Search Results: "Fran Hodgkins"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 12, 2007

"Still, the topic is new and the many questions still left for whale researchers should intrigue young readers. (bibliography, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Although their ancestors came from the land, whales now live completely in water except when they strand themselves on shore for reasons that scientists are now trying to understand. Read full book review >

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A Raccoon's Tale by Fran Hodgkins
Released: April 19, 2016

"A rousing, feel-good animal story of courage and compassion—a winner."
After her home is destroyed, a raccoon embarks on a dangerous journey to find the safe haven foretold in legend in this illustrated children's book. Read full book review >

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WHO’S BEEN HERE? by Fran Hodgkins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A Guide to Nature's Footprints (2008). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Willy the dog loves winter, when he can run through town and up into the woods to see what other sorts of animals are about. Read full book review >

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HOW PEOPLE LEARNED TO FLY by Fran Hodgkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Lightly touching on everything from the days of imagining the winged Icarus and dreaming of wings to today's nonchalance about air travel, this is a welcome addition to easy science books about humans and flight. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Hodgkins's entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series draws a visual timeline from centuries back, when humans' dreams of flying evolved into reality. Read full book review >

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IF YOU WERE MY BABY by Fran Hodgkins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Where this one is without the accompanying lullabies of the other, it makes up for it with the art. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Gentle teaching, snuggling and playtime moments between wildlife mothers and their children are the highlight of Hodgkins's offering. Read full book review >

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HAPPY IN OUR SKIN by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"The combination of lovingly humorous and detailed mixed-media illustrations and infectious rhymes will cause little ones and their families to pore over this book again and again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
More than skin deep, this rhyming paean to diversity offers readers an array of families of all colors and orientations, living and loving one another in a vibrant city setting. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR THE ATOCHA TREASURE by Fran O'Byrne-Pelham
Released: March 1, 1989

A triumphant account of Mel Fisher's long—and gloriously successful—search for sunken treasure. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1990

With the pleasing lilt of folklore, a tale about a loving but poor family celebrating Hanukkah. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT by Fran Dorf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 1992

"Overlong and overladen with flashbacks to the Sixties, but powerfully imagined throughout—a mostly successful stretch from the author of A Reasonable Madness (1990)."
Twenty years after a plunge from an upstate cliff near Woodstock, 40-ish Lana Paluka emerges from a catatonic state to deny that Ethan Skitt—the sullen boyfriend convicted of attempted murder—could have wanted to push her. Read full book review >

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PAISLEY GIRL by Fran Gordon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Chaos in fact is the opening and closing note of this mesmerizing dream, leaving readers to mull over the intriguing parallels between start and end."
A gritty, hypnotic debut tale told by a perceptive young woman who suffers from a bizarre disease—mast-cell leukemia, a real-life affliction that the author herself has survived. Read full book review >