Search Results: "Joanne Rocklin"


BOOK REVIEW

FLEABRAIN LOVES FRANNY by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"As a historical novel, this more than succeeds; as a fantasy, it misses the mark. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An exceptional flea helps a polio-stricken girl in this tale of friendship and acceptance. Read full book review >

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THE FIVE LIVES OF OUR CAT ZOOK by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Another emotionally satisfying outing from Rocklin; hanky recommended. (Fiction. 8-12)"
All cats have nine lives, especially those with 26 toes, right? Read full book review >

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I SAY SHEHECHIYANU by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A sweet year for all. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little girl experiences a year of joyous events and traditions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISCOVERING MARTHA by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1991

"Still, the characters are likable, and many readers will recognize themselves in Martha. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At 11, Martha is hoping to be discovered—again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Fully realized characters and setting definitely make this one morning on Orange Street amazing. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Does the arrival of a mysterious man in a green car presage a miracle on Orange Street? Read full book review >

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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY! by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"The poetry gives this a lift but doesn't sustain it; Andy's serious problems are dealt with too quickly and neatly. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A realistic novel, in the form of a journal, made slightly above average by the author's use of poetry. Mr. Moffat, the sixth-grade substitute teacher, asks everyone in Lucy's class to keep journals that he might read. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS BOOK IS HAUNTED by Joanne Rocklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The text is also pitch-perfect for beginning readers, with just enough challenge to the words and a narrative momentum that pulls readers right along. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
A good collection of poems and quick tales that packs a little Halloween chill. Read full book review >

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THE LUMINIST by David Rocklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"History, art, celebratory feminism, rapturous writing and true suspense— this is a staggeringly good book."
An absolute spellbinder. In Victorian-era Ceylon, amidst colonial strife and natural splendor, taboo love unfolds. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT LANGUAGE by David Rocklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A moving and inspiring novel that shows what happens when those in power listen to foreign visitors."
A historical novel wedged tightly at the center of a grave political uproar and an unlikely relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC NYC by Joanne Dugan
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Endnotes identify locales and people. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Photographer Dugan offers an urban alphabet, with color close-ups of letters on signs, billboards and the like (plus a line of identifying commentary) facing black-and-white shots of New York children, landmarks and street scenes seen mostly from low angles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WATER WALKER by Joanne Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An important topic is treated with grace, love, and a smidgen of humor in this delightful, necessary book. (informational note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book that tells the story of the Mother Earth Water Walkers, a group that walks to bring awareness to the importance of clean water. Read full book review >