Search Results: "Clément Oubrerie"


BOOK REVIEW

AYA by Marguerite Abouet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2007

"A smart and sweetly comic glimpse of a time and place in Africa that get little attention in the West."
A young woman navigates shallow men, self-destructive friends and the newly erected class ladder in the prosperous city of Abidjan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD LITTLE GIRL by Lawrence David
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Lucretia will appeal to every child who has ever succumbed to vague parental procrastinations, and Oubrerie's illustrations are just what the story ordered: bug-eyed, elemental, and more than a tad crazy. (Picture book. 6-9)"
David's good little Miranda is being handed a bill of goods from her working parents: "Tomorrow," they reply to her requests, and they take her consent for granted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN COMPASS by Philip Pullman
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Best for readers new to the series, who won't be distracted by comparisons with the original. (Graphic fantasy. 11 & up) "
Lyra Belaqua begins her journey north again in this graphic-novel adaptation of Philip Pullman's classic fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN COMPASS by Stéphane Melchior-Durand
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"An engaging adaptation, but some may wish to wait until all three volumes are available. (Graphic fantasy. 11 & up)"
The second volume of the graphic adaptation of Pullman's modern classic follows Lyra's adventures into frozen lands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THEO'S ODYSSEY by Catherine Clément
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A pleasant almanac garnished with enough dialogue and local color to insure its pilgrimage to the shelves where the novels are kept."
ClÇment now does for world religions what Jostein Gaarder did for philosophy in the popular Sophie's World (1994): Pack the basics into an informative, thick brochure, weave a story through the ideas, and offer the result as a novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO LIT THE STARS by Claude Clément
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The message seems a little insistent, especially after three books; still, this is the best so far, and the image is compellingly presented, especially in the illustrations. (Picture book. 5-9)"
From the author of The Painter and the Wild Swans (1986) and The Voice of the Wood (1989), a third fable about creativity and the imagination, less complex but equally dominated by symbols. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A THOUSAND BILLION THINGS (AND SOME SHEEP) by Löic Clément
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A rare display of artistic invention, with rewards aplenty for close viewing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child's world is brimming with choices—until it comes to bedtime. Read full book review >