Search Results: "Nancy Forest-Flier"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KING by Kader Abdolah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Abdolah is himself an Iranian political refugee who fled to Holland—his novel is translated from the Dutch—and he writes with great feeling and sensitivity about matters that still have resonance in the 21st century."
Political machinations meet religious tensions in 19th-century Persia. Read full book review >

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PIGGY by Mireille Geus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Dizzy's mild, courageous character, encouraged by such standout secondary characters as her calming mother and supportive gym teacher, however, make this an insightful look at autism and self-growth. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Joining the growing number of young autistic narrators is Lizzy Bekell, nicknamed Dizzy because of her unsteadiness under stress, in this translated, award-winning novel from the Netherlands. Read full book review >

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DEPARTURE TIME by Truus Matti
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Initially perplexing and surreal, the narrative's juxtaposition of fantasy and reality eventually blends beautifully in the convincing conclusion. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
In this debut novel, two seemingly unrelated stories merge into a poignant journey from anger to acceptance. Read full book review >

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NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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SHEEP AND GOAT by Marleen Westera
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A great choice for young readers and an excellent read aloud. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Goat is talkative, impulsive, curious and full of energy, while Sheep tends to be quiet, sensible, pensive and sedentary, but the two have more in common than it initially appears. Read full book review >

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FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. Read full book review >

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FOREST by Janet Taylor Lisle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A deftly plotted fantasy with amusingly characterizations; a telling allegory of the roots of violence in ignorance. (Fiction. 9-13)"
From a Newbery Honor winner, the chronicle of a narrowly averted war between a society of usually peaceable squirrels and the humans who live nearby. Read full book review >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >

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FOREST by Laura Godwin
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1998

"Coupled with Schuett's warm and softly drawn illustrations'some of the finest she's done—this gentle tale delights. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-06-056667-8 This heartwarming I Can Read provides a deft balance between the basic wording required for beginning readers and a realistic scenario about a girl's awakening to nature. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Making no attempt to elevate these events beyond their modest significance, Sturma tells an engrossing story of courage, suffering and survival."
One of the few submarine war stories with a happy ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANCY KNOWS by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Pure fascination. (Picture book. 3-10)"
Nancy is an elephant who has forgotten something, and she just can't remember what it could be. Read full book review >