Search Results: "Kristine L. Franklin"


BOOK REVIEW

GRAPE THIEF by Kristine L. Franklin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A good match with Holm's Our Only May Amelia. (author's note) (Fiction. 10+)"
Twelve-year-old Slava Petrovich is growing up in a multiethnic community in Washington State in 1925. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT by Kristine L. Franklin
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The self-conscious message nearly kidnaps the story, but it is redeemed by the effervescent watercolors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A twist on the classic initiation tale of a first fishing trip and its catch-and-release ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOVE SONG by Kristine L. Franklin
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Franklin (Eclipse, 1995, etc.) comes up with a pat resolution, including the revelation that Bobbie Lynn's father is alive, and ties up loose ends in a way that is not fully credible. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Two young people take on more than they can handle in this anguished, reflective story set on the homefront during the Vietnam War. Read full book review >

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LONE WOLF by Kristine L. Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Readers won't soon forget Perry and his father as they rejoin the human race. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A tender tale of loss and the redeeming power of love from Franklin (Eclipse, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ECLIPSE by Kristine L. Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"She is a memorable character with plenty of spunk; most young teenagers will identify with her—and some even may be inspired by her. (Fiction. 10-14)"
It's the summer before she enters seventh grade and Trina is looking forward to lazy days with her best friend Miranda and her horse, Chico. Read full book review >

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THE SHEPHERD BOY by Kristine L. Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"A highly appropriate transposition for a particularly resonant story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The parable of the shepherd who goes back to find one lost sheep, with a Native American boy as shepherd. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD, OLD MAN AND THE VERY LITTLE BOY by Kristine L. Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Fine debuts for both author and artist. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The cycle of generations in an African village: A little boy who enjoys a toothless old man's stories asks, ``Were you ever a little boy?'' and is incredulous when he's told that ``Inside this old, old man...lives a very little boy.'' Time passes, and he lives to give his own grandson the same answer to the same question, and hear him respond with the same laughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IGUANA BEACH by Kristine Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Lohstoeter's artwork, sometimes dexterous, as in her handling of figures, can also be as schematized as a paint-by-numbers product. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Aspects of this story from Franklin (Lone Wolf, p. 380, etc.) are lovely, but they never coalesce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Edmund S. Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An excellent portrayal of a patriot's style and substance."
In this relatively brief biography, Morgan (History/Yale) aims to depict Franklin's personality as much as the deeds that made him famous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKLIN FROG by Emma Tranter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"A winner. (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
Three generations of frogs demonstrate the circle of life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSALIND FRANKLIN by Brenda Maddox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"At once a scientific exploration and a personal history, Maddox's biography is inviting and ultimately satisfying. (16 pages b&w photos)"
This engagingly direct biography of Franklin encapsulates her vital contributions to science and in particular the deciphering of DNA while providing a durable portrait of a forceful personality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A YEAR FOR KRISTINE by Bruce Lucas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2012

"Engaging teen turmoil that only rarely slips into cliché."
Lucas' novel, Part 1 in a three-part series, tells of a young woman's coming-of-age in the 1960s. Read full book review >