Search Results: "Carole Hénaff"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS by Wafa’ Tarnowska
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Hénaff's stylized scenes of domed cityscapes and turbaned figures add properly whimsical visual notes to this short but animated gathering. (Folktales. 10-12)"
In a large, handsome format, Tarnowska offers six tales plus an abbreviated version of the frame story, retold in formal but contemporary language and sandwiched between a note on the Nights' place in her childhood in Lebanon and a page of glossary and source notes. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF ACHILLES by Hugh Lupton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Epic in deed and scope and a-bustle with larger-than-life characters, this retelling of the Iliad will rivet both readers and listening audiences. (bibliography) (Folktale/mythology. 11-14)"
Two veteran storytellers give one of mythology's greatest warriors his due in a narrative rich in drama, tragedy, intense emotion and heroic feats of arms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE BIRD'S PALACE by Orianne Lallemand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"With its folkloric elements, positive but not preachy message about sharing, and strong visual presentation, this will make an excellent read-aloud. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Natasha, deprived of maternal love by her mother's death but adored by her farmer father, grows into a selfish young woman in this original tale "inspired by the Russian folk tradition" and first published in France. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE by Hugh Lupton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"For readers who need their endings safe. (pronunciation guide, bibliography, family tree of the Greek gods, Olympians) (Mythology. 8-12)"
The myth of the power of music and love is retold for middle-graders with nuanced beauty but marred by a happy epilogue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOMB IN TURKEY by Simon Brett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2015

"The sitcom humor is anodyne but gently effective. There are so few suspects that you'll spot the killer early on, unless of course you're Jude, preoccupied with the men staring at her cleavage, or Carole, checking to make sure she's remembered to take along her Imodium."
Vacationing in Turkey, amateur sleuths Carole Seddon and Jude Nichol bring their unique combination of lightweight Fethering conflicts and murder most foul with them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2011

"Say goodbye to Botox, nose jobs and chemical peels—here's your ticket to an easy, no-cost, non-surgical facelift."
Aesthetician and spa owner Maggio revamps her original exercise program to tone the facial muscle groups beneath the eyes, cheeks, neck and jawline. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO MANY REASONS TO DIE by Carole Sojka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 2015

"A fine, explosive sophomore effort."
Small-town cops Andi Battaglia and Greg Lamont investigate the murder of Greg's ex-lover from Miami in this second installment of a Florida-set mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIDOW'S GUIDE TO SEX AND DATING by Carole Radziwill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"No surprise that negotiations for a television series are already under way; think Sex and the City in black."
On the heels of her memoir (What Remains, 2005) about the death of her husband, who happened to be Jackie Kennedy Onassis' nephew, Real Housewives of New York regular Radziwill returns with a glib, comic, probably autobiographical novel about a young Manhattan widow looking for love in all the wrong places. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAEMON PRISM by Carole Berg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Nonetheless, enthralling and not to be missed."
Final installment of Berg's character-driven sword-and-sorcery trilogy (The Soul Mirror, 2011, etc.), again with all of the main characters reappearing—even the dead ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEWSLADY by Carole Simpson
Released: Nov. 5, 2010

"An honest, engaging self-portrait of a woman who forever changed racial and gender dynamics in media."
A journalist's trailblazing rise and swift fall in TV broadcasting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHOCOLATE LOVERS’ CLUB by Carole Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Calorie-free satisfaction."
Four British women commiserate and conspire over chocolate in the latest from U.K. bestselling author Matthews (Welcome to the Real World, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >