Search Results: "Alexander Campion"


BOOK REVIEW

KILLER CRITIQUE by Alexander Campion
Released: July 1, 2012

"Despite the overextended wrap-up, the mystery is as lightweight as the gustatory talk. There are no recipes: You couldn't prepare the grenadine de veau in a million years."
Someone is killing the most exacting food critics in Paris before they can even file their reviews. Read full book review >

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CRIME FRAÎCHE by Alexander Campion
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"Arch dialogue and lax detection make Campion's second just a routine countryside romp."
Commissaire Capucine Le Tellier (The Grave Gourmet, 2010) divides her time between her Twentieth-Arrondissement district and her ancestral country home. Read full book review >

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HOLY SMOKE by Anna Campion
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 1999

"The premise and plot are very old-hat, but the Campion sisters' narration is fresh and deft enough to breathe life into them: Worth a look."
A dual debut for filmmaker Campion and her sister Anna, who offer an account of a very twisted love/hate affair that transpires between a kidnaped cult member and her deprogrammer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD MORNING, CITY by Pat Kiernan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A fine addition to the waking-up shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What happens in the morning when children are asleep? Read full book review >

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EVERYDAY MATTERS by Nardi Reeder Campion
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2004

"A memoir to savor for its many riches and, most of all, its zest."
Humorous and insightful chronicle of a long life filled with interesting friends and experiences, shared for nearly six decades with an exceptional man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND DAD by Maria Catherine
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Do not spend much time deliberating about this title—pass. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A slide show of snapshots of different children and their fathers spending happy times together. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CHRISTMAS TREE by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"The pint-sized tree isn't quite dead wood, but it never comes to life as a believable character the reader can care about. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A scraggly, undersized evergreen tree finds a home on Christmas Eve in this sentimental story that turns the unwanted tree into an anthropomorphic main character. Read full book review >

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MAGIC THUMBELINA by Alexander Pogrebniak
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2011

"Not the slickest app ever, but the art is well worth second and third looks. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
An alternate track of instrumental rock adds an unusual dimension to this paraphrased version of the classic female-bondage/abandonment tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILA BLOOM by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2004

After a bad day at school a little girl named Lila announces to her caretaker aunt and her ballet teacher, Madame Vera, that she wants to quit her strictly run ballet class. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN RUMPLEMEYER’S BAD BIRTHDAY by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The Message hangs heavy over this, but Duncan's distinctive voice, plus a light touch with the moral, makes it a persuasive exercise in the benefits of socialization. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Stadler's jagged, thick-lined art may resemble William Steig's, but his young narrator is pure Jules Feiffer: "Why share? Read full book review >

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THE BEST PART OF DADDY'S DAY by Claire Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A pleasant celebration of father-and-son love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bertie the beagle wants to grow up to be a builder, just like his dad. Read full book review >

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MONKEY AND THE LITTLE ONE by Claire Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"The story looks beautiful, but the depths of the issue are never plumbed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mouse disturbs a monkey's tranquility but soon turns from irksome to indispensable in Alexander's tale of friendship's often strange course. Read full book review >