Search Results: "Jackie French Koller"


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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Mostly the phrases are stirring—as are Sewall's scratchboard evocations—and often inspirational—for this nickommoh puts to shame what has become known as the day before the launch of the holiday shopping season. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Koller (Bouncing on the Bed, p. 143, etc.) portrays a Narragansett nickommoh, or celebratory gathering, from which it is very likely the tradition of Thanksgiving was drawn. Read full book review >

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IF I HAD ONE WISH... by Jackie French Koller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

When an eighth grader's wish that his little brother had never been born actually comes true, he's dismayed by the implications. Read full book review >

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME by Jackie French Koller
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Koller (The Primrose Way, 1992, etc.) keeps readers riveted to Anna's plight through every turn of a beautifully moving story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Ever since their mother disappeared, Anna, 15, has been minding Mandy, 5, and the baby, Casey. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGONLING by Jackie French Koller
Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Appealing sf in the "Springboard" series for newly independent readers. Read full book review >

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SOMEDAY by Jackie French Koller
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Readers will understand how emotional ties to a place can define who you are. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Celie always knew that "someday" the Swift River Valley, where she, her mother, and grandmother live would be flooded to create a reservoir for Boston, but she never dreamed that day would come just months before her graduation from eighth grade in the spring of 1938. Read full book review >

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BOUNCING ON THE BED by Jackie French Koller
Released: March 1, 1999

"EWSLUGp1986. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Combining saccharine visuals with a monotonous ditty, this book follows a child from morning wake-up to evening snuggle-down with no fewer than 13 stanzas modeled on "The Farmer in the Dell" and static illustrations in which the young, chubby-cheeked narrator, whose wide eyes are generally looking off to the side, is awkwardly posed'sometimes floating slightly—against generic indoor and outdoor scenes. Read full book review >

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FISH FRY TONIGHT by Jackie French Koller
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A fine read-alone, but the humor and catchy rhymes and rhythms especially recommend this for reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In lilting verse, Koller explains how Mouse starts a contented day of fishing, ``gazing, at ripples and dapples that giggled and babbled. Read full book review >

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THE FALCON by Jackie French Koller
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"A memorable case study in teenage guilt. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Koller follows up A Place To Call Home (1995) with this raw, funny-if-it- weren't-so-painful journal of a disabled teenager given to self-destructive behavior. Read full book review >

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THE PRIMROSE WAY by Jackie French Koller
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Notes; glossaries; bibliography; pronunciation guide. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the ``Great Episodes'' series, an improbable but satisfying account of an independent young woman's life among the Puritans in 1633. Read full book review >

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THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE MISTY DAY by Jackie French Koller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

The author of a carefully crafted, well-received novel about the Depression (Nothing to Fear, 1991) essays a less ambitious story about recently widowed Kathy and her daughter Denny, who have left N.Y.C. to make a new life on an island in Maine. Read full book review >

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NOTHING TO FEAR by Jackie French Koller
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1991

An involving account of the Great Depression as endured by the Irish-American Garveys. Read full book review >