Search Results: "Antoine Revoy"


BOOK REVIEW

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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HAUNTED HOUSES by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"By turns poignant and downright scary, this is a solid addition for stouthearted middle-grade readers. (Short stories/horror. 8-12)"
As the title indicates, within this collection readers will find some ten haunted abodes, including a fun house that is not so much fun, a dollhouse, a Japanese tea house and a doghouse, among others. 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 >

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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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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

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 >

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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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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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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 >