Search Results: "Charlotte Roche"


BOOK REVIEW

WETLANDS by Charlotte Roche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Provocatively nasty but intellectually empty."
English translation of a German TV personality's sexually graphic first novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRECKED by Charlotte Roche
by Charlotte Roche, translated by Tim Mohr
Released: May 7, 2013

"For some readers, the mesmerizing if unsettling narrative might be groundbreaking and sophisticated; for others, it will simply be disturbing and TMI."
A woman examines aspects of her life—from the mundane, to the erotic, to the tragic—in graphic detail. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PIG IS CAPABLE by Denis Roche
ANIMALS
Released: March 25, 2002

"Goofy stills of straight-armed, skinny-legged Little Pig suffering his parents' silliness give his steady hand real appeal, rather than turning him into a party pooper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Pig's parents are fusspots. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"From a player who seems more a distant observer, a memoir that offers the reader neither personal passion nor useful insight on so-called 'starter marriages.'"
A curiously unfeeling account of a marriage of the 1980s that ended in childless divorce after eight years. Read full book review >

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THE SAINTS OF SWALLOW by Suzzy Roche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Roche knows her way around the music business, but her story lacks focus or drama, and the Catholic uplift is discomfiting."
Singer/actress Roche offers a first novel about a burnt-out indie-rock star who is more connected than anyone thought to her small-town Catholic roots. Read full book review >

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WAYWARD SAINTS by Suzzy Roche
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A debut novel that offers a slightly unsettling look into the lives of two women who are just beginning to understand one another."
Roche's first novel has the quirkiness one would expect from a singer in a group whose fans consider them to be down-to-earth music royalty. Read full book review >

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Stumbling On A Tale by Suzanne Roche
Released: May 2, 2016

"A successful sequel that delivers appealing time travelers thrust into a society filled with knights and dragons."
The Middle Ages beckon in the second installment of this YA time-travel series. Read full book review >

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A PLANE GOES KA-ZOOM! by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A deft weave of word and image. (Picture book. 2-5)"
London's rhymed text is easy to follow, easy to read and, importantly, easy to engage; like the subject, it lifts young readers and carries them off. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Roche's friendly drawings ingeniously indicate the diminutive size of the teeny tiny teacher and her teeny tiny students by showing domino-topped tables, and stools made of dice—it's as if the Borrowers have landed in school. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The scary story of the teeny tiny woman has been expanded into an explanatory tale that works well on its own but without the original story's pounce of surprise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Still, the book will be utterly welcome with teachers and young artists alike, and fans of the first book will be in awe of this encore. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Roche (Loo-Loo, Boo and Art You Can Do, 1996) takes her artistic talents on the road, exploring crafts from around the world. Read full book review >

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MIM, GYM, AND JUNE by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2002

"This is a well-crafted and believable story sure to relate to any school child facing her own concerns by creating her own solutions. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Parents and educators seeking to bully-proof their child and school will welcome this latest scenario from Roche (Little Pig Is Capable, 2002, etc.) depicting a child's real-life problem and well-resolved conclusion. Read full book review >

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LOO-LOO, BOO, AND ART YOU CAN DO by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Roche's illustrations, primitive and antic, are sure to entice readers into a world of art that inspires rather than intimidates. (Picture book. 4-9)"
TV stars Loo-Loo and Boo walk readers through potato printmaking, mask creation, collage, and sculpture in this useful art primer intended to reach budding craftspeople at their own level. Read full book review >