Search Results: "Fiona Moodie"


BOOK REVIEW

NOKO’S SURPRISE PARTY by Fiona Moodie
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"While the conflict is resolved a bit too quickly, the rich setting adds a unique angle to this conventional tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Takadu is on a mission to collect enough figs for the surprise party for his dear porcupine buddy, Noko. Read full book review >

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THE BOY AND THE GIANT by Fiona Moodie
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 1993

"An attractive new setting for a proven story formula. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
``Based on a little-known folktale from the Scottish Hebrides,'' a tale of a boy whose kindness to animals is rewarded when they help him rescue a friend. Read full book review >

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INTO THE TRAP by Craig Moodie
ADVENTURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Nevertheless, an action-packed tale with guns and boat chases that will appeal to reluctant readers. (Adventure. 10-14)"
"What happens on the water stays on the water," is the attitude in this fishing community on the fictional New England community of Fog Island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SAILOR'S VALENTINE by Craig Moodie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1994

"The author relies too often on technical jargon, however, as if to lend his work a loftiness that it otherwise lacks."
A debut collection of stories about the sea, A Sailor's Valentine is a mix of contemporary romantic tales and ocean adventures that are alternately moving, mysterious, melodramatic, and mawkish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEA SINGER by Craig Moodie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A rousing sea adventure. (author's note) (Fiction. 11-14)"
Twelve-year-old Finn, son of Olaf Farseeker, is disappointed when the boat arriving at his village in Greenland is not his father's, but that of Leif Ericsson. Read full book review >

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SEABORN by Craig Moodie
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A rousing climax and realistic narrator mark this as a solid choice. (Fiction. YA)"
Luke, 16, angry and selfish, finds himself totally agitated with life when his mother abruptly leaves the family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ANIMALS REALLY LIKE by Fiona Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Guffaws and surprising twists (plus Timbertooth's exaggerated tantrums) will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava! (Picture book. 4-8)"
World-famous conductor Herbert Timberteeth (an aptly named beaver) is about to debut his new song, "What Animals Like Most." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDING HEIDI by Fiona Woodcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lovely, inventive take on learning to give and take, for older preschoolers and young grade schoolers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl has a big talent—blending into the background. Is it fun for all? Read full book review >

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POPPY, BUTTERCUP, BLUEBELL, AND DANDY by Fiona Woodcock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A playful albeit lightweight tribute to small things that make a big difference. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An enthusiastic flower fairy rallies her friends in a grass-roots effort to spread flower-power through a bleak city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEVER WERES by Fiona Smyth
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Despite earnest undertones a richly imagined and capably carried-out thriller. (Graphic science fiction. 11-13)"
Three of Earth's last teenagers discover a long-hidden escape route for humanity in this suspenseful future tale, a solo debut for Smyth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >