Search Results: "Gabrielle Grimard"


BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE YOUNG KNIGHT by Kate Kingsbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Earnest, but that's probably not enough to captivate readers. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
Kingsbury, a prolific author of Christian novels for adults, offers a story for younger readers about a courageous knight who competes to become prince of his homeland and heir to the throne. 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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WHEN I WAS EIGHT by Christy Jordan-Fenton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Utterly compelling. (Picture book/memoir. 5-9)"
The authors of Fatty Legs (2010) distill that moving memoir of an Inuit child's residential school experience into an even more powerful picture book. Read full book review >

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NOT MY GIRL by Christy Jordan-Fenton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Another compelling version of an inspiring story. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Ten-year-old Olemaun describes her return from two years at the outsiders' school and her slow re-entry into her family's Inuit world. Read full book review >

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LILA AND THE CROW by Gabrielle Grimard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Though hardly a bullying silver bullet, this is an artful take on resilience. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A lonely, bullied child comes to proudly claim the label her tormentors give her, refusing to let their hateful judgment determine her self-worth. Read full book review >

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STOLEN WORDS by Melanie Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Unforgettable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Grandpa tells his granddaughter he has lost his Cree words, the 7-year-old asks for an explanation. Read full book review >

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FATIMA & THE CLEMENTINE THIEVES by Mireille Messier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"This sweet tale of ingenuity and kindness to all creatures tries, but it does not fully measure up to its potential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
How do you stop elephants from trampling your orchard, damaging your trees, and destroying your ripe clementines every night? Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING IS FLAMMABLE by Gabrielle Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"A provocative, moving, and darkly funny book that seems almost worth the crises that it chronicles."
The latest from one of the finest contemporary graphic artists. Read full book review >

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THE VOYEURS by Gabrielle Bell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Playfully drawn and provocatively written, the memoir reinforces Bell's standing among the first rank of the genre's artists."
"Graphic memoir" only hints at the artistry of a complex, literary-minded author who resists the bare-all confessionalism so common to the genre and blurs the distinction between fiction and factual introspection. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF A TEENAGE AMNESIAC by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"This unusual love story has only a few lapses and will be well received by teens intrigued by the concept. (Fiction. YA)"
Zevin constructs a unique take on the teenage question of "Who Am I?" Read full book review >

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THE GUY, THE GIRL, THE ARTIST AND HIS EX by Gabrielle Williams
Released: March 14, 2017

"A winning, offbeat romp for all ages. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
The lives of four young people intersect in unexpected ways as the result of a spectacular art heist in Melbourne. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE WOMEN LETTERS by Gabrielle Donnelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"The Atwaters are amiable in small doses, but Alcott fans will find this chick lit's superficial relationship to the sneakily subversive Little Women insulting."
British-born Donnelly's first novel, payback for all the Americans rewriting Jane Austen, concerns a present-day London family with three sisters descended from and living adventures parallel to the eponymous Alcott heroines. Read full book review >