Search Results: "Jane Cowen-Fletcher"


BOOK REVIEW

NELL’S ELF by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Simply whimsical, yet completely plausible for little ones with fanciful thoughts. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A rainy, dull day for this preschooler inspires imaginative play with her very own elf creation made from paper and crayons, complete with "pointy ears and fluffy hair" / wearing polka dots . . . and stars . . . and a rainbow . . . and curly-toed shoes . . . and a pointy hat with a feather!" Read full book review >

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HELLO, PUPPY! by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"A sweet but not saccharine treat. (Picture book. 1-6)"
Soft-focus, charming pastel illustrations are the defining feature of this appealing story of a preschool-aged little girl interacting with her new puppy. Read full book review >

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Note on the market. (Picture book. 4-8)"
By a former Peace Corps worker in Benin, a simple story that demonstrates one of that West African country's proverbs. Read full book review >

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MAMA ZOOMS by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Mama's vitality and independence and the vibrant relationship. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In soft color pencil and pastel art that gleams with cheerful good health, an upbeat portrayal of the pleasures of having a mother in a wheelchair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. FLETCHER by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"More spot-on satire with heart and soul from a uniquely gifted writer."
In Perrotta's latest (Nine Inches: Stories, 2013, etc.), a mother and son experience existential tizzies following his departure for college. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A respectful, exciting and disarming update of one of the last century's most oft-told tales."
The old "Me Tarzan, You Jane" dynamic established in Johnny Weismuller movies gets a radical update by shining the spotlight on adventuress Jane Porter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET WORLDS OF COLIN FLETCHER by Colin Fletcher
Released: May 31, 1989

A veteran writer on the pleasures of walking out in nature unearths his favorite treasures in this amiable book, itself written in the style of a country ramble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLETCHER AND THE FALLING LEAVES by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A poetic tribute to winter and fall, Fletcher's story is sure to resonate with young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fletcher is a young fox concerned about his favorite tree. Read full book review >

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FLETCHER AND THE SPRINGTIME BLOSSOMS by Julia Rawlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Beeke's sun-dappled paintings glory in the hues and textures of spring, giving the lie to Fletcher's concerns with every page turn. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Young Fletcher has made it through the winter, and so has the anxiety that marked his debut (Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, 2007). Read full book review >