Search Results: "Alexis Siegel"


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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE BREAK-UP ARTIST by Philip Siegel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"A true chick-lit charmer, ideal for a chilly winter night or a sunny beach chair. (Chick-lit/romance. 12-16)"
Breakin' up may be hard to do but not if you get a little help from a cynical teenager who's found a niche market for her special skills. Read full book review >

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EPITAPH by James Siegel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2001

"Still, he captures very well the indignities of aging, and his plot is sturdy enough to maintain interest."
Adman Siegel's mystery debut follows William Riskin, a retired, energy-deficient investigator, as he tries to figure out what "biggest case of his life" his former partner Jean Goldblum was working on before he died of a heart attack. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON CHARMER by Jan Siegel
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2001

"An uneven but winsomely wry entry in what is now a series parodying gothic excess and British high-fantasy clichés."
Before Fern Capel, the p.r. consultant and reluctant witch of Prospero's Children (2000), gets married, she must grapple with a host of uninvited supernatural guests, including an ancient demon who just won't behave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >