Search Results: "Jean Robert"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"A powerful contribution to the ongoing discussion about Haiti and the shortcomings of current approaches to aid and disaster relief in the aftermath of the massive earthquake."
A devastating memoir about the shocking persistence of child slavery in Haiti. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIND A FACE by François Robert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Stephen Johnson's Alphabet City (1995) to see their world through new eyes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Striking a blow for animists everywhere, the authors find faces—wonderfully expressive ones, too—in such common household or industrial items as cheese-graters, clamps, a cookie-cutter, a chair, and a mop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Surprisingly thought-provoking and original table talk from the academy."
Perhaps the ultimate refutation to anyone claiming there is a single, simple answer to the question of why France invented and continues to set the world standard for haute cuisine.Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

BR’ER RABBIT CAPTURED! by Jean Cassels
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp1986, illustrated by Barry Moser, Julius Lester's Tales of Uncle Remus (1987), illustrated by Jerry Pinkney and their sequels. (Picture book/folktales. 7-9)"
Hoping to add Br'er Rabbit's to the suite of familiar folk-tale character portraits exhibited in The Mysterious Collection of Dr. David Harleyson (2004), the porcine painter sets out for rural Sandy Creek. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VERY BORING ALLIGATOR by Jean Gralley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"And the artwork crackles, too, wild gestures and electric colors streaming from margin to margin. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gralley (Hogula: Dread Pig of Night, 1999, etc.) sends up the flag in salute of that time-honored system for sending unwanted guests on their way: screaming at them to go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TARANTULA IN MY PURSE by Jean George
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"The book is brimming with similar stories, all narrated with humor and warmth, and all of which will show George's many fans yet another aspect of her life and work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Over the years, George (There's an Owl in the Shower, 1995, etc.) and her three children moved a lot, but wherever they went they gave succor, shelter, and affection to a succession of injured or homeless wild creatures, from ferrets to falcons, spiders to salamanders, bats to box turtles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOCH NESS MONSTER by Jean Flitcroft
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Vanessa's emotional roller coaster takes center stage, but there's enough Nessie lore and presence to please the most demanding cryptid fans. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
An Irish teenager still grieving for her two-years-dead mother gets some unusual help in this decidedly unpredictable series opener. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THRICE UPON A MARIGOLD by Jean Ferris
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"A delicious confection for fans of the previous operettas, reminiscent in tone and content to Patricia Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A royal kidnapping leads to romance for the rescuers and justice for the culprits in this airy series' latest episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDERGROUND by Jean Ferris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"This fast-paced historical novel offers readers an engrossing story and a unique perspective on a familiar subject. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In 1839, 16-year-old Charlotte Brown is sold by her owner in Tennessee to the proprietor of the Mammoth Cave Hotel in Kentucky, where she works as a maid. Read full book review >