Search Results: "Frederic Clement"


BOOK REVIEW

CONFUCIUS by Russell Freedman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A must for all collections. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
"His ideas were so powerful and so full of wisdom that his words are alive after twenty-five centuries, and often, he seems to be speaking directly to us." Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO DREW CATS by Arthur A. Levine
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"It's not an improvement on Hearn's graceful simplicity, but it's a likable update, striking a good balance between contemporary warmth and accessibility and respect for the earlier version. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
A competent adaptation of a legend about a frail boy whose farm family takes him to a monastery to train as a priest. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING, SWIMMING by Gary Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Friendship and a pool: the perfect summer combination, here captured to a T. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quartet of friends—three boys and one girl—revel in the watery joys afforded by the local public pool. Read full book review >

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DRIVE by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Indeed, in its strong, steady lines and depiction of a deeply pastoral Midwest, this offering could well be seen as the Great American Truck Book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Striking graphics accompany a child's narration of a truck-driving dad's day at work, from his departure before dawn to his arrival home at the end of the day. Read full book review >

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TWENTY QUESTIONS by Alison Clement
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2006

"Although Clement (Pretty Is as Pretty Does, 2001) can get preachy about the oppressed poor and the evils of war, she wrestles eloquently with some meaty issues: lies, responsibility, chance."
An Oregon woman's life unravels as she grapples with the possibility that another woman was murdered because she was not. Read full book review >

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CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT SITTER by Blaize Clement
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"An entertaining debut. Dixie is a complex, well-conceived character and the plot fast-moving and believable."
Sarasota, Fla., is a peaceful spot for a pet sitter until her job leads to murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1994

"An important, elegantly written, deeply engrossing cultural history of this unique (and uniquely strange) cultural institution."
A smart, splendid account of the world's most famous—and quirkiest—serious music festival. Read full book review >

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VAN GOGH'S BAD CAFê by Frederic Tuten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"The New York scene, though, is far less compelling, leaving a mismatch in intensity that's hard to overlook, no matter how much one might want to."
Again blurring the lines between past and present, fact and fancy, Tuten (Tintin in the New World, 1993, etc.) reconfigures his familiar theme of love's totemic urgency, here pitting the needs of Vincent van Gogh against those of a late-20th-century rival in Manhattan's East Village. Read full book review >

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JUST ANOTHER ORDINARY DAY by Rod Clement
ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 1997

"Inspired silliness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just Another Ordinary Day (32 pp.; $14.95; PLB $14.89; May 11, 1997; 0-06-027666-5; PLB 0-06-027667-3): Tongue so firmly in cheek that it may take a surgical procedure to get it out, an Australian cartoonist puts wild spins on the events of young Amanda's ``typical'' day, as she rises to her alarm (a shirtless genie whaling on a gong), catches a ride to school with an elderly (in fact, a dinosaur) neighbor, listens to the tentacled, three-eyed new girl tell stories of her home ``in a land far far away,'' and, later that evening, cuddles up with a book and her huge ``cat,'' a lion named Fluffy. Read full book review >

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TEN OLD MEN AND A MOUSE by Cary Fagan
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2007

"So share it, already. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The discovery of a mouse in the synagogue signals a break from the routine for the ten old men who gather there every night. Read full book review >

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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by XIMAD
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"For nostalgic and literary purposes this app fits the bill, but beyond that there's nothing that warrants labeling it a 'must-read.' (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A handsomely illustrated, moderately interactive portrayal of the famous poem. Read full book review >