Search Results: "Brigitte Findakly"


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POPPIES OF IRAQ by Brigitte Findakly
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Small in size but large in impact, this intimate memoir is a highly relevant and compassionate story of family, community, prejudice, and the struggle to love when the forces of the world push groups apart. (timeline) (Graphic memoir. 10-adult)"
From the daughter of a French mother and Iraqi father comes a touching memoir of childhood in Iraq. Read full book review >

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DINA'S LOST TRIBE by Brigitte  Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2010

"Readers who appreciate historical fiction will find much to like, and if Goldstein could apply the same level of ability to her modern-day characters as she does to her historical figures, the book may find a broader audience."
Two historians journey to France to find a mysterious village with ties to historic Jewish persecution in Goldstein's (Princess of the Blood, 2007, etc.) new novel. Read full book review >

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HITLER'S VIENNA by Brigitte Hamann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Hamann concludes that Vienna's fin-de-siäcle malaise was a critical ingredient in the madness that became Nazi Germany."
A valuable social history of Vienna's netherworld and an attempt at explaining Hitler's anti-Semitism. Read full book review >

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KENYA KENYA by Brigitte  Benchimol
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2012

"Well-intentioned and delivered with enthusiasm, if not quite up to professional standards in writing or design. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A message-driven trip to the African savanna, informative but marred by both literary and technical issues. Read full book review >

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SPECIAL DELIVERY by Brigitte Weninger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"It's a playful episode, rich in the sort of primary-level suspense and release that post-toddlers love—and the child in the illustrations could be either boy or girl. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Earning high marks for clever design, this picture book resembles the shipping carton around which the story revolves. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER

"Well-written historical fiction, in spite of ambiguous otherworldly undertones."
A woman's discovery of her spiritual roots makes for a bizarre but compelling read. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 2008

"An intriguing verbal challenge that requires lots of patience."
A unique puzzle book takes word games up a notch. Read full book review >

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PEACE AND QUIET by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A welcome addition to shelves of graphic novels for new readers. (Graphic animal fantasy. 6-8)"
A blended family of badgers and foxes make the best of close quarters in this wintertime story. Read full book review >

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THOSE MESSY HEMPELS by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Messes can be fun, out-of-context items can be fun, and circular stories can be fun, but the proportions in this recipe don't quite add up to a satisfying treat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Hempel family is happy living in their cluttered home, until one day when they want to bake a cake and can't find their whisk. Read full book review >

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IT’S BEDTIME! by Brigitte Weninger
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2001

"One note of caution: the illustrations of Ben's toy of choice elevates this tale from preschool appropriateness to young grade-schoolers; while little ones may take fright at the fierce ghoulishness of the toy, older, savvier ones will appreciate it's macabre effectiveness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A small boy selects an unlikely bedmate in this quirky tale from the author of the popular Davy Rabbit series (Happy Birthday, Davy!, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >