Search Results: "Hélène Moreau"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT A PARTY! by Ana Maria Machado
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"An effervescent celebration of the best possibilities of urban multiculturalism. Readers will want to move right in. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A birthday party demands some pretty careful planning. Read full book review >

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NO SONG, BUT SILENCE by Hélène LeBeau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Surprisingly tedious for so slim a volume."
Small, unengaging debut written from the point of view of an unhappy infant. ``My sorrow is infinitely complicated,'' Fanny, the narrator, tells us. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2003

"Lee is an old-school journalist, building the story from the ground up. No politicos or academics for her: Rasta is a movement of everyman."
The loose threads of Rasta history, impressively woven into a flag of green, red, and gold by French music journalist Lee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY'S LITTLE DONKEY by Gunhild Sehlin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A readable, pleasant story for patient listeners. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this picture-book adaptation of an old Swedish story, Mary befriends the donkey that becomes her transportation from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Read full book review >

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I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN by Hélène Boudreau
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2012

"Just the ticket for nap-time or bedtime sharing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Those sneaky, sneaky yawns—just one and it's lights out for you. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF LISANDRA P. by Hélène Grémillon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Full of truly unexpected twists and poignant turns, Grémillon's subtly political drama reverberates long after the killer is unmasked."
When a psychoanalyst's wife is murdered, one of his patients is so determined to prove his innocence that she becomes entwined in the case herself in this Argentina-set psychological thriller. Read full book review >

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MY WILD FAMILY by Laurent Moreau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Sure to inspire young readers and listeners to comparisons of their own. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"I have a very special family," claims the unnamed narrator shown in the cover family portrait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Understanding China by Gary Moreau
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2015

"An insightful, compelling introduction to the intricacies of Chinese business and life."
An American expatriate in China explores the country's culture, citizens, and economy in this open-minded meditation. Read full book review >

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MARY POPPINS UP, UP AND AWAY by Hélène Druvert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Too thin to fly as either tour or tribute but a memorable showcase nonetheless for a talented French paper artist. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Silhouettes, both printed and laser-cut, add sparkle to a quick tour of London sites and starry skies conducted by Mary Poppins. Read full book review >

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Now You Are Lisa by Gary Moreau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2016

"A thought-provoking and intriguing, though unevenly written, novel of the expatriate life and one man's discovery of what matters most to him."
An American expatriate reevaluates his life in China. Read full book review >

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DISTANT VALOR by C.X. Moreau
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A haunting slice of military life that unsparingly catalogues the risks, rewards, pain, and joys of casting one's lot with warriors."
Strife-torn Lebanon in the early '80s, during the period when the Marines were there on a calamitous peacekeeping mission, is the setting for a bleakly affecting (if occasionally talky) debut from a former NCO who served in this lovely, treacherous land. Read full book review >

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REAL MERMAIDS DON'T NEED HIGH HEELS by Hélène Boudreau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Frothy fun. (Paranormal adventure. 9-13)"
The adventures of a part-time mermaid continue with more comedy and easy but suspenseful action. Read full book review >