Search Results: "Bijou Le Tord"


BOOK REVIEW

PEACE ON EARTH by Bijou Le Tord
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A thoughtful, beautifully produced collection. (Nonfiction. 2+)"
More than 50 brief prayers from many sources and cultures, both traditional material and poems by individuals. Read full book review >

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A BLUE BUTTERFLY by Bijou Le Tord
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Le Tord's volume will be useful to young readers mainly as adjunct to viewing Monet's work in a book or museum; only then will readers appreciate Le Tord and Monet's painting challenge. (Picture book. 8+)"
Le Tord (Peace on Earth, 1992, etc.) tries to recreate the mood of the French painter's work and is only partially successfulher pastels capture the airy impressionism of Monet's flowers and water gardens but cannot so skillfully abstract objects into color and light using a minimum number of brush strokes. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"This perceptive personal tribute will enhance readers' appreciation for Matisse's work; they won't mind going elsewhere for biographical details, and reproductions of his actual paintings, sculpture, and collages. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Less a story than an analysis of Matisse's art, particularly after his move to Nice, this companion to A Blue Butterfly (1995), on Monet, also combines visual recasting of selected works with poetic commentary: "To his color palette he added the bluest sapphire blue he could imagine. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE SHEPHERD by Bijou Le Tord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Delicate, carefully designed watercolors reflect the sweet, quiet tone. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
In The Deep Blue Sea (1990), Le Tord accompanied a poetic retelling of the Creation in Genesis with lovely, understated illustrations; here, in a similar style, a beloved psalm is paraphrased in simple language that gently prompts a fresh look at its meaning (``even if I walk in the night I will not be afraid or be hurt because, Lord, You are with me and I feel reassured''). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"An excellent introduction to Francis and to his ancient and beloved canticle, for older children. (note to the reader, medieval sources, bibliography) (Biography. 8-12)"
Beginning with several pages of biography, the writer and illustrator then move to stanzas of "Canticle of Brother Sun" interspersed with stories from the life of St. Read full book review >

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BIJOU ROY by Ronica Dhar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"On balance, this impressive debut novel will leave readers grateful for Dhar's thoughtful command of her material and eager to see her extend her range still further."
India's recent past and her Hindu family's own fragmented history complicate the new life sought in America by this dramatic first novel's eponymous protagonist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"In his energetic memoir, Rodgers, as was almost always the case with his songs, brings the funk."
One of the heaviest figures from an unjustly maligned musical era tells all, and tells it well. Read full book review >

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LE PETIT GARÇON by Philippe Labro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Labro invests a familiar story of heroism with affection and even a sheen of nostalgia: a well-crafted novel that reads like a memoir."
A coming-of-age tale (nominated for the prestigious Prix Goncourt) that's set before and during the German occupation of France in WW II. Read full book review >

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LE CORBUSIER by Nicholas Fox Weber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"The deeply felt tribute to Le Corbusier's work is enriched by Weber's engrossing, entertaining portrait of his complex personality."
Exhaustive biography of one of the most innovative and influential architects of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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LE DIVORCE by Diane Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

"A shrewd, carefully detailed portrait of the ways in which Americans and the French continue to romanticize, denigrate, and misapprehend each other, contained in a well-paced, believably dramatic narrative."
A modern collision of French and American mores begins in near farce but ends in tragedy in Johnson's bright, unsparing novel. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR BIJOU by Josh Farrar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A solid, timely effort. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Surviving middle school and puberty is an age-old challenge that video cameras and YouTube have only complicated, as vividly demonstrated in this enjoyable, seriocomic tale of new love, culture clash, adolescent social stratification and friendship. Read full book review >