Search Results: "Boris Cyrulnik"


BOOK REVIEW

BORIS by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Though subtler and more understated than Dave Crawley's Cat Poems, (see above) neither the language nor the insights here should present challenges for readers, even younger or less practiced ones. (Poetry. 8-10)"
With characteristic sensitivity, Rylant addresses one of her cats in a set of conversational free-verse poems—recalling the day she brought him and his sister home from the humane shelter, warning him about predatory eagles, congratulating him on bonding rather than battling with a new neighbor's cat and on surviving a solitary jaunt into the surrounding woods. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 2011

"Deliberative reflections, both more academic and more provocative than the usual self-help guidebook."
French neuropsychiatrist Cyrulnik (Arts and Social Sciences/Univ. of Toulon; Talking of Love on the Edge of a Precipice, 2005, etc.) presents narratives of childhood trauma, seeking to tap into the human ability to cope with incredible adversity. Read full book review >

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BORIS GETS A LIZARD by Andrew Joyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A fun romp with an anthropomorphized swine will leave beginning readers 'hog wild' at their accomplishments. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Boris, an ugly but somehow truly winsome warthog, is back for another outing. Read full book review >

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BORIS ON THE MOVE by Andrew Joyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"The brief text and a chapter format both make this a manageable and entertaining accomplishment for most young readers as well as an amusing listening experience for those not quite able to tackle it alone. (Early reader. 4-7)"
An early reader shaped just like a chapter book: What's not to love? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"It won't leap off the bookshelf, but a kid assigned to read this book for a class report might end up fascinated by this episode in history. (Bibliography, glossary, index, photos, map) (Biography. YA)"
This clumsily written biography of Russian President Yeltsin doesn't hide its political motives. Read full book review >

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TOUGH BORIS by Mem Fox
by Mem Fox, illustrated by Kathryn Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Kids are sure to enjoy puzzling out the real story from the pictures, to which, in the end, the text's childlike stereotyping makes an amusing contrast. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In Brown's swashbuckling watercolors, Boris is tough indeed — hirsute, craggy, grim — but then, "All pirates are tough." Read full book review >

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BORIS YELTSIN by Vladimir Solovyov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 1992

"Often disjointed and disorganized, as if hastily prepared, but providing remarkable insight into the conflicts in the Soviet Union and the quality of the man who has been called upon to deal with them."
An intriguing and potentially controversial biography of the new President of Russia, by husband-and-wife Russian ÇmigrÇs Solovyov and Klepikova (Behind the High Kremlin Walls, 1986; Yuri Andropov, 1983). Read full book review >

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AMOS & BORIS by William Steig
Released: Oct. 15, 1971

"Amos' feat is perhaps less satisfying than that of Aesop's mouse who gnaws the lion's ropes without any help from his oversized friends, but there is no question that Steig's affectionately witty pictures and perfectly complementary narration make this a durable picture book friendship."
Deftly proportioned and disarmingly matter-of-fact, the story of a friendship between Amos, an adventurous mouse who goes to sea "full of wonder, full of enterprise, and full of love for life," and Boris, the accommodating whale who rescues Amos from drowning and carries him home on his back. Read full book review >

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BORIS THE BORING BOAR by Ellen Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Whether or not it prompts embarrassed self-appraisal, the comical dialogue here is as much fun as the deft caricatures in the well-crafted art. (Picture book. 5-8)"
He may be fuzzy and appealing in Chartier's gentle watercolors, but Boris is a quintessential bore: when he isn't talking about himself, he's meandering through the inconsequential (``...they don't make tin cans the way they used to...I remember a tin of sardines I found in '83. Read full book review >

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A BILLION FOR BORIS by Mary Rodgers
Released: Oct. 1, 1974

"This leaves Boris, who has essentially learned his lesson without suffering for his mistakes, blubbering with joy — but it's poor reward for readers who have taken in all the cheap crises and social insensitivity of Freaky Friday without any of the compensating laughs."
When Boris, Annabel's upstairs boyfriend in Freaky Friday (KR, 1972), acquires a TV set that broadcasts tomorrow's programs, Annabel wants to use their foreknowledge for good deeds like helping the police entertain a lost child or providing a Daily News journalist with scoops, but Boris has bigger plans. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND THE SNOOZEBOX by Leigh Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"An abundance of visual activity adds to the overall confusion and challenge of following Boris. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A homeless kitty seeking a catnap takes some unexpected side trips before settling down. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND BELLA by Carolyn Crimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Two monsters with very different habits find common ground in this boo-tiful friendship tale. Read full book review >