Search Results: "Christophe Merlin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SAFE HOUSE by Christophe Boltanski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2017

"Complex and meticulously plotted; this mystery house full of odd characters will make the reader consider storytelling as the building of a physical and mental space."
Rooms and mysteries nestle within one another in this conceptual novel of family and place. Read full book review >

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BAND INSTRUMENTS by Christophe Boncens
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"The strongest aspect of this otherwise mediocre offering is the quality of the sound, making it and its companion good options for board-book collections lacking multisensory titles. (Board book. 2-4)"
A brief introduction to five band instruments with accompanying sound. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Withal, a fine, provocative and absorbing account of what makes humans human."
``The modern era, if it can be reduced to any single dimension, is especially characterized by its obsession with symbols and their management.'' So says Donald (Psychology/Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ontario), echoing the philosopher Ernst Cassirer a generation ago—with a difference. Read full book review >

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MY LITTLE BOX OF ANIMAL BOOKS by Christophe Boncens
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Developmentally dull; there's nothing to cheer about here. (Board book. 2-3) "
This box proves a bust. Read full book review >

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THE RED COLLAR by Jean-Christophe Rufin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2015

"Rufin's novel is meticulous and orderly in its depictions of basically sympathetic characters trying to understand one another and find a common ground."
A heroic veteran of World War I faces trial for a mysterious offense. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIVES OF BATS by Merlin Tuttle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A page-turning memoir of curiosity about—and dedication to—a significant part of the natural world."
Bats are "sophisticated, beautiful, even cute, quite aside from their crucial roles as primary predators of insects, pollinators of flowers and dispersers of seeds," writes Tuttle, an ecologist who has championed their cause for more than 50 years. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1998

"Both a dainty reprise of his life and a sad send-off when it took a slide, the album effectively evokes Wilde's sundry selves."
What did Wilde look like at the strange age of two? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"An intriguing but strongly one-sided account."
Although scientists and philosophers don't pretend to understand the neurological mechanism of human consciousness, they are eager to theorize about it. Donald (Psychology/Queen's Univ., Toronto) reviews the evidence and explains how he believes the brain converts sensory input into awareness. Read full book review >

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BATS by Dee Stuart
ANIMALS
Released: July 11, 1994

"Glossary and index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
There are nearly 1000 species of bats worldwide, with unique adaptations, unusual diets, and enormous variations in behavior. Read full book review >