Search Results: "Jacques Vallee"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"An intriguing example of glasnost in action and an important ufological document opening up rich new veins of exploration for researchers and buffs alike. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
Newsworthy brief by ufologist Vallee (Confrontations, 1990, etc.) on how the Iron Curtain hid from Western eyes not only a people in chains but also perhaps a star-fleet's worth of UFOs and their bug-eyed occupants. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Except for Vallee's wobbly conclusions, a forceful and refreshingly iconoclastic study that, for all its good sense, will likely add up to only a cry in the alien-infested ufowilderness."
Bracing finale to Vallee's ``Alien Contact trilogy'' (Dimensions, 1988; Confrontations, 1990), as the ufologist brings some famous UFO cases down to earth—and into the mud. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF LUKE by Brian Jacques
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"The formulas are gratifyingly intact as Martin discovers, as all fatherless children hope to, that his parent had not abandoned him, but heroically sacrificed his life for the welfare of others. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The 12th book in the animated epic about the inhabitants and friends and enemies of Redwall Abbey, this is a grand, seafaring odyssey about Martin the mouse warrior and his treacherous return to the place of his youth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2009

"Cultural differences do matter, and Jacques ably demonstrates that China's process of modernization derives from its own 'native sources of dynamism.'"
British scholar and Guardian columnist Jacques (co-editor: New Times, 1989, etc.) delivers a clear-eyed look at how China's recent modernization will leapfrog Western "superiority." Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Valuable, even provocative reading for environmental activists and students of international development."
The struggle for control over water is "one of the great looming subjects of the twenty-first century." Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS IN THE CELLAR by Jacques Duquennoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Swiss cheese, recalling the funny effects of the first book) precludes opportunities for humor; the text is redundant, for the art inventively depicts most of the action. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The adorable characters from The Ghosts' Dinner (1994, not reviewed) return to win points with children despite a lackluster plot. Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO A PRISONER by Jacques Goldstyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"'The pen is mightier than the sword' lives on. (author's note) (Picture book. 8-12)"
In this wordless picture book, a light-skinned man moves from a peaceful protest march with his young child to imprisonment for his views and finally back to his home—with the help of letters from around the world. Read full book review >

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THE CHICKEN DANCE by Jacques Couvillon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Eleven-year-old Don Schmidt lives on a chicken farm on Horse Island, La. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Lovers of the Redwall and Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series will want to read these stories, which will appeal most strongly to Jacques's fans. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Jacques turns his storytelling talents from the world of animal fantasy to the sphere of human and animal monsters in this collection of six weird tales. Read full book review >

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CASTAWAYS OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN by Brian Jacques
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Zesty, but ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10+)"
Abandoning the world of Redwall, Jacques's (Lord Brocktree, 2000, etc.) newest novel is a treasure hunt, preceded by a seafaring legend. Read full book review >

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THE SHORT-CUT COOK by Jacques Pepin
Released: Nov. 16, 1990

Who is Jacques Pepin and where does he stand? Read full book review >

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HORTENSE IN EXILE by Jacques  Roubaud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 1992

"It's often amusing, and it's often just plain silly."
Flippant, post-Calvino novel about, or not about, a near- pornographic heroine named Hortense, by French mathematics professor Roubaud (The Great Fire of London, 1991). Read full book review >