Search Results: "Henri Behar"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1992

"Special Jury Prize for Sheer Amusement. (Sixteen pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
A must-buy book for first-timers bound for the male-dominated Cannes Film Festival, by two old-timers who began as observers 15 years ago and now have decided to combine their notes and tapes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRI ROUSSEAU by Susanne Pfleger
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Plazy's A Weekend with Rousseau (1992) offers a more stable forage into the jungles. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Lush, beautiful reproductions introduce Rousseau's art work to a young audience, but the text, combining fact and fiction, may confuse those expecting a biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALL ME HENRI by Lorraine M. López
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2006

"A must for urban collections. (Fiction. YA)"
With all that Enrique encounters in his barrio—gang beatings, frequent deaths, an abusive, alcoholic stepfather and fellow teens dropping out of school—one would imagine him older than the middle-school student that he is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANNA & HENRI by Fredrik Sjölin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2013

"A mostly solid piece of garage building with winning characters and very cool robots. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
Backyard robot-building is the order of the day in an app that will appeal most to budding tinkerers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRI MATISSE by Albert Kostenevich
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"The writing is mature in approach, without being overly weighty, making it suitable not just for young readers, but adults with a budding interest in art. (index) (Biography. 11-14)"
An articulate, attractive biography in the First Impressions series, about an artist whose paintings were as much celebrations of color as they were portraits of people and things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Painstaking and scrupulously scholarly without managing to be evocative. (84 b&w illustrations; 24 pages color illustrations, not seen)"
Stiff and hobbled by its own exhaustiveness, this biography of Paris's tiny painter/provocateur (18641901) takes lively material and renders it lifeless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2001

"Here's an important addition to their libraries."
Former New York Times food critic Ruth Reichl, now editor of Gourmet, selects this savory memoir for her Food series of reprints (see Shapiro, below): it's the charming and easygoing autobiography of a legendary chef who emigrated from France to the US and opened a number of renowned restaurants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FANTASTIC JUNGLES OF HENRI ROUSSEAU by Michelle Markel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2012

"This lovely, child-friendly biography evokes and celebrates this fabulous naif. (author and illustrator notes) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A charming, affecting picture-book life of France's most celebrated naive painter—Henri Rousseau. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRI DUCHEMIN AND HIS SHADOWS by Emmanuel Bove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"An elegant translation of dark, brooding, and disturbing little narratives."
Shadows and shadow selves do indeed pervade the six stories in this collection, brought together in English for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 27, 1983

"Over-contrived, insufficiently charming, and blandly didactic: the weakest of the Oakes adventures—but short and fast enough to please the sizable following."
CIA super-agent Blackford Oakes spies around Berlin, just before the Wall goes up—in the most somber, least witty or inventive of Buckley's Cold War thrillers thus far. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEW HOPE by Henri Sørensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"The strong, weather-bronzed faces and lovingly depicted animals in Sorensen's illustrations for Tresselt's Sun Up (1991) are to be found here, also—even the same dog. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A bighearted accounting of the 1885 founding of a midwestern town by Danish immigrants, as told by the founder's great-grandson to his own grandchild. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY BROKEN GIRL by Ruth Behar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A poignant and relevant retelling of a child immigrant's struggle to recover from an accident and feel at home in America. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
In the 1960s, Ruthie Mizrahi, a young Jewish Cuban immigrant to New York City, spends nearly a year observing her family and friends from her bed. Read full book review >