Search Results: "Frances Hodgson Burnett"


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THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 1998

"Collier's full-color paintings take advantage of the opportunities for flora and fauna as the garden responds to cultivation and to the turning seasons, but the children's figures seem pasted into the space, and the scenes lack warmth. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this bad version of a bad idea, the richly developed classic novel has been squeezed into the picture-book format. Read full book review >

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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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T BONE BURNETT by Lloyd Sachs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Intriguing, slightly impersonal catalog of a soulful mastermind's accomplishments."
An exploration of a musical polyglot. 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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Released: Sept. 23, 1963

"Frances pulls all the faces that ever occurred to silent screen ingenues as well as a few that they never thought of. Her last face has both eyes closed in sleep. Rhymed and illustrated with humor that will appeal to an audience that retired with reluctance before 8 P.M."
On one page a text in rhyme and facing that is the illustration of the action the rhyme describes captioned with the demand "YOU DO IT!" Read full book review >

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BEDTIME FOR FRANCES by Garth Williams
Released: May 11, 1960

"In any case, here's a book that will be surely popular."
Frances is a lively, imaginative and appealing small badger. Read full book review >

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A WEEKEND WITH FRANCES by Lois Jean Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2016

"A cleareyed but warm family saga of buried recriminations and the struggle for reconciliation."
A mother and her daughters reunite to dredge up old traumas in this tension-wracked drama. Read full book review >

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A BARGAIN FOR FRANCES by Lillian Hoban
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"A contretemps that bespeaks an older Frances as befits the older audience and will keep any audience in stitches—it's that funny line after line."
Trustful badger Frances triumphs in her I Can Read debut, to the chagrin of out-maneuvered Thelma and the accompaniment of some of her best songs: "Careful once, careful twice,/ Being careful isn't nice./ Being friends is better." Read full book review >

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BREAD AND JAM FOR FRANCES by Lillian Hoban
Released: Sept. 9, 1964

"The Hobans have done it again: a sly text attacking a real juvenile problem and attractive illustrations."
Frances the badger always faces life with an original song on her lips. Read full book review >