Search Results: "Frances Sackett"


BOOK REVIEW

DUCKIE’S RAINBOW by Frances Barry
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"A bright and appealing debut for the diaper set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Duckie hurries across paper collage scenes on double-paged spreads of supersaturated color, each one smaller than the last. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Reminiscent of Eric Carle's early work, this uniquely shaped, inexpensive numbers lesson belongs in every collection—at least once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's charming duck, who taught toddlers colors in Duckie's Rainbow (2004), returns to help with numbers one to ten. Read full book review >

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DANGER ON THE AFRICAN GRASSLAND by Elisabeth Sackett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Animals in Danger'' series, describes a baby harp seal's escape from hunters. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A rhino, wounded by a bullet, makes a painful escape with her calf; she collapses at one point, but finally makes it to a water hole. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2009

"Like Sly and the Family Stone “taking ‘them' higher” here, the authors likewise reach for the sky."
A homemade brew of whimsical rhymes and personal photos from the historic hippie event that Levine attended as the still photographer for the Academy Award-winning documentary Woodstock. Read full book review >

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STEVIE SMITH by Frances Spalding
Released: May 29, 1989

From the author of Vanessa Bell: A Bloomsbury Portrait (1983), a comprehensive look at the life and literary work of Stevie Smith (1902-1971)—whose unorthodox, sometimes humorous, deceptively deep poetry won her acclaim throughout England and entree into intellectual society even as she continued to work as a secretary and live in an unfashionable London suburb. Read full book review >

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GRAB HANDS AND RUN by Frances Temple
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Well wrought, authentic, and compelling. (Fiction. 10+)"
The author of a fine first novel about recent events in Haiti (Taste of Salt, 1992) depicts an El Salvadoran family fleeing to Canada. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"In voodoo lore, a pinch of salt can give a zombie self-awareness and escape; here, Temple offers such a taste while celebrating the revolutionary movement that has given the Haitian people a taste of escape from oppression. (Fiction. 12+)"
Incidents in Haiti's turbulent recent history are seen through the eyes of two Port-au-Prince teenagers in a poignant (doubly so, considering subsequent events) first novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FACE LIKE GLASS by Frances Hardinge
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 10, 2017

"Madcap, mysterious, magical, and meaty: like Grandible's cheeses, this may cause visions—or just make your head explode (with delight). Don't miss it. (Fantasy. 10-adult)"
A new-old book from Hardinge (published in the U.K. in 2012 but only now arriving stateside) balancing wit and wonder with a dose of big thoughts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECOND SEDUCTION by Frances Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 1992

"In all: an autobiography of abundant courage but only middling insight."
The founder of Lear's magazine and ex-wife of producer Norman Lear tells all and then some in a disturbing memoir that is searingly frank—though infuriatingly sketchy on biographical detail. Read full book review >