Search Results: "Denis Jugo"


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THE CASTLE OF NIGHTMARES by Denis Jugo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2013

"A scary story, minus the terror, that will make readers squirm instead of scream. (iPad storybook app. 7-11)"
A deft combination of classic fright story and solid interactive artwork gives this nightmare tale an enjoyable creepiness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Promises to instigate a lively conversation about the origins and meaning of art, not only among the author's peers in academia, but also in the culture at large."
Pugnacious, witty and entertaining first book by prolific essayist and critic Dutton (Philosophy of Art/Univ. of Canterbury, New Zealand), who founded the influential blog Arts & Letters Daily. Read full book review >

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"An appealing slice of fiction about growing pains and poverty."
An enthralling book that explores the depths of loyalty and life choices. Read full book review >

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NOBODY MOVE by Denis Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"There's some dirty fun here, but plenty of authors are better at this sort of novel."
After his award-winning Vietnam epic, Johnson takes a busman's holiday with this hard-boiled genre exercise. Read full book review >

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NEONS by Denis Belloc
Released: May 15, 1991

"All of this is written in a terse hard-boiled manner straight out of a pulp novela style appropriate for a dispatch about a life from which all sweetness has been blanched out."
French writer Belloc's first novela slender evocation of a young homosexual hustler's life in 1960's Parisis minimalism to a fault: the stark tone here tends to keep the promiscuous episodes of sex and sexual violence from becoming too graphic. Read full book review >

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RELIGION IN AMERICA by Denis Lacorne
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Forceful and intelligent."
French political scientist Lacorne offers rigorous insight from a continental European perspective on the often fraught and intimate relationship between religion and politics in the United States. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Still, the book will be utterly welcome with teachers and young artists alike, and fans of the first book will be in awe of this encore. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Roche (Loo-Loo, Boo and Art You Can Do, 1996) takes her artistic talents on the road, exploring crafts from around the world. Read full book review >

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MIM, GYM, AND JUNE by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2002

"This is a well-crafted and believable story sure to relate to any school child facing her own concerns by creating her own solutions. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Parents and educators seeking to bully-proof their child and school will welcome this latest scenario from Roche (Little Pig Is Capable, 2002, etc.) depicting a child's real-life problem and well-resolved conclusion. Read full book review >

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LOO-LOO, BOO, AND ART YOU CAN DO by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Roche's illustrations, primitive and antic, are sure to entice readers into a world of art that inspires rather than intimidates. (Picture book. 4-9)"
TV stars Loo-Loo and Boo walk readers through potato printmaking, mask creation, collage, and sculpture in this useful art primer intended to reach budding craftspeople at their own level. Read full book review >

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OLLIE ALL OVER by Denis Roche
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"The companion volume—Only One Ollie (0-395-81123-6)—is just as fetching. (Board book. 1-3)"
Roche (Loo-Loo, Boo, and Art You Can Do, 1996), in her hugely charming, hand-size board book, opens the story with a line that lets toddlers in on a familiar game: ``Ollie was hiding. Read full book review >

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THE BEST CLASS PICTURE EVER! by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Here is that rare bird: cultivated anarchy. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A rambunctious class of second graders loses and finds their guinea pig, gets a new teacher, successfully completes camouflaged English and math lessons, and has their class picture taken, all in a day's work. Read full book review >

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CLICK HERE TO START (A NOVEL) by Denis Markell
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"A winner for mystery enthusiasts. (Mystery. 10-13)"
When 12-year-old Ted Gerson goes to see his dying Great-Uncle Ted at the hospital, little does he know he's about to embark on a real-life escape-the-room game, his favorite kind of computer game. Read full book review >