Search Results: "Jane Marie Todd"


BOOK REVIEW

SALADIN by Anne-Marie Eddé
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2011

"Extensive research creates a picture readily distinguishable from the many Saladin myths."
Massive, detailed biography of Saladin, in which the author endeavors to separate history from myth and legend—first published in France in 2008. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Timely, given the recent swell of xenophobia in France, and a useful supplement to standard histories of the episode, such as Jean-Denis Bredin's The Affair."
Liberty, equality, and fraternity? For everyone but Jews—as much of France strenuously believed a century ago, according to this provocative study of anti-Semitism. Read full book review >

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WE ARE ALL CANNIBALS by Claude Lévi-Strauss
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2016

"Though representing a tradition that is now considered old-fashioned, Lévi-Strauss was quite the revolutionary in his day. These varied, smart pieces show why."
Previously ungathered pieces by the eminent French anthropologist, all addressing in some way the vexing question of relativism. Read full book review >

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RADICALIZATION by Farhad Khosrokhavar
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A timely, systematic breakdown of thee reasons for radicalization."
A French scholar delineates the attractions of violent extremism, specifically jihadi Islam. Read full book review >

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FUTURES MADE OF VIRTUAL INSANITY
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Warcross by Marie Lu

Cover Story: Technicolortastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Absolute Sci-Fi
Bonus Factors:
 Team Tournament, Cat-and-Mouse, Hackers, Easter Eggs
Relationship Status: Game On

Cover Story: Technicolortastic

Sure, I could dissect the issues I have with this cover. (Why do the innards of the title look like a digital ...


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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WE BELONG TOGETHER by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"There is no back story here, no explanation of why children might be available for adoption, only the joyful welcome arms of diverse people who have something to offer the child who needs a home. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Parr, the Dr. Feelgood of children's books and television, brings his optimistic, sunny attitude to this latest offering. Read full book review >

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THE I'M NOT SCARED BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2011

"Whether this is just a platitude or words of wisdom is up to readers to decide. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest from Parr, executed in his characteristic style that sets extremely bright colors off with a heavy black line, addresses common childhood fears. Read full book review >

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THE DADDY BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Recent ex-toddlers will be drawn to these sunny, colorful consciousness-raisers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The Byron Barton of feelings and relationships offers a gallery of Dads at work and play, all drawn with thick lines and intense, contrasting colors against monochromatic backgrounds. Read full book review >

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BE WHO YOU ARE by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"A simple spin on Parr's It's Okay to Be Different (2001) but still worth shouting from the rooftops. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A call to celebrate unique characteristics and individuality. Read full book review >

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THE GOODBYE BOOK by Todd Parr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An excellent guide to grief for a multitude of situations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bestselling author Parr turns his trademark combination of boldly colored, simple illustrations and matter-of-fact, streamlined text to the topic of loss. Read full book review >