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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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THE BLOSSOM SISTERS by Fern Michaels
ROMANCE
Released: April 30, 2013

"A cute concept undercut by awkward writing, inconsistent, simplistic characterization and too many implausibilities to allow us to take the book or the ending seriously."
When Gus Hollister's gold-digger wife throws him out, he works to re-establish ties with his grandmother and great-aunts, whom he's ignored since his marriage and who have a few secrets of their own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEASONS OF HER LIFE by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"However, bear in mind the author's smashing success in paperback, including her Texas saga (5 million sold)."
A fat pancake of a novel, the author's second hardcover production tells the life story of one Ruby Blue—from an abused childhood and youth, to years as wife of a Marine, personal liberation, life in the world of industry, and her golden years in a rural retreat. Read full book review >

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VEGAS SUNRISE by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Far too many Thorntons and entrepreneurial schemes (casinos in Atlantic City, free-range chicken farms, fast-food restaurants, etc.) clutter this already jam-packed finale."
The final installment of Michaels's Vegas trilogy is even more over the top than its predecessors (Vegas Rich, 1996; Vegas Heat, p. 87). Read full book review >

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FOR ALL THEIR LIVES by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Choppy love scenes, wishy-washy characters, and dialogue that just won't float."
Another grande dame of paperback romance takes the hardcover plunge into soapy waters—with less-than-inspiring results. Read full book review >