Search Results: "Jean-Luc Fromental"


BOOK REVIEW

365 PENGUINS by Jean-Luc Fromental
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A comic episode equally suited to sharing with one child or a lunchroom full of children. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Though not quite the elephant-folio size of Almost Everything (2005) and Zoo-ology (2003), this new Jolivet still probably won't fit into most oversize sections—but it should be just as popular with children. Read full book review >

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OOPS! by Jean-Luc Fromental
by Jean-Luc Fromental, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet, translated by Thomas Connors
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Fun for anyone willing to surrender to the looniness. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A mad dash through Paris to catch a plane involves a family in the most improbable adventures ever imagined. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Inspiring and provocative. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Told largely through the voice of 34-year old Manhattan restaurateur Freilicher, this volume is a memoir of frustrating infertility, courageous endurance, strong family alliances, and the extraordinary birth of a baby boy. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 26, 1986

"All told, a welcome and important addition to the Rhys canon."
What may be the comprehensive Rhys short-story collection: a republication of the stories included in The Left Bank (1927); Tigers are Better-Looking (1969), and Sleep it Off, Lady (1976) as well as three stories that have not been previously issued in book form. Read full book review >

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JEAN RHYS by Carole Angier
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1991

"Perhaps Angier's exhaustive but unsorted research will be of value to some future biographer who will do justice to Rhys, a fine writer."
This detailed study of the author of Quartet and Wide Sargasso Sea seems not so much a biography as a collection of annotated note cards and unedited lecture notes. Read full book review >

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A GOOFY GUIDE TO PENGUINS by Jean-Luc Coudray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"From the creator of the Benjamin Bear books, absurdist humor carries across species. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Silly untruths about penguins unfold in comic-book style. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON BRITTANY SHORES by Jean-Luc Bannalec
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Like his debut (Death in Brittany, 2015), the hero's second adventure is judicious in parceling out attention to character, setting, and, most of all, plot."
A triple murder opens a new world to Commissaire Georges Dupin of the Concarneau police. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1997

"Although The Rear View often risks glib showiness, its celebration of the derriäre is generally witty, amusing, and literate. (16 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Hennig, a freelance journalist, offers diverse cultural, historical, artistic, and literary perspectives on human hindquarters. Read full book review >

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PRACTICAL JEAN by Trevor Cole
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A shudder-inducing satire that meditates more on the dysfunctions of the living than on the tragedies of the dead."
A mourning suburban daughter takes out her grief via murder. Read full book review >

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GLORIA JEAN by Scott and Jan MacGillivray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"A must read for film buffs, and will hopefully stimulate further discussion of Gloria Jean's work."
The first full-length biography of a gifted film and singing star of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 1994

"But it does reveal a complete and satisfying picture of a complex age of transition for Western Europe."
Duchàne, Monnet's aide and a correspondent for The Economist, here sets out to chart the remarkable, if somewhat obscure, life of the architect of the European Community and also—a lesser-known fact—of America's wartime munitions effort. Read full book review >