Search Results: "Anne-Laure Bondoux"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DESTINY OF LINUS HOPPE by Anne-Laure Bondoux
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2005

"Not fleshed out, but elegant and enjoyable. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Bondoux offers a spare and engaging tale about three teenagers on the verge of their destinies in a future dystopia. Read full book review >

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THE KILLER’S TEARS by Anne-Laure Bondoux
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"A lovely story for the right audience. (Fiction. YA)"
This poignant, lyrical story tells of an adult's discovery of love more than of a child's growth. Read full book review >

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LIFE AS IT COMES by Anne-Laure Bondoux
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Sincere and believable. (Fiction. YA)"
Like most 15-year-olds, Mado is stressed about exams, but unlike her peers, Mado knows that poor grades will signal to the family-court judge that her 20-year-old sister and only living relative isn't capable of caring for her. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND LIFE OF LINUS HOPPE by Anne-Laure Bondoux
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

In this leaden sequel to The Destiny of Linus Hoppe (April 15, 2005), the young Parisian rebel suffers the consequences of cheating on the compulsory test given to all teenagers in his near-future society. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCETTA by Anne-Laure Bondoux
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Plodding and unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Malva, Princetta of Galnicia, has been educated by the Archont to chafe against the constraints of her position, and escapes her parents, the Coronado and Coronada, on the eve of her wedding. Read full book review >

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A TIME OF MIRACLES by Anne-Laure Bondoux
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"A beautifully cadenced tribute to maternal love and the power of stories amid contemporary political chaos. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A refugee boy and his mother flee Georgia in 1989 and travel alone through the Caucasus for eight years to reach France. Read full book review >

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VASCO, LEADER OF THE TRIBE by Anne-Laure Bondoux
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Bondoux's placid, factual style makes for a dull read, but readers who persist will find a lingering tenderness. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Stale writing impedes this tale of a rat's quest for a home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN ANNE by Anne Somerset
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2103

"Anne's natural reserve and her instinct for discretion has led historians to believe that she was weak and dominated by women of stronger character. Somerset's impressive scholarship debunks that belief and shows Anne as a masterful, even authoritative, queen who survived the influence of her 'friends.'"
Somerset (The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV, 2004) delivers an exhaustive and easily readable history of a queen trying to emulate Elizabeth I with none of the Tudor forcefulness and too much of the Stuart feebleness. Read full book review >

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ANNE & HENRY by Dawn Ius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Clever and compelling storytelling from a promising writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are reimagined as private school hooligans (of course). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A graceful tribute and a touching act of gratitude."
An articulate statement of the enduring power of Anne Frank's original work joined with a brief biography, an analysis of the 1955 play and 1959 film based on the diary, some attacks on Holocaust deniers and a few thoughts on approaches to teaching the work. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Josephine Poole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"But her story was just beginning.' (chronology, author's note, Web site) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Poole introduces Anne Frank, one of the most recognizable figures of Holocaust history, to younger audiences in this picture-book biography written in succinct and candid language. Read full book review >