Search Results: "Antoine Ó Flatharta"


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THE PRAIRIE TRAIN by Antoine Ó Flatharta
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Readers will feel Conor's poignant sense of being severed from his past, and will understand why he accepts that forward, for the train and for him, is the only direction there is. (Picture book. 7-9)"
PLB 0-517-70989-9 In this poetic book from an Irish playwright and Rohmann (The Cinder-Eyed Cats, 1997, etc.), an immigrant child dreams of returning to Ireland, carried across the sea by the train that is actually taking him in the opposite direction, away and over the wide prairie. Read full book review >

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HURRY AND THE MONARCH by Antoine Ó  Flatharta
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 2005

"EWSLUGp2000 for a thought-provoking alternative to the fluttering hordes of conventional nonfiction on monarchs. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A migrating monarch lights on a tortoise's back for a brief conversation, resumes her long journey to Mexico, returns to the tortoise's garden the next Spring, and continues on to a final rest as the eggs she leaves behind hatch and grow to maturity before the tortoise's eyes. Read full book review >

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THE DESERTER by Peadar Ó Guilín
Released: March 13, 2012

"Eventually, the stakes have been raised just about as high as possible, inviting strong-stomached readers to return for the next book to see how the characters go about fixing their worlds. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Months after The Inferior (2008) left off, this sequel finds cannibal Stopmouth journeying from the primitive surface where he lives to the high-tech world of the Roof, abandoning his tribe to save them. Read full book review >

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THE INFERIOR by Peadar Ó Guilín
Released: June 10, 2008

"No rush. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Though most of the blood and horror in this turgid dystopian romance stays between the lines, there's still enough seeping out to disturb all but the most hardened readers. Read full book review >

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PANORAMA CITY by Antoine Wilson
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"There are some witty moments here, like the scene where he smokes pot for the first time, but this is most likely to appeal to readers who took Forrest Gump seriously."
The history of literature is full of simple characters who become transformed or enlightened through their experiences. But there are some who just stay simple, like Oppen Porter, the hero of the second novel by Wilson (The Interloper, 2007). Read full book review >

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THE INTERLOPER by Antoine Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2007

"Both creepy and dull."
One man's quest to avenge a relative's murder becomes an obsession in this lame debut novel. Read full book review >

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THREE BIRD SUMMER by Sara St. Antoine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Despite an ending that borders on convenient, this spirited novel seamlessly combines endings and beginnings against the beautiful backdrop of a lake in summer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
At a peaceful summertime lakeside retreat, three generations come to terms with growing up, growing old and letting go. Read full book review >

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NATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"An extensive essay on the ecological makeup, habitats, plants, and animals wraps it all up. (bibliography, author's notes, list of parks and preserves, map, not seen) (Anthology. 12+)"
A century ago, collections of intelligent anthologies for children graced bookshelves, encompassing titles like The World and Its People and The Outdoor Book. Read full book review >

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YOU WILL NOT HAVE MY HATE by Antoine Leiris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Courageous and inspirational, without a wasted word."
A book that no one would ever want to write proves powerfully, painfully difficult to read. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Released: April 6, 1943

"They are being printed in color — and the text simultaneously, in French and English."
The door's wide open on my guess as to how this will sell. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL, MY ONLY ONE by Antoine Audouard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2004

"The story is much better told in Helen Waddell's deservedly popular 1933 classic Peter Abelard."
One of history's great loves is reexamined by a former French publishing executive. Read full book review >

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POST-EXOTICISM IN TEN LESSONS, LESSON ELEVEN by Antoine Volodine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"Elaborate fiction that has a certain perverse fascination—though one wonders subversively whether it needs doing at all."
French author Volodine aims at the head rather than the heart in this postmodern novel featuring one of his main alter egos, Lutz Bassmann, supposedly the author of his most renowned book, Minor Angels.Read full book review >