Search Results: "Fran Lebowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. CHAS AND LISA SUE MEET THE PANDAS by Fran Lebowitz
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"The best thing you can do with this book is read it to an adult; children are far too sophisticated to be taken in. (Fiction. 7-12)"
It's a rare book whose uniqueness works against it. 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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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 >

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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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GRIM, GRUNT AND GRIZZLE-TAIL by Fran Parnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Familiar fairy-tale motifs and folkloric repetition make this a solid choice for newly independent readers. (sources) (Folktale/early reader. 6-10)"
A monster story from Chile, tailor-made for new readers. Read full book review >

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OLD BLUE BUGGY by Fran Swift
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"A good ride. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Parting with a much-loved buggy shares the wealth. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTERS OF FIRE by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But—be warned, the wordy embellishments tend to distract from these ancient stories and histories, which is really too bad in such a lush book. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Manushkin floridly retells ten stories about women from the Hebrew Bible, all which will be well known to those who attend religious schools where Biblical stories are told. Read full book review >