Search Results: "Fran Parnell"


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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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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 >

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THE FEATHERED OGRE by Fran Parnell
retold by Fran Parnell, illustrated by Sophie Fatus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Still, for beginning readers yearning for fantastic alternatives in their reading fare, these will hit the spot. (Early reader/folktale. 5-8)"
The first of four books that comprise a new series of folktales for emerging readers. Read full book review >

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PAULINA & FRAN by Rachel B. Glaser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A rare novel that focuses its attention on the difficulties of repairing adult friendships, with a fun setting and a bold cast of characters to lighten the mood."
Poet and short story writer Glaser's (MOODS, 2013, etc.) debut novel tells the story of a passionate friendship between two art students. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 1998

"A spiritual quest that encompasses the roots of family and friendship - it will resonate with the women of Banner's generation and beyond. (25 photos, not seen)"
Reflections on a friendship initiated 40 years ago in high school and reestablished across an ocean and a great cultural and spiritual divide. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1991

The Irish playwright Leonard (the Tony-winning Da; two memoirs, Home Before Night and Out After Dark) turns to fiction with a witty, glitteringly dramatic treatment of the by-now mythic love affair of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-91), the Irish leader who fired the drive for Home Rule, and English-born Kitty O'Shea. Read full book review >

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FRAN ELLEN'S HOUSE by Marilyn Sachs
Released: Oct. 1, 1987

"Standing well alone, the book will surely be welcomed by readers of The Bears' House."
In a sequel to the poignant The Bears' House, about a deprived child who finds solace imagining being card for by bears in a dollhouse, two years have elapsed; the family has been separated and given over to foster care. Read full book review >

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$10,000 IN SMALL, UNMARKED PUZZLES by Parnell Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"One of the Puzzle Lady's finest hours, faster paced than most, with the obligatory puzzles to help solve the case."
One of the Puzzle Lady's former husbands comes back to haunt her yet again. Read full book review >

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THE SUDOKU PUZZLE MURDERS by Parnell Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 2008

"The included batch of crosswords and sudoku puzzles may give readers less of a headache than the meandering mystery."
The Puzzle Lady exhibits a new talent and uses her sleuthing expertise to solve some bewildering crimes. Read full book review >

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A CLUE FOR THE PUZZLE LADY by Parnell Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

"Heaven for crossword fans, who—ll rejoice over the solve-as-you-go puzzle that eventually reveals the killer for readers whose pens are mightier than their reading glasses."
Cora Felton does like her nip of gin after lunch, or even before lunch, but her neighbors in bucolic Bakerhaven, Conn., are all proud of her reputation as the Puzzle Lady, whose photo accompanies the crosswords syndicated throughout the land. 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 >