Search Results: "David Merveille"


BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, MR. HULOT by David Merveille
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Mr. Hulot may not be as well-known on this side of the pond as the Little Tramp or Buster Keaton, but he definitely merits a seat in the same row. (afterword) (Graphic picture book. 6-9)"
Twenty-two comical, wordless mini-episodes in sequential panels pay terrific tribute to a classic Chaplin-esque character created by actor/filmmaker Jacques Tati for a series of French movies. Read full book review >

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MR. HULOT AT THE BEACH by David Merveille
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"Deft hommage, but hilarious even outside that context. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A droll seaside idyll, paying tribute as much to film comedies of the silent era as to the 1953 movie that inspired it. Read full book review >

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JUKE BOX by David Merveille
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Certainly not comprehensive, this catalogue may still help to give younger children a sense of the different energies of various genres: disco, country, classical, Hawaiian music, punk and more. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Merveille offers quick, witty glimpses of 15 musical genres, as the same number of appropriately dressed café customers step up in turn to feed a juke box. Read full book review >

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THOMAS THE CIRCUS BOY by David Merveille
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"The resolution is trite, but Merveille's swooping broad lines and subtle modeling of bright, childlike colors will be appreciated by adults for its handsome graphic qualities, as well as by children responding to the simple story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From the Belgian illustrator of Zidrou's Ms. Blanche, the Spotless Cow (p. 466): a story about an acrobat's son who yearns to become part of the circus where he's growing up but who is impossibly clumsy. Read full book review >

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MS. BLANCHE, THE SPOTLESS COW by Zidrou
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Feminists may not be pleased, and some of the satire is aimed at adults; still, a briskly comical story, with vibrant art to match, that will amuse children, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With a nod of thanks to compatriot Josse Goffin— appropriate, since Merveille's broad, sure line and bright palette much resemble his—a Belgian team debuts with a whimsically offbeat story that makes a good showcase for the artist's boldly graphic style. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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IN THE NAME OF LOVE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan

Cover Story: I Left My Heart in San Francisco

BFF Charm: Yay x2

Swoonworthy Scale: 7

Talky Talk: Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair

Bonus Factors: LGBTQIA, San Francisco, Tami Taylor Award for Awesome Motherhood

Relationship Status: Insta-bestie

Cover Story: I Left My Heart in ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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