Search Results: "Geneviève Jurgensen"


BOOK REVIEW

GENEVIÈVE by Lynmar Brock, Jr.
Released: Sept. 28, 2011

"A seaworthy story of love and unhappiness."
Brock (In this Hospitable Land, 2011, etc.) returns with a junior naval officer's alternately romantic and tragic romp around Europe with his French lady love. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARANCE by Geneviève Jurgensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Jurgensen's is a powerful voice for the unbearable sadness caused by death and the courage and love it takes to live with both the pain of loss and the cherished memories."
A French mother's lyrical and haunting memoir of the deaths of her two young daughters and how she has coped with this terrible loss. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2009

"Likable, but doesn't offer enough new insights to stand out in the crowded field of behind-the-scenes foodie memoirs."
Everything you always wanted to know about working in a high-powered restaurant kitchen—unfortunately, you may already know most of it. Read full book review >

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STARRING ME AND YOU by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Third in a series, the book easily stands alone. Among all the picture-book friendship stories, this one stands out for the younger set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The two animal friends, a pig and a bunny, from Me and You and Without You (2009, 2011) are back in a return engagement as they attempt to put on a play, but will their emotions get in the way? Read full book review >

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MR. KING'S CASTLE by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Much lightened by its upbeat resolution, a cautionary but not strident discussion starter about responsible resource allocation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this companion to the similarly eco-themed Mr. King's Things (2012), a lion-turned-real estate developer recklessly undermines his own foundations. Read full book review >

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MR. KING'S MACHINE by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Environmentalism for the nursery. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Mr. King—a vaguely lion-ish animal who stands upright—builds and uses an invention that harms his ecosystem in several ways. He quickly agrees with his friends' concerns and creates another that is beloved by all. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, YOU by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"These friendship tales are totally in tune with preschool anxiety and fears; Côté brings another winner. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Friends Piggy and Bunny return in the fourth of this charming series, and in this episode, they experience their first campout—that is, if they can dispel their fears first. Read full book review >

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WHAT ELEPHANT? by Geneviève Côté
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children not yet up to thinking in metaphors may need some explanation, but the theme is certainly worth exploring, as there are always 'elephants' around. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Côté turns the common expression about "ignoring the elephant in the room" into an "Emperor's New Clothes" sort of tale. Read full book review >

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WITH YOU ALWAYS, LITTLE MONDAY by Geneviève Côté
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sweetly sentimental. (author note) (Picture book. 2-6)"
Throughout the world, there exist many legends to account for the appearance of the Rabbit in the Moon (a counterpart of the Man in the Moon). Read full book review >

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MR. KING'S THINGS by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Waste not, want not. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. King likes to toss out his old things in favor of new ones, until he discovers recycling—with a little help from his friends. Read full book review >

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ME AND YOU by Geneviève Côté
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Simply charming. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Not to be confused with another, equally pleasing 2009 book of the same name, by Janet A. Holmes and illustrated by Judith Rossell, this tale of two friends goes ear-to-ear and tail-to-tail between a rabbit and a pig. Read full book review >

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HEY LITTLE BABY! by Heather Leigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A lovely choice for new babies and their parents. (Picture book. 2-6)"
With a melodic and motherly voice, this gentle and captivating picture book welcomes a little baby into the world. Read full book review >