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 >

BOOK REVIEW

RONA LONG-TEETH by Fran Parnell
retold by Fran Parnell, illustrated by Sophie Fatus
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Misses the mark for the intended audience. (sources) (Folktale/early reader. 6-10)"
A Tahitian tale of a monstrous mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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MANY DAYS, ONE SHABBAT by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This light and unencumbered overture holds a substantial message for young Jewish families. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The concept of one/many runs throughout this Shabbat story featuring a modern family as it prepares to host a low-key Sabbath dinner. Read full book review >

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HOW MAMA BROUGHT THE SPRING by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Berry's illustrations provide exactly the right touch, from the blue-fringed tablecloth endpapers to the folk-like art full of swirls, music and Chagall-like colors and perspectives. (Picture book. 5-10)"
This delicious picture book provides the perfect recipe for those who are sick of winter. Read full book review >