Search Results: "Alice Brière-Haquet"


BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MURPHY IN THE CITY by Alice Provensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"For children who love their dogs, hate long car rides, and fear the new and different (until they try it), much will be comforting in this unassuming, appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The multicolored paw prints that cover the endpapers signal the return of Murphy-Stop-That, a small, loud terrier who lives on a farm (A Day in the Life of Murphy, 2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BLANKIE by Alice Beauvisage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"For a more successful ode to security objects, stick with Carol Thompson's Blankies (2013). (Board book. 2-3)"
A youngster, likely a boy, demonstrates all the fun he can have with his security blanket. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUNCH IN NEW YORK by Alice Provensen
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Arriving in New York with his traditional puppets, Professore Tucci-Piccini is robbed of the suitcase containing Punch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The elegant precision of both prose and painting will speak to young readers, bringing home complicated lessons about freedom, choice, and preparedness. (Folktale. 7-10)"
There's an audacious quality to Caldecott Honor-winning Provensen's (A Visit to William Blake's Inn, 1981) work, never more so than here, where she yokes together two Chinese stories, and uses Chinese painting as the inspiration for her oil on vellum images. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEONE IS READING THIS BOOK by Alice Priestley
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The whole is a bit too wobbly—a conceit that never flies. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A prince, "handsome as most and almost as clever," sulks because he wants to fly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEN WITCH by Alice Hoffman
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2010

"Just the thing for readers eager to be captured by a tale of sundered hearts rendered in lyrical prose. (Fantasy. YA)"
Also trancelike and infused with magical realism, this belated sequel to Green Angel (2003) brings Hoffman's tale of recovery from utter inner and outer devastation to a tidy close. Read full book review >