Search Results: "Fiona Robinson"


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

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Good, goofy fun. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
While heading by train to Whiska City to chase her dream of becoming a detective, Jenny the donkey meets a menagerie of new friends who will make perfect partners in her new venture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ABOMINABLES by Eva Ibbotson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A satiric farewell from a favorite author. (most illustrations not seen) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Two children shepherd a family of yetis from the Himalayas to England in this Candide-like odyssey, left unfinished at Ibbotson's death in 2010 but buffed up by her son and editor. 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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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 >

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILLY MILLY MOO by Fiona Ross
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Delightfully different, just like Milly Moo. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Individuality is the order of the day on this farm, where milk production (or lack thereof) depends on the weather. Read full book review >