnal idyll, which is as tender and intimate as Kevin Henkes' Caldecott Medal-winning Kitten's First Full Moon (2004). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Slipping out in the wee hours, young Fiona finds the night a safe, welcoming place where she can run through cool, firefly-lit grass, touch a leaf of silvery lamb's ear and see the dew-beaded web beneath, call to a mockingbird and meet the smiling Moon reflected in the pond. Read full book review >