Search Results: "Chantal Bourgonje"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MUD MONSTER by Chantal Bourgonje
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A story that is as happy as a clam at high tide. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A fanciful, almost dreamy little story featuring a turtle, a goose, a rabbit and—who would want it otherwise?—a monster. Read full book review >

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FINN'S PAPER HAT by Chantal Bourgonje
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Bourgonje's second venture in the app world, while not as memorable as her first, is big on story if low on action. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
Oh, the places you'll go and the creatures you'll meet wearing a simple paper hat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIERCE GREY MOUSE by Chantal Bourgonje
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2011

"Here's hoping that Bourgonje will offer up more. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
Little Grey Mouse aims to become fierce in this winsome story about child's play and make-believe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO DOGS ALLOWED by Phil Fryer
by Phil Fryer, illustrated by Chantal Bourgonje, developed by Tizio BV
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Such fickle, conditional friends seem a bit unfunny for a feel-safe-and-loved bedtime story... even in a fairy tale. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Moms can't see them, and dads scare them away, but these mythical creatures are present at sleep or at play.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2015

"An informative but somewhat inconclusive study."
A brief glimpse into the increasing gentrification of tequila. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAREWELL, MY QUEEN by Chantal Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Scholarly precision in an artful, fluid, compelling narrative: Vive la reine!"
A former reader to Marie-Antoinette recalls July 1789, in an edifying and masterly first novel, winner of the Prix Femina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE GIRL by Cornelia Funke
by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kerstin Meyer, translated by Chantal Wright
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Meyer's bright, droll mixed-media pen-and-ink paintings of bushy bearded, scruffy, pot-bellied males countered by a voluminous slightly grotesque matriarch with her buxom throng add to the amusing comeuppance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this well-translated humorous turnabout from the author of The Princess Knight (2004), similar themes of female strength and empowerment come through protagonist, Molly, a little girl in her own sailboat who's kidnapped by pirates. Read full book review >

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THE EXCHANGE OF PRINCESSES by Chantal Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A meticulous and vivid chronicle."
Thomas' latest (Farewell, My Queen, 2003, etc.) illuminates an obscure corner of Western European royal history: the bartering of child brides and grooms.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE by Zoran Drvenkar
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Alissa's story is told in alternating chapters by different characters, and the down-to-earth perspectives of Evelin and Alissa's stepfather keep this lyrical tale grounded until the satisfying and surprising conclusion. (Fantasy. YA)"
In the icy-cold weeks after Christmas, Alissa's normal adolescent problems are overlaid with supernatural mysteries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 25, 2009

"An earnest, well-intentioned addition to the contemporary environmental movement."
Alexander-Heaton and Gabriell's vividly illustrated, poetic picture book introduces children to the magic of nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WICKED SWEET by Mar'ce Merrell
Released: June 5, 2012

"A recipe that never comes together. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Best friends Chantal and Jillian have always been on the same page, taking AP classes and planning for their future as neurosurgeons, but everything changes during the summer before their senior year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 27, 2012

"A proactive method for raising an adult child with special needs."
For readers already knowledgeable about autism and Asperger's syndrome, a hands-on approach to transitioning into adulthood. Read full book review >