Search Results: "Jean-Baptiste Michel"


BOOK REVIEW

UNCHARTED by Erez Aiden
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"A fun, revealing exploration of a new way to view the past."
The story of a remarkable scientific tool that uses big data sets to examine cultural trends in human history. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT WATCHMAN by Jérémie Fischer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2015

"Readers may have trouble swallowing, much less digesting, the tale's more rococo elements, but both the tone and the distinctive art play up its melodrama. (Graphic fantasy. 12-17)"
A mysterious rash of broken clocks signals the (literal) rise of old horrors in this sly French import. Read full book review >

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5 MORE SCIENCE FICTION BOOKS JUMPING ON THE HOLLYWOOD ADAPTATION TRAIN
by John DeNardo

One of the great thrills of being a book lover is seeing your favorite book getting adapted for television and film. Hollywood routinely mines the pages of books for story ideas with increasing frequency. As well they should! The pages of science fiction books contain some of the most well-thought-out ideas of storytelling. Check out these books, which might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE SONGS by Philippe Margotin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2013

"Essential for Beatles fans and a pleasure to read."
Quick: What's the last cover the Beatles ever recorded? Read full book review >

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THE LAST MAN by Jean-Baptiste François Xavier Cousin de Grainville
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Less than spectacular entertainment, but an invaluable piece of literary history well worth adding to Wesleyan's Classics of Early Science Fiction series."
Previously available only in a bowdlerized translation that muddied much of the original story, this apocalyptic 1805 French novel gets a second shot with English-speaking readers in a brisk new translation supplemented by helpful critical material. Read full book review >

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THE JUMBIES by Tracey Baptiste
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Despite flaws, this is a book worth reading simply for its originality. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A fantasy based in Caribbean folklore. Read full book review >

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ANGEL’S GRACE by Tracey Baptiste
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A nice read. (Fiction. 11+)"
Thirteen-year-old Grace has always known that somehow she doesn't fit in with the rest of her family. Read full book review >

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RISE OF THE JUMBIES by Tracey Baptiste
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A stirring and mystical tale sure to keep readers thinking past the final page. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Corinne La Mer has settled back into island life after her fight with the jumbie Severine (The Jumbies, 2015), but no sooner does normalcy arrive than it leaves again when an earthquake rocks the island and her friend Laurent goes missing. Read full book review >

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ZEE IS NOT SCARED by Michel Gay
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2004

"Sleep tight. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Little Zee (2003) returns for a night's horseplay (okay, zebraplay) with his parents. Read full book review >

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ZEE by Michel Gay
by Michel Gay, illustrated by Michel Gay
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"Charming from A to Zee. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Anxious for his parents to wake up so he can climb in bed for a snuggle, Zee tries to serve them breakfast in bed. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Michel records his life in only perfunctory detail but still shows how strong the will to survive can be. (Sixteen pages of photographs)"
Personal testimony of a life of extremes, from Auschwitz horrors to American success. Read full book review >