Search Results: "Susan Fletcher"


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A LITTLE IN LOVE by Susan Fletcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A worthy companion book, with storytelling strong enough to interest even readers unfamiliar with the original novel or its many adaptations. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
The story of Eponine Thenardier, a side character from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, is told here, from early childhood to untimely death.Read full book review >

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FALCON IN THE GLASS by Susan Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"The language will carry word-loving readers past the story's rough spots. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Moments of real beauty and mystery vie for readers' attention with an overstuffed plot glazed in magic. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT, STRANGE, AND LOVELY by Susan Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"Bryn's family's ties to winged creatures and their passion for scientific learning are delineated with swift precision and nuanced emotion. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In a time not so far from now but within the universe of the Dragon Chronicles, 14-year-old Bryn misses her scientist mom, who has disappeared in Alaska. Read full book review >

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EVE GREEN by Susan Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Much to enjoy in this rural browse, though the land has been grazed before."
Fletcher debuts with the tale of a girl's coming of age in Wales: as plentiful elements of richness and grace slowly give way to fairly standardized small-town gothic. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT OF THE DRAGON KYN by Susan Fletcher
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"But then, high fantasy need not compute, and there's a satisfactorily remote, stern, and romantic air here that will please fantasy buffs. (Fiction. 10+)"
A prequel to Dragon's Milk (1991), explaining how there came to be dragons in a hidden valley. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET OF DREAMS by Susan Fletcher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Absorbing. (author's essay) (Fiction. YA)"
Fletcher's inward-looking tale recreates the arduous journey of the Three Wise Men, as seen by a teenager in double disguise. Read full book review >

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WALK ACROSS THE SEA by Susan Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An intense, meaty historical novel from the author of Shadow Spinner (1998). (Fiction. 10-12)"
Racism and her mother's miscarriage bring an end to a happy chapter in the life of a California lighthouse-keeper's daughter in this emotionally tumultuous novel, set in the 1880s. Read full book review >

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OYSTERCATCHERS by Susan Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"Beautiful prose, particularly the evocative descriptions of landscape, isn't enough to redeem such a sour heroine."
Whitbread winner Fletcher chronicles the life of an older sister who feels very, very sorry for herself. Read full book review >

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SHADOW SPINNER by Susan Fletcher
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Despite the licenses Fletcher takes with the story of Shahrazad, the novel may entice readers into the pages of Richard Burton's far richer work; they will appreciate the power of storytelling—that it may expand the soul of even the most hardened listener. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A young girl, Marjan, rescues the fabled Shahrazad from the Sultan's wrath in this exciting and thought-provoking novel from Fletcher (Flight of the Dragon Kyn, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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DADBLAMED UNION ARMY COW by Susan Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Root's droll style perfectly portrays the story with homespun flavor and military-blue-dominant illustrations that express human and bovine characteristics. (Picture book/historical fiction. 5-8)"
Most picture-book war stories are long on history but short on humor—until now. Read full book review >

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MY DOG, MY CAT by Ashlee Fletcher
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Fletcher's first picture book is thoughtfully designed, with humor and a succinct text that will appeal to a broad age range. She is an illustrator to watch. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A simple and appealing story focuses on the differences between dogs and cats, with a patterned, predictable text that thoughtfully describes each divergent quality in concrete terms that preschoolers will understand. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2009

"Mostly for fans of the livelier second installment. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
George and Edie remain admirably stoic heroes, but dry prose inhibits this conclusion's pace. Read full book review >