Search Results: "Fiona Roberton"


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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A TALE OF TWO BEASTS by Fiona Roberton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Totally delightful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What really happened in the woods?Read full book review >

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CUCKOO! by Fiona Roberton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In something of a variant on Andersen's "Ugly Duckling," Cuckoo searches for someone who might understand him. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT PRESENT by Fiona Roberton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Utterly charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spot the duck became Henry's pet when he disguised himself as a dog in Wanted: The Perfect Pet (2010), and in what initially feels like a cruel twist of a sequel, he seems at risk of displacement by Henry's new pet. Read full book review >

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WANTED: THE PERFECT PET by Fiona Roberton
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Extremely entertaining, with lots of warmth at its heart. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Henry wants a dog. Read full book review >

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PORKCHOP & MOUSE by Fiona Roberton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"It's a simple story that emphasizes fun over substance, but the visuals are so crisp and adorable that they'll appeal to readers who are looking for less-traditional art styles in their storybooks. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
More Hello Kitty than Peter Rabbit, this very modern app with minimalist illustrations and clever jokes tucked throughout is a cute, if lightweight, cat-and-mouse story. 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 >

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FIONA & THE FOG by William Poor
by William Poor, illustrated by William Poor, developed by William Poor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2014

"The view is lovely, but it is Fiona's Homeric voyage through the city that will find readers charged with their own wanderlust. (Requires iOS 7 and above.) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A blend of photos and animated elements showcases Poor's story of a girl pursuing a windblown scarf, much as a boy did a red balloon, and experiencing a great city in the process. Read full book review >

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FIONA FINKELSTEIN, BIG-TIME BALLERINA!! by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Middle-grade girls who dream of dancing on stage in sparkling costumes will happily embrace Fiona and her adventures. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fiona may live in Ordinary, Md., but her resemblance to her town's name ends there. Read full book review >