Search Results: "Frances Castle"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANCES DANCES by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
An entry in the ``Frances in the Fourth Grade'' series, which begins in a companion volume when the heroine's best friend moves away in Frances Takes a Chance (also 7/3/91). Read full book review >

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CASTLE by J. Robert Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"The parts are better than the whole in Lennon's curiously structured fifth novel (Mailman, 2003, etc.)."
A soldier's homecoming conceals his childhood secret: the gothic excesses of the mad psychologist who formed his character. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"And will a young scholar read it again and look for more? You bet—it's great fuel for the imagination. (Nonfiction early reader. 4-8)"
Hooray for the launch of a new nonfiction series for newly fledged readers! Read full book review >

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CASTLE by David Macaulay
Kirkus Star
illustrated by David Macaulay
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Sept. 1, 1977

"The factually-minded and fantasizers will find equal reward here."
Everything you've always wanted to know about how a castle was defended—in a fusion of the organic and the technical that David Macaulay hasn't quite achieved before. Read full book review >

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CASTLE by Marc Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"An engaging work that will no doubt prompt enthusiastic visits to castles around Britain."
Enchanting journey through feudal England in the wake of Norman castle building. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Young readers will find the scope of change Perkins affected to be breathtaking, even her lifelong battle simply to keep her birth name rather than take her husband's. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
Unemployment insurance, Social Security, workers' compensation, minimum wage—all required a fight before implementation. Read full book review >

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FRANCES AND BERNARD by Carlene Bauer
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Disappointing."
Debut novelist Bauer pens an epistolary novel whose protagonists lead insular, self-absorbed and very dull lives. Read full book review >

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FIGURING OUT FRANCES by Gina Willner-Pardo
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"Most readers will be gratified by the genuinely moving ending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Abigail has been looking forward to having her best friend, Travis, attend her school, and is devastated when the fifth grade boy doesn't want to be associated with her, a fourth grader, during school hours. Read full book review >

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NEIL’S CASTLE by Alissa Imre Geis
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2004

A take on the idea that making art requires making choices. Read full book review >

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CRANDALLS’ CASTLE by Betty Ren Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2003

"This mistress of spooky once again delivers a thought-provoking thriller. (Fiction. 10-14)"
For seven years—since her mother's death—Sophia has been shuffled around. Read full book review >