Search Results: "Jean Fritz"


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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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Released: Aug. 18, 1958

"Throughout this collection the intent of the author is obviously to convey that warmth and compassion which has made Schweitzer one of the best known personalities of the missionary world."
Doctor Schweitzer's relationship to the great variety of animals with which he surrounds himself is the topic of this pleasant collection of vignettes. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 18, 1972

"A period piece spanning almost a century whose circumstantialities might gently engage specialists, devotees, and researchers of American social history."
A chronicle of the private and public lives of Mercy Otis Warren, one of the first historians and poets of the new American republic, and her father. 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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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1980

"As always, the book has an inviting, unimposing look, and Tomes complements the writing with her own touches of wit and general spirit."
"The last thing he wanted to do was discover a new world," says Fritz, explaining that in those days it was more prestigious to find fabled old ones—the kingdom of Prester John, the China of the Great Khan, the gold-laden Japan of Marco Polo's tales. . . or the Garden of Eden, which Columbus "finally realized" he had discovered on the northern coast of South America. Read full book review >

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CHINA HOMECOMING by Michael Fritz
FICTION
Released: April 5, 1985

"The likeliest audience, though, consists of youngsters or adults taken with Homesick—who will share Fritz's satisfaction in her warm welcome, in no longer feeling the 'outsider' and being able to call Hankou her hometown. (Below the relatively bland anecdotal/informational surface are some subtle sociocultural dynamics.)"
As she relates in her fictionalized childhood memoir, Homesick, Fritz grew up in China yearning for the America she had never seen; here, 55 years after her departure at age 13, she returns—and finds, in a Hankou transformed, a few shards of her past: "China was not only part of me. . . Read full book review >

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WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA, BEN FRANKLIN? by Jean Fritz
Released: July 1, 1976

"Not all of Franklin by a long shot—but a cheerful, piquant first meeting."
The "Big Idea" was the connection between lightning and electricity, though Ben Franklin later played his part in advocating still another—American independence. 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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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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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 >