Search Results: "Jean Fritz"


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WHO'S THAT STEPPING ON PLYMOUTH ROCK? by Jean Fritz
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 15, 1975

The skittish saga of Plymouth Rock says more about how we Americans memorialize our heritage than about the heritage itself. Read full book review >

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SAN FRANCISCO by Jean Fritz
Released: Sept. 26, 1962

"The story of the earthquake and fire and how the city rallied to rebuild ends a most insightful tour whose purpose is to reveal the diversified character of San Francisco."
An unusual glimpse of one of our most fascinating cities, and a second addition to the Cities Series, this combines historical anecdote, geography and selective guided tours in acknowledgeable, never dull text. Read full book review >

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MAKE WAY FOR SAM HOUSTON by Jean Fritz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 3, 1986

"Notes, bibliography, index."
Fritz, award-winning biographer (the 1985 Regina Medal and the 1986 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award), has a genius for selection of details which illuminate her subject, neatly fit her careful design, and entertain the reader. Read full book review >

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I, ADAM by Jean Fritz
Released: Oct. 30, 1963

"The world of brine and foam and the hot green land of sweet, harvested hay are carved out in detail to form strong backgrounds for a clearly plotted, well written adventure story."
Though born a whaler's son, Adam Crane did not feel the call of the salt. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT LITTLE MADISON by Jean Fritz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 27, 1989

"An excellent, fascinating, indispensable resource."
A vivid portrait of the small man with a small voice who was the first to arrive at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, as well as the last survivor of that august body when he died in 1836—and who played perhaps the most vital, central role in US history in the years between. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1981

Continuing the move, begun with Stonewall (1979), from her delightful founding-father sketches to a somewhat older, straighter, and fuller biography, Fritz has made another lively, readable life story from far less personable material. Read full book review >

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121 PUDDING STREET by Jean Fritz
Released: Nov. 14, 1955

"Small plots and counterplots foil Miss Pursey's attempt to buy it back again when she returns from Zanzibar."
This light comedy has little more to it than a gratifying triumph over the whims of a fussy old lady but there are concurrent doings that trip the fantastic in a pleasurable sort of way. Read full book review >

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THE CABIN FACED WEST by Jean Fritz
Released: March 1, 1958

"Feodor Rojankovsky has done charmingly homespun black and white pencil sketches to complement the story which is based upon a Fritz family legend."
This is a brief, cozy little period piece, demonstrating Jean Fritz's versatility. Read full book review >

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BRADY by Jean Fritz
FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 1960

"MPSLUGMRS Fritz has written an exciting, yet tender, chronicle of the boy, his home, and his times."
To know when to keep quiet can keep a boy out of a lot of trouble. Read full book review >

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THE LOST COLONY OF ROANOKE by Jean Fritz
HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2004

"The history-as-mystery format will appeal to young historians. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
In 1585, Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter Raleigh supported an English settlement on Roanoke Island, between Cape Hatteras and Virginia. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 1992

"A winner. (Biography/Picture book. 5-9)"
An ebullient collaboration between the fine historian whose many books include Where Do You Think You're Going, Christopher Columbus? (1981) and one of America's favorite illustrators. Read full book review >

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FISH HEAD by Jean Fritz
Kirkus Star
by Jean Fritz, illustrated by Marc Simont
Released: June 15, 1954

"Fairly firm stitching."
A tough specimen, habituee of the wharf, Fish Head is a cat with an enviable personality. Read full book review >