Search Results: "Brigitte Luciani"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARNIVAL by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A warm, quiet and cozy tale that's a sweet-tempered reminder that even the longest of winters must eventually give way to spring. (Graphic animal fantasy. 6-9)"
A gentle tale of woodland creatures trying to chase away winter gloom with a festive carnival. Read full book review >

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THE MEETING by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Still, it's hard not to warm up to characters named Bristle and Grub; here's hoping things smooth out in future entries. (Graphic animal fantasy. 6-8)"
Wooden dialogue weighs down this woodsy graphic tale of two single-parent families getting together. Read full book review >

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A HUBBUB by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Above-average fare for younger graphic-fiction fans. (Graphic animal fantasy. 7-9)"
It's exactly a year after the mixed woodland cohabitation celebrated in The Meeting (2010), and temperamental Ginger Fox has settled in nicely with her three new badger half-sibs—explaining after an exchange of insults ("Fly doody!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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GOOD NIGHT, NORI by Brigitte Weninger
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"One more for the bedtime-routine shelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Nori the kitten is having trouble falling asleep despite the late hour and the comfort of his bed. Read full book review >

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A CHILD IS A CHILD by Brigitte Weninger
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The message of love, acceptance, and community is simply communicated, making this a perfect title for adoptive or blended families. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Mama and Papa frog are missing; the baby frogs are scared and alone. Mr. Mole, Mr. Hedgehog, and Mrs. Blackbird don't know what to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >