Search Results: "Frances Sherwood"


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SHERWOOD by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

Prolific Yolen (Not One Damsel in Distress, 2000, etc.) proffers eight tales that further embroider the legend of Robin Hood, by a mix of new and veteran authors. Read full book review >

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SHERWOOD by Parke Godwin
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

An author of works ranging from ironic science fiction (Waiting For the Galactic Bus) to plaintive historical fantasy (The Last Rainbow) attempts a drastic reworking of the Robin Hood legend—with plodding, off-key results. Read full book review >

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VINDICATION by Frances Sherwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"A persuasive interpretation, but Mary's extraordinary life is often overwhelmed by the relentless inclusion of historical data extraneous to a celebration of the imagination."
A first novel from Sherwood (the collection Everything You've Heard is True, 1989) that mines with varying success a current favorite literary lode—the Shelley/Godwin mÇnage. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF SORROWS by Frances Sherwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2006

"Topnotch storytelling; hypervivid history."
Amid the splendor and savagery of 16th-century Mexico, an epic drama unfolds, featuring bloody Uixachtecatl and a colonizing Christ, a lush culture and its civilizing barbarians, an Aztec princess and the ultimate conquistador, Hernán Cortés. Read full book review >

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GREEN by Frances Sherwood
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Despite the rich mix of culture, history, politics, and relentlessly offbeat characters: not much more than standard insights into family and finding oneself."
Disappointing second run from Sherwood (the highly touted Vindication, 1993), whose unmemorable protagonistafter scarcely credible encounters with trendy icons and rebels of the 1950sfinally discovers who she really is. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SPLENDOR by Frances Sherwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2002

"Delightful: rich in its characters, vivid in its setting, and genuinely intriguing overall."
A rich historical from Sherwood (Green, 1995; Vindication, 1993) about 17th-century Prague's Rabbi Loew, his Golem, some English alchemists, and an obsessed Habsburg emperor. 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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SHERWOOD NATION by Benjamin Parzybok
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Keeping Portland weird with a well-written tale of an American insurgency."
In the midst of a slow apocalypse, a defiant young organizer takes up arms against her local government and empowers her community to take care of itself. 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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SHADOWS OF SHERWOOD by Kekla Magoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Although the action sometimes slows as series components are introduced, the adventure and cliffhanging ending will entice readers. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Robyn is a fearless 12-year old who always seems to find trouble in this futuristic take on Robin Hood. 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 >