Search Results: "Anne Isabelle Tollet"


BOOK REVIEW

BLASPHEMY by Asia Bibi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A passionate plea for help from a desperate woman who stands behind her pledge of innocence."
The unbelievable but true story of how a difference in religions could cost a woman her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STANDING UP by Marie-Anne Gillet
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2005

"Peeing standing up—there are benefits and downsides, and Gillet and Gilboux give them just the right degree of innocence and innocence lost. (Picture book. 2-5)"
To pee and how to pee? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLUME by Isabelle Simler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"Lovely, if a bit frustrating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The double meaning of the title of this French import will likely be lost on young readers who do not know that "plume" means "feather," since "Plume" is the name of the black cat who stalks mysteriously through the pages, clearly with evil designs on the birds portrayed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE HOUR by Isabelle Simler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2017

"Lovely, if poorly hung together. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A visual rhapsody in blue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHA by Isabelle Arsenault
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"For kids who may have heard the letters used in movies or on TV, learning this code alphabet could turn into a game; otherwise this is more an art book for adults than an alphabet book for children. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Themed alphabet books are a dime a dozen, but this distinguishes itself by illustrating the NATO phonetic alphabet, officially named the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS HORSE AND THE THREE WISE MEN by Isabelle Brent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2016

"An uneven effort that reflects a lack of understanding of the intended audience. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
The journey of the three Magi on their travels to the birthplace of Jesus is recounted from the point of view of a horse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"A well-paced memoir steeped in strife, struggle, sorrow, and, eventually, freedom."
The poignant life story of a woman who escaped a restrictive past to embrace an independent future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZAMZOU by Isabelle  Langevin
by Isabelle Langevin, illustrated by Isabelle Langevin, developed by Cocomongo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"Still, for those with dramatic reading skills, it might be worth the trip. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
This amusing buddy app-venture proves that sometimes the road to paradise is paved with trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Lyrical memories of an unusual childhood. (10 photos, not seen)"
In 26 beautifully written vignettes, playwright and oral historian Maynard tells the story of her experiences growing up Jewish in pre-Communist China. Read full book review >