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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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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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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WELL WITCHED by Frances Hardinge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Vivid and imaginative. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A fascinating premise, atmospheric description and a collection of quirky characters combine in this British import. Read full book review >

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THE BEDUINS' GAZELLE by Frances Temple
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"It would be too easy to find signs that this book lacks the characteristic polish of Temple's previous books; regardless, this one glitters with the intelligence and skill of a gifted storyteller, and will sweep readers along on an exotic, satisfying adventure. (Fiction. 11-16)"
Add this stylish, romantic tale of nomad lovers separated and reunited to Temples tragically short, but uniformly memorable, shelf of books. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS ON THE MIRROR by Frances Fyfield
Released: Feb. 7, 1990

A disappointing oddity from the talented Fyfield (A Question of Guilt, 1989), who now intertwines a group of lives in a manner so cunning, so intricate, and so corny that this would surely enthrall soap-opera fans. Read full book review >

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MARILYN MONROE by Frances Lefkowitz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"If the book's drab page design and muddy black-and-white photos seem calculated to keep readers away, the evenhanded, perceptive treatment will reward the persistent with a glimpse behind the glamorous image. (bibliography, filmography, chronology, index) (Biography. 12+)"
A high-toned, serious biography of an enduring icon, an appropriate choice for the Pop Culture Legends series. Read full book review >

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DEEP SLEEP by Frances Fyfield
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 1992

"Bailey relationship, at least for now."
Fyfield (A Question of Guilt, 1989; Shadows on the Mirror; as Frances Hegarty, The Playroom—both 1991) is slowly building a loyal readership—mainly of fans of Ruth Rendell's procedurals— and, here, again presents Crown Prosecutor Helen West and Detective Inspector Geoffrey Bailey with a case that impinges on both of their territories: Helen's gut feeling tells her that pharmacist Pip Carlton's wife did not just peacefully die in her sleep; Geoff's fellow officer, the violent-when-drunk Duncan, is the estranged husband of Pip's assistant, Kimberly—who, unbeknownst to her, is the center of Pip's crazed sexual fantasies. Read full book review >

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Come to a Memory by Frances Webb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A leisurely paced narrative filled with World War II-era nostalgia that delivers strong characters but lacks a fully developed plot."
In 1939, a young New Jersey girl befriends a half-Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany in this historical novel. Read full book review >