Search Results: "Alice Brière-Haquet"


BOOK REVIEW

PETER AND THE MOON by Alice Brière-Haquet
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"'[W]e have only one mother,' the author concludes (true in most cases, at least). 'The moon is the very least that we can offer her!' (Picture book. 5-8)"
A lad bent on giving his mother the Moon discovers that it's hard—but not impossible—to reach. Read full book review >

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ZEBEDEE'S BALLOON by Alice Brière-Haquet
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Some readers may be weirded out by the art; more will find Zebedee's sudden change of heart forced and artificial. (Picture book. 5-7) "
Heavy contrivance and clumsy language sink this French tale of a small, indeterminate animal searching for a lost toy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE VERY BIG BEAR by Alice Brière-Haquet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Lacking bounce and any real originality, this big bear falls flat on the ice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A counting book finds "ONE white bear" facing off against an increasing number of different creatures in a contest of size. Read full book review >

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MADAME EIFFEL by Alice Brière-Haquet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Pure joie de vivre but a bit less joie de vérité. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Will the young engineer Eiffel save his pretty wife from slipping into oblivion? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"A rigorous portrait of a woman of strong opinions who surely should have run for office herself. Promises to revive the old dame's reputation."
Frank, thoroughgoing life of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter, wife of the Speaker of the House, witty Washington hostess and blistering critic of FDR. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE by Hugo Vickers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sympathetic yet free of pathos, Vickers's life celebrates an unusual and fascinating woman."
A well-crafted life of the late mother-in-law of the present queen of England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Alice Chang by Robert Gilberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A fast-paced technology tale with enough international intrigue and luxurious details to rival a James Bond adventure.
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In this debut thriller, an engineer investigates a plane crash only to discover a global conspiracy to hack digital satellite television systems that may involve a woman from his past. Read full book review >

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ALICE NEEL by Phoebe Hoban
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"An intimate look at one of American art history's unsung heroes."
Culture and arts writer Hoban (Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art, 1998) presents an accessible biography of painter Alice Neel (1900-1984). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE WALKER by Evelyn C. White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A bodacious hagiography that intelligently fills in details around the movements of early feminism, civil rights, and African-American arts."
Authorized, immensely supportive and informative, though very premature account of the political life and times of The Color Purple author, still vibrant at age 60. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2004

"A light, travel-going pleasure. (Line drawings throughout)"
A rangy gathering of travel pieces without airs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE ALONE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Her fans will welcome her back while new readers are in for a treat. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In this 13th book about Alice (The Grooming of Alice, 2000, etc.), her romance with Patrick hits rocky ground, depicted in the gently realistic, often humorous, style that characterizes the series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE & OLIVER by Charles Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A stunning book about Alice and Oliver, yes, but also about the way illness shatters us all."
A literary novel about cancer and the way a husband and wife try to survive. Read full book review >