Search Results: "Cécile Boyer"


BOOK REVIEW

RUN, DOG! by Cécile  Boyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"The text consists solely of commands—'Jump!' 'Catch!' 'Run!' 'Fetch!' 'Good dog'—but the illustrations tell a compelling story that young children will enjoy deconstructing for themselves. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A yellow dog exuberantly chases a red rubber ball through the park, wreaking havoc. Read full book review >

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WOOF MEOW TWEET-TWEET by Cécile  Boyer
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Winner of the Bologna Children's Book Fair 2010 Opera Prima Mention, this design exercise is notable. But while intellectuals and college design students may find it brilliant, children may not find it particularly gratifying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The differences among three animals—a dog, cat and bird—are explored in this sophisticated concept book that replaces character drawings with text representations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW BIRD by Rick Boyer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"But don't expect to see all the loose ends tied up: the complications are still unreeling at the final shootout."
Bay Area oral surgeon Dr. Charlie Adams's second hardcover case (Gone to Earth, 1990) spirals outward from a telltale bang during a visit to unlikable old school chum Jonathan Randolph on the Cape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TABOO by Boyer Rickel
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"An uninvolving memoir of an uneventful life. (Author tour)"
A sequence of autobiographical essays by poet Rickel (Creative Writing/Univ. of Arizona) kicks off the new series "Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiographies" with an elliptical whimper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Bee House Rising by Keby Boyer
Released: Sept. 30, 2010

"Fun for fans of melodramatic, light sci-fi, but not as appealing for others."
Boyer's debut novel, the first in a trilogy, is a UFO melodrama with manly, lustful scientists, hysterical heroines and wise, helpful Native American shamans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"An unusual and satisfying collection, and who will quibble with the Chicago Cubs' 'Lesson Learned': 'Believe you will succeed!'? (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
If at first you don't succeed, then at least enjoy the epic failures of others, for as well as the pleasures of schadenfreude, there are lessons to be learned. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COURAGE OF FEAR by Barbara Boyer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Page-turning inspirational fiction for the casual reader."
An inspirational writer must put her teachings to work when her husband leaves, ruining the wonderful life she has built. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAND UP! by Christine  Laouénan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"While this well-intentioned effort may appeal to some readers and does provide helpful insight into some challenging situations, it alone will not solve many problems. (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
This slender volume, effectively translated from French, lightly covers the skill of assertiveness, including when to deploy it and when to tone it down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPY BY NIGHT by Boyer DePaul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2016

"A spy thriller that delivers appealing protagonists and a dash of suspense."
Two teen detectives collaborate to stop a group of Russian smugglers from destroying the United States' access to the internet in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2001

"Students of psychology and philosophy will find much value in Boyer's treatise, but it will probably strike most general readers as dry and daunting."
A roundabout consideration of why humans turn to otherworldly thoughts. Read full book review >