Search Results: "Isabelle Langevin"


BOOK REVIEW

ZAMZOU by Isabelle  Langevin
by Isabelle Langevin, illustrated by Isabelle Langevin, developed by Cocomongo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 21, 2011

"Still, for those with dramatic reading skills, it might be worth the trip. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
This amusing buddy app-venture proves that sometimes the road to paradise is paved with trouble. Read full book review >

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ISABELLE by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 1998

"This quirky volume, which is sparsely but handsomely illustrated with its subject's own line drawings, is flawed by occasional Middle Eastern mystical fatuousness, but nevertheless offers a crisp, intriguing portrait of an extraordinarily enigmatic and interesting woman."
Subtitled A Story in Shots, this trim "novel" is in fact a screenplay whose scenes describe the brief, impassioned life of 19th-century traveler and adventuress Isabelle Eberhardt. Read full book review >

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ISABELLE THE NAVIGATOR by Luke Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2002

"Soggy and silly."
Young woman adrift on a sea of sophomoric philosophy. Read full book review >

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ISABELLE: The Life of Isabelle Eberhardt by Annette Kobak
Released: April 10, 1989

Fascinating biography of a brilliant, tormented eccentric. Read full book review >

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SEE ISABELLE RUN by Elizabeth Bloom
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2005

"An appealing heroine and an intriguing mystery undercut by the world's most unconvincing hit man and an extended finale that leaves the killer at large—not, it's to be hoped, for the encore Isabelle so richly deserves. "
Bloom, who's written as Beth Saulnier about enterprising reporter Alex Bernier (Ecstasy, 2003, etc.), introduces another winning heroine in this tale of murder at a New York media mogul's empire. Read full book review >

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AMY AND ISABELLE by Elizabeth Strout
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"But Strout demonstrates exceptional poise, and an uncommon ability to render complex emotions with clarity and a sympathetic intelligence, evoking comparisons with the work of Alice Munro and Anne Tyler. (Author tour)"
A lyrical, closely observant first novel, charting the complex, resilient relationship of a mother and daughter. Read full book review >

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The Man Who Walked Out Of Isabelle by J. C. Bourg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2013

"A well-told story about finding new beginnings in the aftermath of defeat."
Bourg's debut novel takes an epic look at French defeat inVietnam and the entwined lives of the locals, soldiers and foreign nationals trying to survive in unstable times. Read full book review >

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ISABELLE DAY REFUSES TO DIE OF A BROKEN HEART by Jane St. Anthony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Stories for the middle-grade audience that deal with the suicide of a parent are few, and this one, sensitive but never syrupy, stands out. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Although spunky Isabelle refuses to die of a broken heart, sometimes it seems like it might happen anyway. Read full book review >

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COLETTE'S LOST PET by Isabelle Arsenault
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Arsenault's story has the feel of a campfire song, increasingly fun and outrageous until the joyful end and its promise of new friendships. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Colette's family moves to Montreal's Mile End, and her mother tells her, "For the last time, NO PET," before shooing her outside to explore the neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLUME by Isabelle Simler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"Lovely, if a bit frustrating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The double meaning of the title of this French import will likely be lost on young readers who do not know that "plume" means "feather," since "Plume" is the name of the black cat who stalks mysteriously through the pages, clearly with evil designs on the birds portrayed. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE IN THE WOODS by Isabelle Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, her concerns are shared by many youngsters, the situation is inherently dramatic, and Holland writes with skill enough that the reader really does care what happens. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Uneven but engrossing tale about Bridget, 14, who— suspecting that her father wishes he had never adopted her— suddenly finds her birth parents' old house. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE HOUR by Isabelle Simler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2017

"Lovely, if poorly hung together. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A visual rhapsody in blue. Read full book review >