Search Results: "Tracey Fern"


BOOK REVIEW

W IS FOR WEBSTER by Tracey Fern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A fascinating look at the determination and vision that led one man to create an essential resource. (author's note, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Noah Webster's path to creating his iconic dictionary is brought to life in this picture book. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Children who gawp at dinosaur exhibits will realize a new appreciation for those who devote their lives to finding and resurrecting extraordinary animals from eons past. And who doesn't love T. rex? (author's note, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 7-11)"
Presenting Barnum Brown, who, from the time he was named for circus impresario P.T., was destined to do unusual, important things. Read full book review >

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FANNY FERN by Joyce W. Warren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1992

"Fern's experiences, evoked here in lively and engaging prose, should provide inspiration for those who follow. (Twenty-one b&w illustrations.)"
Warren (English/Queens College) performs a true literary service here by re-creating the life of America's first female newspaper columnist—a witty, brave, and defiant writer whose life proves both inspirational and heartening even now. Read full book review >

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DARE THE WIND by Tracey Fern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"As stimulating as sea air itself, this story will surely send the salt water coursing through the veins of its readers. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A lively, true story about a 19th-century woman and the 15,000-mile sailing journey she navigated. Read full book review >

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PIPPO THE FOOL by Tracey E. Fern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The backmatter provides some bricks and mortar for the story but may well be missed by young readers. (bibliography) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The tale of Filippo Brunelleschi's unlikely bid to win the right to construct the dome for Florence's cathedral. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO MUSIC by Tracey E. Fern
ANIMALS
Released: May 19, 2008

"Together they make this story one with widespread appeal. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Molly first settled in West Texas, she did her chores to "buffalo music," the noises made by massive herds of buffalo grazing nearby. Read full book review >

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FERN VERDANT & THE SILVER ROSE by Diana Leszczynski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Still, with clever, witty narration, a likable and earnest main character and a plant community filled with unique personalities, this one's coming up roses. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fern Verdant's parents are fanatical botanists—just look at what they named her! Read full book review >

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THE SAINT JOHN’S FERN by Kate Sedley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"A sinister and sensational explanation emerges only after several uncomfortable sleepovers on Roger's part and many prosy recapitulations on Sedley's."
The newly wedded bliss of Roger the Chapman, itinerant peddler and amateur sleuth (The Weaver's Inheritance, 2001, etc.), is interrupted when an irresistible impulse—a message from God, Roger knows from past experience—sends him to Plymouth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JURY by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Perennially bestselling Michaels (Family Blessings, 2004, etc.) spins a shapeless web of clichés without a trace of suspense or conviction. Even Nikki's sworn enemy Jack returns to her arms in time to taste some sweet revenge of his own."
The vigilantes of the Sisterhood take the law into their own hands once more, after devoting due consideration to exactly which law to break. Read full book review >

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CELEBRATION by Fern Michaels
Released: March 1, 1999

"Michaels in pretty good form, though she's still fast on the fatal illnesses. (Doubleday Book Club alternate selection)"
Michaels (Finders Keepers, 1998, etc.), ever quick to kill or hand out a fatal illness when stuck for a plot turn, takes Kristin Kelly, married to Colonel Logan Kelly under the crossed swords of West Point, from Logan's German duty station at Bremen in 1987 to farm life in Leesburg, Virginia, now that Logan, after 20 years in the army, is being cashiered for having only one kidney. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2000

"The hugely popular Michaels (Picture Perfect, p. 1084, etc.) cranks up the soap-making machinery, but her direct style and breakneck pace keeps it humming. Improbable melodrama, mostly for the fans."
A battered woman begins a new life—until her psychopathic husband catches up with her. Read full book review >

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PICTURE PERFECT by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Nor are cops and robbers the extent of Davey's problems in this menace-laden vacation from Michaels's customary sagas (Yesterday, 1999, etc.)."
After witnessing a conversation that linked one of his students to the drug trade that presumably killed him, Prof. Read full book review >