Search Results: "Loretta Pratt Balin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Occasionally too graphic for comfort, but overall, entertaining and instructive."
A husband-and-wife team of dermatologists use fascinating clinical tales about their patients to share their knowledge of the body's outer wrapping. Read full book review >

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LORETTA by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Ace Scout Loretta isn't particularly appealing, but perhaps she's not meant to be—perfectionism is not a desirable trait, and children may recognize a bit of Loretta in themselves before it gets out of hand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Loretta's goal to be the latest in a long line of perfect Pinky Scouts is foiled by her inability to toast a marshmallow to golden perfection. Read full book review >

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TORNADO PRATT by Paul Ableman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"Fine entertainment."
A rambunctious fictionalized autobiography (originally published in 1977 in England) about the life of a 20th-century American tycoon. Read full book review >

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THE SCRAPBOOK OF FRANKIE PRATT by Caroline Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Lighter than lightweight but undeniably fun, largely because Preston is having so much fun herself."
Selecting from her own collection of period mementos, Preston (Gatsby's Girl, 2006, etc.) creates a literal scrapbook for a young New Hampshire woman coming of age in the 1920s. Read full book review >

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LORETTA MASON POTTS by Mary Chase
Released: Sept. 22, 1958

<p>Into the closet and over the bridge to a lilliputian land of elegant nobility go the perfectly normal Mason family. Read full book review >

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LORETTA AND THE LITTLE FAIRY by Gerda Marie Scheidl
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

A pleasant, if unexceptional, story about a lonely little girl who meets a fairy just her size. Read full book review >

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"A satisfying adventure for young readers, bucking fantasy trends in current Potter-obsessed lit to winning effect. (Fiction. YA)"
Four children bond over multiple mysteries in this historical adventure for preteens. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF SIR BALIN THE ILL-FATED by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Shame on you, Gerald Morris, for treating the Matter of Britain with insufficient solemnity. (Snicker.) (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Prophecies. A young knight learns that they're just not to be trusted in this fourth of the light-hearted Arthurian Knights' Tales. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2010

"Stower's art unseen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sixth-grader Ben Pratt is thrust into a mystery-adventure when his school's janitor shoves a gold coin in his hand, passing on the responsibility to save Oakes School from developers. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WOODS by Loretta Krupinski
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1997

"A walk in the woods, touched by whimsy. (index) (Picture book. 7-11)"
A personal nature diary from Krupinski (Bluewater Journal, 1995, etc.) that includes drawings of familiar woodland plants and animals, as well as nature lore, folk tales, and observations, all in brown typeface that resembles hand- lettering. Read full book review >

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PIRATE TREASURE by Loretta Krupinski
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Nothing subtle here, but that may be the best course for some young audiences. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning." Read full book review >