Search Results: "Carole Hénaff"


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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

SPOTLIGHT by Carole Bellacera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Neither romantic nor suspenseful, really, in a crossover that tries hard but doesn't quite work."
A hybrid second novel from Bellacera (Border Crossings, not reviewed) awkwardly mixes the sighs of a bodice-ripper with the mayhem of a political thriller, charting as it goes along the story of an American journalist who falls in love with an Irish rock star haunted by old ties to the IRA. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAUNTING OF TORRE ABBEY by Carole Buggé
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"First-class work."
Another episode in a series resurrecting Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (The Star of India, 1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2011

"By nature depressing, but shot through with rays of optimism."
A guided tour through the perplexing realm of missing persons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER AND CHILD by Carole Maso
Released: July 10, 2012

"Only for the most determined aficionados of the avant-garde."
More gorgeously written, dramatically inert fiction from Maso (Defiance, 1998, etc.), this time set in a vaguely apocalyptic landscape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A REASON TO KILL by Carole Sojka
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Promising launch of an appealing contemporary female detective series set in the Sunshine State."
In this mystery series debut, Andi Battaglia conducts her first murder investigation for the Burgess Beach Police Department in Florida, uncovering the secrets of a volunteer group of wildlife supporters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EAST OF THE SUN, WEST OF THE MOON by Carole Bellacera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"RITA Award-winner Bellacera (Spotlight, 2000, etc.) can spin yarns out of some pretty fluffy wool, but here she manages to keep the tempo up and throws some nice color into the weave."
Sometimes the old saw about being careful what you wish for can cut through a jungle of intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Cup of Redemption by Carole Bumpus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2014

"A robust, entrancing debut."
In this debut novel, a woman undertakes a road trip around France in an attempt to shed light on her family's mysterious, troubled past. Read full book review >