Search Results: "Delphine Dubos"


BOOK REVIEW

DELPHINE by Molly Bang
Kirkus Star
illustrated by Molly Bang
Released: Aug. 22, 1988

"Delphine and her companions, as well as such carefully selected details as the delphiniums and sunflowers on her mountain, are of a heroic size that is at first disconcerting; but on rereading—and pondering the splendid, bright illustrations—they seem a glorious dramatization of the trepidation and triumph inherent in mastering any difficult task."
Delphine is a child/earth-mother/superhero who lives atop a precipitous hill. Read full book review >

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THE PLANET OF WIND by Delphine Dubos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A far cry from the original masterpiece. (Graphic fantasy. 9-13)"
In this new graphic series, the Little Prince returns, although fans of Saint-Exupéry's original will find him virtually unrecognizable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SONG OF DELPHINE by Kenneth Kraegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"As Delphine and Beatrice ride off atop two giraffes, readers of this quiet story will savor their new friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An orphaned servant girl whose singing assuages her loneliness discovers the transformative power of compassion. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BAD WOLF GOES ON VACATION by Delphine Perret
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Readers may find metaphors about imaginary friends, taming one's fears or having special fun with grandparents, but mostly, they will go from giggles to guffaws with this disarming trio. (Graphic novel. 5-10)"
Bernard, the Big Bad Wolf who lives in Louis' closet, is back (The Big Bad Wolf and Me, 2006). Huzzah! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEDRO AND GEORGE by Delphine Perret
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A wholly original romp told with deliciously Gallic flair in an uncredited translation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Cousins Pedro and George, a crocodile and an alligator, try to correct the record on their differences in this French import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PABLO & HIS CHAIR by Delphine Perret
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This classic home-away-home arc is completely tension-free, but its whimsy may carry readers through. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young boy receives a chair as a birthday present and after initial disappointment turns the gift to his advantage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2015

"A remarkable chronicle of a multigenerational struggle in Burma bringing about important change."
A dogged journalist penetrates the deeply secretive dissident underground in Burma's police state in this compelling look into a traumatized society in flux. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOP TO BOTTOM by Delphine Dryden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2016

"A racy story of love, honesty, and the willingness to lose control."
Personal trainer Amie (or Mistress Amie, as she is known by the people in her town's kink community) has her life all figured out, until her ex Dru shows up and throws everything out of whack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT CHILDREN by Sarah Tsiang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Imaginative but eerie; the illustrations demand sturdy as well as fanciful readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A picture book about the antics of the imaginary night children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHICKEN OF THE FAMILY by Mary Amato
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"EWSLUGp2006. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Henrietta's two older sisters teasingly tell her that she's really a chicken, then leave an egg and feathers around her bed as "proof." Read full book review >

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THE QUIET CROCODILE by Natacha Andriamirado
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Tongue-in-cheek humor and stylized illustrations should make this appealing to sophisticated young listeners. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this French import, a natty group of animal friends congregates on the back of Fossil the crocodile, engaging in everyday activities while piling on top of one another in various configurations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BAD WOLF AND ME by Delphine Perret
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Beautifully designed, both sophisticated and sublimely silly, this should please readers and listeners of all ages. (Picture book. 4+)"
A little boy coaches a frightened wolf back to big-badness. Read full book review >