Search Results: "Jean-Benoît Nadeau"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Exceptionally told, a celebration of the lasting influence of la française."
A linguistic quest that charts the development, spread and future of the French language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF SPANISH by Jean-Benoît Nadeau
Released: May 7, 2013

"A useful overview, strong on sociolinguistics, though historical linguists and philologists will find plenty to gainsay."
Pop history of the evolution of the Spanish language and its spread through conquest, commerce and culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOOTH MOUSE by Susan Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"With a nod to classic titles of years past, this provides a fresh, modern take on an itty-bitty heroine's achievement of her seemingly impossible goal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this beautifully executed title with a fairy-tale feel, an irrepressible mouseling named Sophie is determined to prove she should become the next Tooth Mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOUT GRANDMAS by Roni Schotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Pickiness aside, this is a clever, buoyant look at many children's favorite relative. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bouncy rhyme delivers a warm, light-hearted look at all kinds of grandmothers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A smart, fun and inspirational read that will change the way you look at marketing."
A new approach to branding for the 21st century. Read full book review >

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THE MOON CAME DOWN ON MILK STREET by Jean Gralley
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A gentle, heartfelt tribute to those who work together in emergencies. (Picture book. 4-6)"
There's a touch of In the Night Kitchen to this dreamlike, comforting episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"In short: Get thee behind us, Milton Friedman—there's a new accountant in town, and he's counting megawatts and felled forests."
Of inputs, outputs, and invisible hands: a prolegomenon to a future economics that takes environmental costs fully into account. Read full book review >

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 >