Search Results: "Isabelle Malenfant"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MAGGIE'S CHOPSTICKS by Alan Woo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Youngsters learning to cope with eating utensils of any sort will appreciate Maggie's efforts and urge her on to success. (Picture book.3-5)"
Learning to use something new is never easy. Read full book review >

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HURRY UP, HENRY by Jennifer Lanthier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This empathetic tale ends with a question all would do well to contemplate: 'Can we do this again tomorrow?' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Today's hectic way of life might overwhelm children who need a slower pace. Read full book review >

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PINNY IN SUMMER by Joanne Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"Whether used as a read-aloud or a bridge between early readers and chapter books, a serene treat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An agreeable young girl named Pinny enjoys her version of a perfect day near the sea. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Sensitive and reassuring. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Morris definitely marches to the beat of a different drummer. Read full book review >

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PABLO FINDS A TREASURE by Andrée Poulin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Poverty is difficult to grasp if one is not living it; this story may help nurture empathetic future generations. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A young boy must salvage recyclable material from a mountain of trash in order to earn money for his family. 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 >