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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE BOOK OF SLOTH by Lucy Cooke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"While Cooke's intentions are commendable, the main message she unintentionally conveys is that too much cuteness can be cloying—and counterproductive. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Children might enjoy the myriad pictures of cute critters in this photo essay set at the Aviarios del Caribe sloth sanctuary, but it's not likely they'll sit still long enough to listen to the text. Read full book review >