Search Results: "Albertine"


BOOK REVIEW

LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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CLOTHES, CLOTHES, CLOTHES. MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC. BOYS, BOYS, BOYS. by Viv Albertine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"Just the thing for fans of punk—and of its heroines, too."
Guitar hero and world-weary survivor Albertine turns in a thoughtful, delightfully written memoir of the days of punky yore. Read full book review >

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DELUGE by Albertine Strong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"While Strong adds few fresh touches to this standard intergenerational saga, her graceful prose and affection for Chippewa lore make for a lively, involving tale."
An unexceptional if appealing debut in which a part-Chippewa woman recounts the experiences of three generations of her family. Read full book review >

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LINE 135 by Germano Zullo
by Germano Zullo, illustrated by Albertine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"Readers will thrill to the sense of discovery and exploration the girl experiences: 'It is possible.' (Picture book. 2-4)"
The witty minimalism of the black-and-white line artwork by Swiss illustrator Albertine in this extreme landscape-format children's book belies the psychological depth of the content. Read full book review >

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MARTA AND THE BICYCLE by Germano Zullo
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Marta's indomitable spirit plunging forth into new experiences is hard to resist. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anyone who thinks cows are dumb and slow has never met Marta. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BIRD by Germano Zullo
Kirkus Star
by Germano Zullo, illustrated by Albertine, translated by Claudia Zoe Bedrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Adult explication may be needed for the textual rubric; the visually told story is enthralling all on its own. (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
Uplifting in more ways than one, this prizewinning import suggests that little things can change lives—and perhaps even the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKING OFF by Eric Kraft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2006

"Still, only sporadically equal to the best of the Chronicles. But if you're a Peter Leroy completist, don't even think of missing it."
The past is recaptured in accents ruefully funny enough to turn Marcel Proust into Jacques Tati, in the latest Chronicle of Peter Leroy. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"Kraft's latest, sexy-sweet novel devolves into a perfect madeleine—dissolving just as you bite into it, leaving an insatiable desire for more."
Another installment in the ever-expanding chronicle of Kraft's fictional universe, this gently provocative novel uses a boy's delicious dalliance with two sisters to serve up the author's true passion: Deep Questions about the nature of art and memory. Read full book review >