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 >

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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 >

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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Despite the somewhat glib and frivolous title, a serious discourse on black male-female relations."
An exploration of the tense terrain of relations between black men and women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2014

"A comprehensive handbook to the financial decisions that founders of technology companies must make, strengthened by a knowledgeable author and extensive expert interviews."
A guide to the financial aspects of entrepreneurship, both personal and corporate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Tall Omaha by Kristine Oakhurst
Released: June 16, 2014

"A promising YA fiction debut from an equestrian expert."
An abused teenage girl and a discarded thoroughbred endure hardships in this first novel of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF THIS IS HOME by Kristine Scarrow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"Trials and tragedy with a happy ending for nearly all, a comfort read for teens. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jayce has coped with too much adult responsibility, with her mom raising the 16-year-old and her 4-year-old sister alone, barely scraping by. Read full book review >