Search Results: "Fiona Rosenbloom"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Light humor with a little lesson. (Fiction.10-14)"
When Stacy Friedman discovers her best friend, Lydia, kissing the crush of her life, Andy Goldfarb (the boy she dreams of kissing, or maybe marrying, at her Bat Mitzvah party), she does what any respecting seventh grader would do, she uninvites her to the party. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"But her turnabout and subsequent actions feel too abrupt to be real, and while the book has the outward trappings of Judaism, it lacks the spirituality underneath. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Determined to "take eighth-grade by social storm" by finally becoming a member of the elite crowd, 13-year-old Stacy Friedman leaps for the heavens and falls flat on her toches. Read full book review >

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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

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 >

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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 >

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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THE WHISPERER by Fiona McIntosh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A gripping, first-rate tale of a prince and a pauper. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Two 13-year-old strangers living in the land of Drestonia find themselves communicating through their minds as their perilous lives become surprisingly intertwined. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDLIFE by Fiona Wood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A pleasant, promising, slightly uneven American debut. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In alternating narratives, two high school sophomores chronicle their private school's nine-week wilderness experience: Introspective Sib gets a taste of dating a popular boy, and grief-stricken Lou begins to recover from her boyfriend's death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOMEN AND WAR by Fiona Reynoldson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Books to Read''; sources of quotes (without page numbers); index. (Nonfiction. 10- 14)"
In Thomson's World War II series, one of several topical volumes sampling experiences in different countries. Read full book review >