Books by France Brassard

CURTAIN UP! by Dirk McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"The Kids' Book of Acting and Stagecraft (2002) or Thomas Schumacher and Jeff Kurtti's How Does the Show Go On (2007). (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a generic but encouraging way, McLean and Brassard take an aspiring (fictional) child actor named Amaya through typical stages from early auditions and rehearsals for a plainly low-budget professional stage production to Opening Night and subsequent rave reviews. Read full book review >
SOMETIMES WE WERE BRAVE by Pat Brisson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Earnest and effective. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan drag on, more families will face the difficult separation that comes with military service. Read full book review >
LILY AND THE MIXED-UP LETTERS by Deborah Hodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2007

"But ultimately, Hodge's text is missing the depth and feeling of Patricia Polacco's Thank You, Mr. Falker (1998). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A rather shallow treatment of reading difficulties is the focus of Hodge's second work of fiction. Read full book review >