Search Results: "Alexis Siegel"


BOOK REVIEW

DEOGRATIAS by Stassen
Released: May 1, 2006

"Nonetheless, the importance of the story and the heartbreaking beauty of its presentation make it an essential purchase. (Graphic novel. YA)"
An award-winning graphic novel grapples with the unthinkable. Read full book review >

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A SIEGEL FILM by Don Siegel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"One of the top-drawer screen books, from which you rise gorged from an eye-popping Thanksgiving dinner of filmcraft. (Sixty b&w photographs)"
Funny, ever entertaining, immensely readable and revealing autobiography of action/suspense director Don Siegel and how he made or contributed to some 50 or more movies and TV shows. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A cogent and satisfying primer on the mind of the perspicacious Gallic theorist who discerned a new form of government in America."
Essayist Epstein (Friendship, 2006, etc.) presents his take on America's most quoted, least vexing Frenchman in this latest addition to the Eminent Lives series. Read full book review >

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ALMOST EVERYTHING by Joëlle Jolivet
by Joëlle Jolivet, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet, translated by Alexis Siegel, adapted by Alexis Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

This outsized companion to Zoo-ology (2003) follows the same format, presenting hundreds of thick-lined, accurately drawn figures, buildings and objects neatly packed together on a series of poster-like topical spreads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOURBON ISLAND 1730 by Appollo
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Discursive endnotes act as helpful historical anchors to connect the reader to this time. (Graphic fiction. 16 & up; adult)"
A quiet yet still somewhat swashbuckling tale of 18th-century piracy and colonial tension on a small French Island. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTUROUS CHEF: ALEXIS SOYER by Ann Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2002

"The excitement of food and food preparation set in a historical context radiates from every page; middle-grade readers and those ready for a biography of a totally unique individual, irreplaceable by all accounts, will be fascinated. (Biography. 8-12)"
The illustrator of the splendid Fanny at Chez Panisse (1997) offers a fascinating pictorial biography of an engaging personality, the French chef Alexis Soyer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SAND WARRIOR by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A headlong, if visually busy, opener for what promises to be a rare adventure. (Graphic science fiction. 10-13)"
A sudden attack on the world of Mon Domani and its inhabited moons drives a young dancer, a street urchin, and an illegal android together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEP TIGHT, ANNA BANANA by Dominique Roques
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"This tidy little package could inspire an uptick in bedtime exuberance. Happily, another outing with Anna and company is planned. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A comics-inspired delight from France—the graphic-novel publisher's first picture book—introduces an appealingly feisty girl to a U.S. audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PROFESSOR’S DAUGHTER by Joann Sfar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"No glorified comic book, this graphic novel aspires to fine art."
Mummies and fathers complicate a love story that spans centuries in this gorgeously illustrated fable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE VAMPIRE by Joann Sfar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Libraries that bought the first two chapters (which were issued by a different publisher) will need this as a value-added replacement. (Graphic novel. 9-11)"
Three episodes—two of which were originally published in English separately in 2003—feature the diminutive, grey-skinned bloodsucker, his human friend Michael and a haunted-houseful of spectacularly lurid ghouls and creepies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SARDINE IN OUTER SPACE 3 by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

Doughty young Sardine and her cohorts continue to vanquish hilariously dopey Supermuscleman, mad scientist Doc Krok and other villains in nine more or less independent new adventures that range from helping out a crowd of cartoon characters angrily protesting because they're so lamely drawn ("Hey! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH by Alexis Deacon
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 26, 2016

"Readers will give themselves over to the dreamlike, immersive narrative, trusting that Volume 2, A Game Without Rules will be along soon. (Graphic fantasy. 12 & up)"
Fifty souls of diverse race and gender gather to witness the passing of great chief Matarka, and one of them will be her successor—if that person can win the cruelly arbitrary contest governed by the sorceress Niope. Read full book review >