Search Results: "Bijou Le Tord"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"With Bijou's engaging tone, readers will learn how to listen to their intuition to successfully navigate through the life they're meant to have."
Marriage and family therapist Bijou demonstrates how to turn fear, anger and sadness into peace, love and joy. Read full book review >

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THE CLOUD PRINCESS by Khoa Le
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"There's lots of eye candy in individual scenes, but the storyline is sketchy at best, making the whole rather less than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Curiosity about the flowers and animals, cars and buildings far below prompts the lonely Cloud Princess to descend for a closer look. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WITH THE BIG HAIR by Khoa Le
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"This spin on a familiar comical trope offers some chuckles, but the valuation of conformity over personal choice may leave readers scratching their heads—and maybe wondering where cleanliness, never mentioned, comes in. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An unkempt lad with a deep aversion to combs and brushes learns his lesson when birds take up residence on his head. Read full book review >

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100 MILLION YEARS OF FOOD by Stephen Le
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"The book's conclusions about what to eat and drink are common sense, but the journey Le takes to get us there is worth the cover price."
A biology professor traverses the globe to explore the evolution of food. Read full book review >

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SLANDER by Linda Le
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 1996

"The novel's rigorous nihilism, however, undercuts its considerable artistry; the reader shares the narrator's wish to escape from this experience, and to forget it as quickly as possible."
Slander ($30.00, paper $14.00; Nov. 19, 1996; 168 pp.; 0-8032- 2913-5, paper 0-8032-7963-9): Là's fifth novel but first to be translated into English: a tense, bitter portrayal of a Vietnamese family blighted by insanity, adultery, and incest, observed by the daughter who labors to distance herself from her depressing, indeed disastrous, origins. Read full book review >

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A TIME FAR PAST by Le Luu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Still, this first English translation of such vividly detailed fiction- -which was very popular when first published in 1986—stands as the best and most involving novel we've seen from, and about, northern Vietnam."
A Time Far Past ($24.95; May 1997; 280 pp.; 1-55849-085-X): This earnest portrayal of North Vietnamese life from the 1950s through the 1980s offers fascinating details about the village culture from which its hopeful protagonist Sai hopes to raise himself. Read full book review >

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THE BOAT by Nam Le
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Consummately self-assured."
A polished and intense debut story collection of astonishing range. Read full book review >