Search Results: "Phoebe Stone"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ROMEO AND JULIET CODE by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"The pacing is deliberately slow, yet Felicity's growing awareness of how she can help heal the troubled adults makes this an eminently satisfying read. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Eleven-year-old Londoner Felicity has been left by her parents, Danny and Winnie, for the duration of World War II at the mansion her grandmother, uncle and aunt share on a Maine bluff overlooking the sea. Read full book review >

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GO AWAY, SHELLEY BOO! by Phoebe Stone
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Children will still identify with Emily's anxiety about a new neighbor and share her relief when she finally does meet the infamous 'Shelley Boo,' who is really named Elizabeth. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Emily Louise is certain that the new girl moving in next door will be simply awful. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WIND BEARS GO DANCING by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Stone's woolly cloud creatures will bring comfort to little ones distressed by thunder claps; a striking nighttime palette of purple, deep blue, and orange perfectly counters any sentimentalism in the text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rhyme to soften the roar of thunderclouds and the flash of lightning by transforming them. Read full book review >

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ROMEO BLUE by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Patient readers will nevertheless enjoy this combination spy novel/coming-of-age story. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
In the sequel to The Romeo and Juliet Code (2011), 12-year-old Flissy's World War II adventures continue. Read full book review >

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WHAT NIGHT DO ANGELS WANDER? by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stone weaves a generous spell; it will be hard for children not to smile along with the final, glorious spreads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How do angels celebrate Christmas Eve? Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON CINNAMON STREET by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An outstanding tale of love, loss and the true power of friendship. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Something terrible happened to seventh-grader Louise's parents, and only the kindly ministrations of an unknown admirer can pull her back from her insulating—suffocating—layers of denial. Read full book review >

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DEEP DOWN POPULAR by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Sweet and winning. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Negotiating her way in and out of the popularity contest that is sixth grade, Jessie finds herself and some true friends. Read full book review >

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PARIS FOR TWO by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"A poetically told story with a fairy-tale feel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
During her father's one-year sabbatical, 12-year-old Petunia Beanly moves to Paris with her parents and beautiful older sister. Read full book review >

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IN GOD'S NAME by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Stone's illustrations are fine and uplifting. (Religion/Picture book. 5-10)"
Rabbi Sasso (God's Paintbrush, not reviewed) is a woman with a mission: She wants to show that a singular God is universal, despite cultural variations of God's identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHISPER by Phoebe Kitanidis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2010

"Although the too-tidy ending feels rushed and the story is not as solid as Lisa McMann's Wake trilogy, fans of the genre will likely enjoy it. (Paranormal. YA)"
Just like her older sister, Jessica, her mother and every female ancestor before her, 15-year-old Joy Stefani can "Hear" people's innermost desires, which her family calls "Whispers." Read full book review >

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STARBREAK by Phoebe North
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"While the refugee issues are deep and Terra's solutions, inventive and wise, this is really for fans of destiny romance. (Science fiction/romance. 12-16)"
A teen's predestined true love is an alien plant-boy, and her refugee spaceship needs to land on his hostile planet. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Well-written and fascinating, though its appeal may be limited to the terminally food-obsessed."
An insider's look at the first two years of Per Se, Thomas Keller's New York complement to his legendary Napa Valley restaurant, French Laundry. Read full book review >