Search Results: "Chantal Wright"


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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS PIGSTY by Cornelia Funke
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"A plucky princess in yucky muck is good and dirty fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This author/illustrator team once again embarks upon a tale of an obstreperous princess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILDEST BROTHER by Cornelia Funke
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2006

"Kudos for celebrating the exciting fantasy play of boys. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Funke and Meyer deliver a third collaboration featuring a feisty, imaginative kid. 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

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 >

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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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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

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 >