Search Results: "Jo Frost"


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JO FROST'S TODDLER RULES by Jo Frost
NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"Common-sense and practical advice on raising young children by an expert in the field."
The Supernanny delivers a guidebook to aid parents with rambunctious toddlers. 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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THE SECOND OBJECTIVE by Mark Frost
Released: May 15, 2007

"It doesn't spoil the suspense of this historical fiction to know which side wins."
Germany makes a last-gasp attempt to defeat the Allies and change the course of history, in the latest from Frost (The Six Messiahs, 1995, etc.). 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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RUN THE RISK by Scott Frost
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2005

"Frost proves that even in the crowded noir field, there's still room for another canny plotter."
A taut, swiftly paced thriller in which a presumed terrorist bomber turns out to be a cagey serial killer. Read full book review >

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SHADOWBRIDGE by Gregory Frost
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Meandering stories within stories, with a rich but nearly indecipherable backdrop and no discernable plot: for tenacious readers willing to be tantalized."
First of a fantasy duology set in an ocean world spanned by magical bridges, from Frost (Attack of the Jazz Giants, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LIST OF 7 by Mark Frost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1993

"821, it far outclasses)—but a jolly good adventure yarn for that. (Film rights to Universal)"
History has it that Arthur Conan Doyle based Sherlock Holmes on his med-school teacher Dr. Joseph Bell. Read full book review >

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THE PALADIN PROPHECY by Mark Frost
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Superficial adventure with arbitrary authorial intrusions at every plot twist. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
New school and new mental powers meet ancient mysteries and ancient war. Read full book review >

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GOWANUS DOGS by Jonathan Frost
Released: April 6, 1999

"While the strong textures at times create a swirling energy reminiscent of Brian Pinkney's scratchboard illustrations, this more often resembles a first draft, a shadowy promise of the book- yet-to-be. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Frost debuts with a flawed but heartwarming dog story, set along an industrial canal in New York City and illustrated with large, freely drawn black-and-white etchings. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE JAZZ GIANTS by Gregory Frost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"From jazz greats to Jesus: overall, a rare fantasy collection that has far more highs than lows."
Stories of the absurd and obscene flirt with fantasy, science fiction and even, occasionally, reality—in a collection made up of Frost's published work since the late 1980s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"An intriguing tale, capably written, but lacking a greater sense of significance, either to golf or to professional sports in general."
The latest from novelist and golf writer Frost (The Grand Slam: Bobby Jones, America, and the Story of Golf, 2004, etc.) examines a historic match, when legendary professionals Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson squared off against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. Read full book review >