Search Results: "Frances Cony"


BOOK REVIEW

OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM by Frances Cony
Released: March 1, 1999

"Not only are the movements funny, but the pull-tabs are tough—this book was designed to handle heavy use—and will probably survive even library circulation. (Pop-up. 2-5)"
Old MacDonald had a farm, and on his farm animals pop up, wiggle, and roll their eyeballs. Read full book review >

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LET'S LOOK AT DINOSAURS by Frances Barry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Dinosaurs, pop-ups and flaps to lift—what could be better? (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's latest interactive text appeals to the youngest of dinosaur aficionados, presenting them with some very basic facts about how dinosaurs lived. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE TOY SHOP by Frances Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Wolfe's oil paintings far exceed her text, as her attractive illustrations exhibit sophisticated perspectives, appealing human characters and a dear little bunny who deserves better narration. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This overlong and too-sentimental story is set in a toy shop owned by a gentle, white-haired man named Mr. Kringle. Read full book review >

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CUCKOO SONG by Frances Hardinge
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2015

"Nuanced and intense, this painstakingly created tale mimics the Escher-like constructions of its villainous Architect, fooling the eyes and entangling the emotions of readers willing and able to enter into a world like no other. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
This dense and twisty fantasy set in post-World War I Great Britain mixes monstrous creatures, sibling rivalry, a supernatural doppelgänger, family dysfunction and a kidnapping into a complex brew of eerie atmosphere and unexpected events. Read full book review >

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PRAIRIE WHISPERS by Frances Arrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"A truly engaging story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There's mystery beneath the quiet prairie vistas. Read full book review >

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SHAKE DOWN THE STARS by Frances Donnelly
Released: March 16, 1989

A first novel by Britisher Donnelly that follows the WW II exploits of three Englishwomen—an aristocratic filly, a daughter of the newly rich, and a gardener's girl. Read full book review >

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THE LIE TREE by Frances Hardinge
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 19, 2016

"Thematically rich, stylistically impressive, absolutely unforgettable. (Historical fantasy/horror. 12 & up)"
Mystery, magic, religion, and feminism swirl together in Hardinge's latest heady concoction, set amid the scientific ferment following the publication of The Origin of Species. Read full book review >

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HALF LIGHT by Frances Hegarty
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"This pale, starkly understated tale runs over you like one long shiver."
Hegarty (aka Frances Fyfield) follows The Playroom (1991), her first novel under her own name, with another psychological study of depersonalizing imprisonment—although this time the prisoner is an adult. Read full book review >

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PARK LANE by Frances Osborne
Released: June 12, 2012

"Osborne's efforts are solid, and her book will appeal to both historical fiction buffs and romance enthusiasts alike."
Two young women from very different social classes cope with changing conventions and life-altering events in 20th-century England. Read full book review >

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HOTLINE HEAVEN by Frances Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Park strives for lyricism in depicting the lives of this more-or-less average small-town couple, but too often her prose dissolves into sentimental murk."
Lumpish fiction debut by the owner of a D.C. chocolate shop detailing the lives of a middle-aged couple who meet via a suicide prevention hotline and continue to struggle against a nagging desire to end it all. Read full book review >