Search Results: "Antoine Audouard"


BOOK REVIEW

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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FACING THE TORTURER by François Bizot
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2012

"Best for those already familiar with The Gate, but also a good choice for readers who enjoy philosophical arguments about the dichotomy between good and evil."
An honest exploration of what it means to share moments of humanity with a man most people would consider inhuman. Read full book review >

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ONE SCARY NIGHT by Antoine Guilloppé
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Guilloppé creates real suspense with spare graphics, dramatic pacing and ominous perspectives, offering abundant opportunities for creative storytelling in this innovative, visually arresting tale of one truly scary, but happy-ending night. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this wordless black-and-white picture book, a bundled-up boy walks through the woods one winter night. Read full book review >

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NAMING THE JUNGLE by Antoine Volodine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"An unconventional look at the embattled human manifestations of amorphously large events—and a pleasing debut by a writer from whom we'll surely hear more."
Intensely imagined evocation of post-revolutionary Latin America, from an acclaimed French novelist whose work appears here in English translation for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARROW FINDS ITS MARK by Georgia Heard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"Students may not be convinced these are real poems, but they'll enjoy creating them anyway, whatever they are. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Found poems can be found right here in a small anthology of original poems. Read full book review >

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ANUBIS SPEAKS! by Vicky Alvear Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Staid, dispensable illustrations aside, an informative and unusually lively look at the Egyptian way of death. (cast list, glossary, bibliography, index) (Mythology. 10-13)"
The jackal-headed god dares readers to come along on the sun god Ra's nightly journey through Duat, the Egyptian afterworld, to rebirth. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

LIKE A WOLF by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"It's hard not to feel for this good dog. (Picture book. 4-8)"
High-contrast, laser-cut images accompany a simple story about the destiny of a canine whose wolflike appearance and behavior lead it from imprisonment in a pound to a better life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >