Search Results: "Frances Sackett"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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BLUE PLATE SPECIAL by Frances Norris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"If Norris is trying to satirize LA and/or Kentucky, Julia's whiny condescension kills her case. She has to be one of the least appealing chick-lit chicks that ever clucked."
Disjointed first novel, this about a young woman fighting over her father's estate with her stepsister in Kentucky between struggles with romance and career in Los Angeles. Read full book review >