Search Results: "Dominique Jolin"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S NOT FAIR! by Dominique Jolin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The cartoon-style manner of the telling is reminiscent of a long foldout greeting card; this is lively, but artificially sweetened. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An angry girl comes home from school (motion lines and cloud puffs indicate the door slamming behind her), and, finding her father at the computer, launches into a litany of generic complaints. Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE CHEST by Dominique Falda
Released: April 1, 1999

"Falda prevents sentiment from overwhelming the charming forest setting and the cast of imaginative, endearing friends. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-7358-1050-8 This tale of sudden riches from Falda (The Angel and the Child, 1995, etc.) examines the true meaning of friendship. Read full book review >

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WINNING TEAM by Dominique Moceanu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"This insider's view gives an interesting perspective on gymnasts' lives, from their grueling work schedule and training methods to risk of injuries and even superstitious obsessions, but don't expect any winning medals. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Finally, young female gymnasts have a book to call their own in this first title in The Go-for-Gold Gymnasts series, co-authored by Olympic gold medalist Moceanu. Read full book review >

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EVERY SINGLE NIGHT by Dominique Demers
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2006

"Unfortunate choices of layouts and an odd color palette distract so much from the story that the unique tale is almost completely obscured. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A glass of milk, pajamas, a toothbrush, a bath—all are part of Simon's bedtime ritual, but it's not until his father comes into the room to begin putting the world to sleep that he can finally rest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2013

"Though this book doesn't quite live up to the genius of Blanche's beloved Bach, it certainly strikes some lovely chords."
Using music as metaphor, this loving biographical tribute offers advice on artistry and life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE NAME OF GOD by Paula Jolin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nadia's story reminds us that some truths are best expressed by fiction. (Fiction. YA)"
In the cramped Damascus apartment 17-year-old Nadia shares with her family, life is tough and getting tougher. Read full book review >

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THREE WITCHES by Paula Jolin
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The author's depiction of teens struggling with conflicting cultural expectations is riveting and convincing, but it needs more support than is provided by this novel's flimsy premise. (Fiction. YA)"
Her debut novel, In the Name of God (2007), introduced Jolin as a writer of power and promise. Read full book review >

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TODAY, MAYBE by Dominique Demers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Adults could probably make many dreams and metaphors of this, but it is lovely in itself, with its promise of the power of story and imagination, and the wait for the perfect, sublime friend. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mysterious and very Gallic (the author is French-Canadian) story with hints of Pippi Longstocking and Pooh without really being very like either. Read full book review >

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SLEEP TIGHT, ANNA BANANA by Dominique Roques
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"This tidy little package could inspire an uptick in bedtime exuberance. Happily, another outing with Anna and company is planned. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A comics-inspired delight from France—the graphic-novel publisher's first picture book—introduces an appealingly feisty girl to a U.S. audience. Read full book review >

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THE POSSIBILITY OF FIREFLIES by Dominique Paul
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Highly recommended. (Fiction. YA)"
In an achingly sad debut, Paul tells the story of 14-year-old Ellie Roma. Read full book review >