Search Results: "Frances Minters"


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TOO BIG, TOO SMALL, JUST RIGHT by Frances Minters
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Not too long and not too complicated, this cheerful little picture book is just right. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A jaunty pair of bunnies embarks on an adventure exploring opposites. 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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PRINCESS FISHTAIL by Frances Minters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"This fish tale with well-known antecedents is refreshingly contemporary in its tone and look. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Familiar folktale elements are given a modern twist by the creators of Cinder-Elly (1994) and Sleepless Beauty (1996) in this original tale of a mermaid captivated by a handsome surfer. Read full book review >

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SLEEPLESS BEAUTY by Frances Minters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Karas's illustrations are diverting, featuring a shadowy cast of characters who appear to have caught the last train out of fin-de-siäcle Prague. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The team behind Cinder-Elly (1994) lands another fairy tale in New York City, with a majestic old apartment building standing in for the castle. Read full book review >

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CINDER-ELLY by Frances Minters
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Both books are of interest, and kids will enjoy comparing them. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Minters makes her picture-book debut with a verse update of ``Cinderella'' (see also Jackson, above) set in present-day New York City (``I'm never allowed/To speak to strangers'' Elly informs her godmother; still, her trust is easily won: ``Last time I saw you/You were two or three,'' explains ``Godma''). 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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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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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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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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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 >