Search Results: "Helen Frost"


BOOK REVIEW

HELEN by Anita Mishook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A well-structured, compelling historical tale.
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A young, Jewish, Polish-American immigrant moves from New York to California and reluctantly infiltrates a pro-Nazi organization in this novel. Read full book review >

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FROST by Wendy Delsol
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Well-paced narration will keep readers interested—a superior paranormal adventure. (Paranormal adventure. 12 & up)"
This second installment in the planned Stork trilogy sends Kat and Jack into the hidden realms of Norse mythology and novel that also retells Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen." Read full book review >

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FROST by Marianna Baer
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"For those fans of Gail Giles and Nancy Werlin who don't mind thrillers with a slower pace. (Thriller. 13 & up)"
Boarding school turns from magical to deadly in this debut. Read full book review >

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FROST by M.P.  Kozlowsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A wild, robot-driven ride with nods to a far darker kind of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
In a post-apocalyptic world, a girl who's never left home sets out on an arduous quest to save her sick pet. Read full book review >

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FROST by Thomas Bernhard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 2006

"Great stuff, but it won't make you feel good."
The late, brilliant Austrian writer's first (1963) novel, previously untranslated, is a characteristic excoriation of all things great and small and the tragicomedy of existence. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

"The notes on how the form in each poem works are of particular value to teachers eager to guide students in their own poetry writing. (Fiction. 10+)"
"You have to really look at things," Naomi says, and that's what each fifth-grader does in this look at life from many points of view. Read full book review >

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CROSSING STONES by Helen Frost
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2009

"Heartbreaking yet ultimately hopeful, this is one to savor. (notes on form) (Historical fiction/poetry. 12 & up)"
This gorgeous collection of "cupped-hand" sonnets tells the story of two families whose lives are forever changed by World War I. Perhaps the most poignant poems, flowing like rushing water across the pages, are those from 18-year-old Muriel's point of view. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Sensitive and smart: a poetic vista for historical insight as well as cultural awareness. (Verse novel. 10-14)"
Frost explores the wide-ranging impact of wartime aggression through the intimate lens of two 12-year-old boys caught in the crossfire of the War of 1812. Read full book review >

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THE BRAID by Helen Frost
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 13, 2006

"Readers will hold their breaths waiting to discover what happens to the sisters while their verbal reservoirs will be restocked with incredible imagery, rich vocabulary and powerful storytelling. (Historical fiction/poetry. 12-15)"
Telling of the struggle and adventures of two teenage sisters, one in Nova Scotia, the other on the Isle of Barra in the 1850s, this is also an adventure in language. Read full book review >

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WHEN MY SISTER STARTED KISSING by Helen Frost
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Frost pulls out all the stops in this heartwarming tale of family in the remaking: everything a novel-in-poems should be. (Verse fiction. 10-16)"
A young girl and her sister share a pivotal summer at the lake with their family. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN by Helen Frost
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Both tender and insightful, this well-crafted, fast-paced tale should have wide teen appeal. (notes on form) (Poetry. 10-16)"
From the award-winning Frost comes a wildly imaginative, thought-provoking novel in verse that centers on the unlikely friendship that arises between two teenage girls as a result of an accidental kidnapping. Read full book review >

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DIAMOND WILLOW by Helen Frost
ANIMALS
Released: April 10, 2008

"Flawed, but not fatally so. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Diamond Willow, a young Alaskan of Athabascan and European descent, doesn't have many friends; she's happiest when she's sledding her father's dogs and visiting her grandparents. Read full book review >