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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

When in 1923 the American writer Jean Toomer (1894-1967) published Cane, his famous lyric and experimental novel of black southern life, he received immediate recognition and acknowledgment for having produced an American literary masterpiece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEAN AND JOHNNY by Beverly Cleary
FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1959

"Hers is a revealing looking glass for the many readers who will instinctively identify themselves with Jean."
When fifteen-year-old Jean Jarrett transfers her affections from television idol Kip Ladish to an arrogant classmate, the whole kaleidoscope of adult relationships overwhelms her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEAN COCTEAU by Claude Arnaud
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Arnaud's biography provides a useful corrective and will inspire renewed interest in Cocteau's work."
The first substantial life of the French surrealist writer and artist to appear in English since 1970. Read full book review >