Search Results: "Giles Laroche"


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IF YOU LIVED HERE by Giles Laroche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Best used to encourage children to create their own collages or three-dimensional models, this misses the mark as a strong introduction to domestic architecture. (selected sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Many North American children have a difficult time visualizing places or houses different than their own; this survey will help somewhat. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

Bas-relief cut-paper collages and brief text take readers on a tour of unique architectural structures around the world. Read full book review >

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BRIDGES ARE TO CROSS by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This book will open young eyes to the marvels of bridge-building, and carry readers to a whole wide world of wonder. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Stunning, detailed cut-paper designs illustrate an impressive celebration of bridges. Read full book review >

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SACRED PLACES by Philemon Sturges
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

The creators of Bridges Are to Cross (1998) tour places where adherents of five religions (Judaism is split into pre- and post-Mosaic, with the former also linked to Islam) worship: churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, shrines, even a river. Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON'T by David Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"An attractive, informative blend of science and the arts. (Informational picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Nineteen different animals, placed in five animal categories, are represented first by artwork and poetry and finally by brief paragraphs and references for further reading. Read full book review >

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DOWN TO THE SEA IN SHIPS by Philemon Sturges
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"A poetic companion for the likes of Patrick O'Brien's The Great Ships (2001). (Poetry. 8-12)"
Paying tribute to boats and ships—and all who have taken them out onto wide blue waters—Sturges pairs a series of lyric verses to Laroche's carefully detailed, painted-paper collages. Read full book review >

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WHO SEES THE LIGHTHOUSE? by Ann Fearrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Those interested in further study of these historic structures will probably already know how to count, but the intricate and compelling illustrations hold interest for a wide age range. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Incredibly textured and detailed illustrations, created by a combination of drawing, painting, and cut- and torn-paper collage, enhance the simple, rhyming text in this counting book focused on lighthouses. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR BOX by Dayle Ann Dodds
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Laroche's cut and folded paper objects seem to float above the page, lending an intriguing three-dimensional air. (Picture book. 0-5)"
A series of die-cut holes lead a monkey (and readers) through a succession of colors, inviting stops at each spread to pick out ``yellow daisies, yellow bees, yellow bananas up in trees,'' or ``green leaves, green frogs, green lizards under logs.'' The idea is not to present colors at their purest, but to sample the range that the words connote—reds here can be deep peach or purplish-pink; some greens would fit comfortably on the yellow spread; yellow and white come out more monochromatic. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO WHEELS DO ALL DAY? by April Jones Prince
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2006

"Wheel this in after or instead of Shelley Rotner's photographically illustrated Wheels Around (1995), and leave preschool audiences' heads a-spin. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Captioned by Prince's very brief, loosely rhymed commentary ("Wheels whiz, wheels whir. / Wheels carry travelers."), Laroche's expert paint-and-cut-paper collages, on a variety of page layouts, depict all sorts of people using wheels of all sizes at work and play. Read full book review >

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GILES GOAT-BOY by John Barth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 1966

"His major conceit, finally, is the assumption that the reader will tolerate almost anything for an intolerable length of time merely because it is awfully philosophical and terribly clever."
Mr. Barth's grandiose novel is constructed as an elaborate Conceit: the World is a University. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GENET by Hadrien Laroche
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An indispensible study for readers interested in Genet, the Black Panthers, the Palestinian/Israeli conflict or, more generally, the philosophy of humanism."
A critical investigation of French writer and philosopher Jean Genet (1910-1986) in his later years, 1968 until his death. Read full book review >

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WORLD OF HAPPY by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Despite the positivity, much of the sentiment and imagery will go over the heads of babies and toddlers. (Board book. 2-3)"
Six little books in a boxed set promote an optimistic view of the world. Read full book review >