Search Results: "Delphine Perret"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 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 >

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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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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 2004

"The subtitle notwithstanding, there's hardly an untold story to be found here, but a worthy distillation all the same."
A military historian considers Lincoln as military leader—a far from nominal position. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK by Geoffrey Perret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"For a cradle-to-grave biography free of piety and pathography, start here. For fresh disclosures on this most intensely examined president, turn elsewhere."
An intriguing take on JFK? Yes. "A Life Like No Other"? Hype. Read full book review >

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ULYSSES S. GRANT by Geoffrey Perret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A shrewd, if insistent, brief for Grant as his era's most imaginative and resourceful master of war. (16 pages b&w photos)"
In contrast to his last subject, the vainglorious Douglas MacArthur (Old Soldiers Never Die, 1996), military historian Perret profiles the Union commander as an unassuming strategist ahead of his time and as a president whose abysmal standing deserves re- evaluation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"In brief, then, a balanced, warts-and-all portrait that could renew interest in a justly celebrated but ever elusive warrior. (30 pages photos, not seen; maps)"
WW II historian Perret (Winged Victory, 1993, etc.) has produced a fully comprehensive biography that does evenhanded justice to a great, if flawed, man and his considerable achievements. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"This cavil apart, a rousing, opinionated tribute to one of history's greatest armies. (Thirty-two pages of photos, plus six maps—not seen.)"
A wide-ranging overview of the conscript army that compiled a genuinely impressive record of victory and collateral accomplishment during WW II. Read full book review >