Search Results: "Lucy Frank"


BOOK REVIEW

TWO GIRLS STARING AT THE CEILING by Lucy Frank
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Riveting, humanizing and real. (Verse fiction. 13-17)"
Using innovative page design, Frank crafts an unflinching look at illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OY, JOY! by Lucy Frank
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Cast with likable, well-meaning characters, driven more by cheers than tears, this tidily resolved New York City tale will please Frank's fans, and send newcomers to her earlier books. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A breezy middle-school romance from Frank (Will You Be My Brussels Sprout?, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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LUCKY STARS by Lucy Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Readers will thank their lucky stars when they meet this trio. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A stray duck and an enthusiastic music teacher show three middle-school kids how to find their own voices and sing in harmony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILL YOU BE MY BRUSSELS SPROUT? by Lucy Frank
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

There are those who play the cello and there are cellists; it's the latter that Sarah, 16, aspires to with every note she plays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST ASK IRIS by Lucy Frank
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"And yes, Iris gets her bra. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An upbeat and very funny urban tale, resolutely keeping the dark away even if that involves rather pat solutions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOMESCHOOL LIBERATION LEAGUE by Lucy Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Many of this likable girl's experiences ring true as she explores the boundaries of education and friendship in a story that is ultimately entertaining enough but not compelling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After spending an inspiring summer at an environmental camp, Kaity walks out in the middle of the first day of eighth grade, determined to become a homeschooler to escape the mindnumbing drudgery of the classroom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANNOYANCE BUREAU by Lucy Frank
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Tongue-in-cheek to the max. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A maverick bureaucrat becomes a mentor of sorts for an unhappy lad in this offbeat fantasy. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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I WANNA RAMONE YOU
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman

Cover Story: Feels Like The First Time
BFF Charm: Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Live Wire
Bonus Factors: Rock 'n' Roll, Gold Penis
Relationship Status: Carry On, My Wayward Son

 

Cover Story: Feels Like The First Time

The cover for King Dork was most excellent, and I'm ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MAISY'S CHRISTMAS TREE by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Toddlers celebrating the holiday will enjoy opening this Christmas present again and again. (Board book, 18 mos.-3)"
Maisy, Cousins' iconic mouse, decorates a Christmas tree with her entourage in this simple holiday offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAISY GROWS A GARDEN by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Helpful groundbreaking for budding gardeners, despite moving parts that are far from toddler-proof. (Pop up/picture book. 3-4)"
Not Maisy's first garden but perhaps her most bountiful. Read full book review >