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Fiona's Luck review by School Library Journal



Fiona's Luck review on School Library Journal:

"...Murphy's illustrations are richly toned and evocative. Some are spreads, full of color in a folk-art style; on other pages, the smaller spot illustrations highlight the details in the story. Each page is a harmonious blend of artwork and text, which makes the story an engaging read-aloud, and it's also accessible to young readers. Children will love this tale, particularly the facial expressions on Fiona and the small people who surround her, and they'll delight in the young woman's cleverness and quick thinking."
Posted on April 1st, 2007See more press about Reviews, School Library Journal

Fiona's Luck review by The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books



Fiona's Luck review on The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.

"...This well-crafted original tale is both logical and fanciful; the abundance of luck followed by the shortage of luck provides a creative premise for a tale, and Fiona proves a resourceful heroine. Murphy's illustrations, rendered in acrylic, watercolor, and gel medium, contrast softly shaping landscapes with sharp, bright-eyed figures (though the leprechauns are rather stiff and doll-like). Shifts in color reflect the changing tone in the story and establish the verdant nature of the countryside without resorting to an unending panorama of kelly green..."
Posted on March 7th, 2007See more press about Reviews, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Fiona's Luck review by Kirkus



Fiona's Luck review on Kirkus Reviews:

"...Children will delight in the cunning way that Fiona triumphs over the leprechaun king, as well as in the rhythmic language of this well-told tale. Using acrylic, watercolor and gel medium, Murphy creates simple, angular figures and soft, right backgrounds, a combination that perfectly accentuates the folksy charisma of Bateman's story..."
Posted on January 15th, 2007See more press about Reviews, Kirkus

Fiona's Luck review by Publishers Weekly



Fiona's Luck review on Publishers Weekly:

"...Murphy's (Boll Weevil Ball) textured mixed-media compositions, in a predominately dusky palette, keep pace with the action. Freckle-faced Fiona's changeable expressions hint at her scheming and the lively sweet-faced leprechauns flit across the pages."
Posted on January 1st, 2007See more press about Reviews, Publishers Weekly