Search Results: "Elise Gravel"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare mix of wackiness and savvy counsel—just right for getting the creative juices flowing. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A popular Canadian illustrator tucks advice for budding artists into galleries of freestyle monsters, vampires, imaginary friends ("Take whichever one you want"), and like flights of imagination. Read full book review >

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A DAY IN THE OFFICE OF DOCTOR BUGSPIT by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Real visits to the doctor are rarely so hilarious. (Graphic picture book. 5-8)"
Expect delighted choruses of "Eeewww, gross!" at every turn from newer readers taking this tour of an outer-space clinic. Read full book review >

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THE TOAD by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A light dose of natural history, with occasional 'EWWW!' for flavor. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Having surveyed worms, spiders, flies, and head lice, Gravel continues her Disgusting Critters series with a quick hop through toad fact and fancy. Read full book review >

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OLGA AND THE SMELLY THING FROM NOWHERE by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A bubble-gum crowd pleaser with wide audience appeal. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
A young girl who prefers science to people discovers an adorable and smelly little creature. Read full book review >

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I WANT A MONSTER! by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Though not quite as much fun as Gravel's Disgusting Critters series, this offering will still elicit chuckles from the younger set. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Snaggle-toothed, asymmetrical, bug-eyed monsters abound in this not-so-subtle "A pet is a big responsibility" primer. Read full book review >

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THE FLY by Elise Gravel
by Elise Gravel, illustrated by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Gross-out potential, for sure—but also likely to give larval entomologists a mild buzz. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The author of the rousingly revolting Day in the Office of Doctor Bugspit (2011) dishes out more dirt with this appetite-spoiling introduction to the ubiquitous fly clan. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT ANTONIO by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A tribute as heartfelt as it is joyous and a fitting way to remember this larger-than-life performer. (comics guide for parents and teachers) (Graphic biography. 5-8)"
An illustrated biography of a legendary strongman from Montreal. Read full book review >

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GRAVEL HEART by Abdulrazak Gurnah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Like a lot of similar fiction, this well-crafted novel finds its protagonist suspended between two cultures, a part of each yet apart from both."
A boy searches for answers, home, his identity, and his destiny after mysterious family circumstances transplant him from his native Zanzibar to London. Read full book review >

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GRAVEL QUEEN by Tea Benduhn
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Its very scarcity makes this noteworthy debut even more valuable. (Fiction. YA)"
The summer before their junior year finds Aurin lolling in the park eyeballing the more active Frisbee players. Read full book review >

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WATER PLANET RESCUE by Wendy Mass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Its likable hero is just one reason to love this intergalactic space adventure. (Adventure. 6-9)"
Newly recruited Intergalactic Security Force deputy Archie Morningstar prepares for his first mission as co-pilot and navigator aboard his father's space taxi. Read full book review >

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ARCHIE TAKES FLIGHT by Wendy Mass
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A solid start to a new chapter-book series. (Adventure. 6-9)"
Archie Morningstar has been waiting for "eight years, eight months, and eight days" to ride along with his taxicab-driving father. But when the night finally arrives, the experience proves to be out of this world. Read full book review >

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TIME WITH ELISE by Christina Schilling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2014

"A sweet escape for fans of classical music."
Schilling, in her debut work of historical fiction, combines Beethoven with a charming bit of time travel. Read full book review >