Search Results: "Carol Klio Burrell"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRET DIARY by Julien Neel
by Julien Neel, illustrated by Julien Neel, translated by Carol Klio Burrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This lighthearted charmer will leave readers enchantées. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
A beguiling import introduces the irresistibly plucky 12-year-old Lou, a French cousin to Jimmy Gownley's Amelia McBride. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKE UP, SPRING by Katherine Ferrier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"This daffy adventure kicks off a series, and readers will be hoping for a speedy return to Hotel Strange. (recipe for sponge cake) (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
The diminutive staff members of Hotel Strange find themselves dismayed when their guests all show up on opening day—March 21—and they are both completely unready and still swathed in snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIS ROYAL MAJESTY OF THE MUSHROOMS by Katherine Ferrier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A recipe for hazelnut fondant (1 cup hazelnut flour, 5 eggs!) caps this latest outing to the bustling hotel in an appropriately delectable way. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
Being monarch of the mushroom people turns out to require more than just giving orders and chowing down on sweets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREEDOM! by Frank  Le Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A charming balance of cartoon and natural kitty-ness in full-color, eight-panel pages, this cat's-eye view of life will induce purrs in feline fans everywhere. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Miss Annie might just be a kitten, but she's ready for adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MOON by Mathieu Mariolle
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"However, with its upbeat palette (courtesy of Pop), manga-inspired art and hip characters, this charmer is sure to please preteen girls. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
Bubble-gum-tinged whimsy abounds in this stylish French graphic-novel import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE SAPPHIRE'S TRAIL by Katherine Ferrier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Adventure lovers will like the surprising plot twists; fans of opera and cookies will appreciate the many times the story is derailed; everyone will be pleased that there's a happy ending—even for the bandits. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
This graphic novel is something of a personality test. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"And in any event, you have to like a book that includes not only the usual run of great texts, from the Golden Rule to the Postal Service motto, but also the Mafia initiation oath and—a real treasure—the creed of the Elvis Presley Imitators International Association."
A study of American ideals wrapped up in a spirited anthology of key texts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"A broad and revealing study of a little-known and often unflattering chapter of science."
An examination of the scientific fad of collecting brains of the famous in hopes of discovering the key to their genius. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR GRAND FINALE by Laraine   Denny Burrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Relates a curious and complex life story but lacks the emotional depth to support the opening premise."
A debut memoir examines a web of family relationships and guilt over missed opportunities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A spirited cookbook that will lead to fun and flavor at home."
A popular Food Network personality offers detailed recipes to help home chefs rock the kitchen. Read full book review >