Search Results: "Jean-Luc Fromental"


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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 Joelle 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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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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IN SEARCH OF GAUGUIN by Jean-Luc Coatalem
Released: June 15, 2005

"Moving and enlightening."
Tracing the world's most famous midlife crisis. Read full book review >

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BROADWAY CHICKEN by Jean-Luc Fromenthal
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"They just can't keep pace with the references in the animated, daring text. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A good-natured story about Charlie, a dancing chicken, who is discovered on Canal Street, New York City, by an agent with dollar signs in his eyes. Read full book review >

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THE NUTONS' KITCHEN OR HOW TO NURTURE A GNOME by Jean-Luc  Duvivier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"Readers will want to stay away from these gnomes—or whatever they are: They're full of tricks and broken promises. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A perplexing take on a Belgian legend takes too long to introduce itself then ends abruptly, as if by a magical trick of the forest. Read full book review >

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THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jean-Luc Istin
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Even the most die-hard zombie fans won't be appeased by this. (Graphic horror. 15 & up)"
George Romero's cult classic is reimagined with a modern-day spin. 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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DEATH IN BRITTANY by Jean-Luc Bannalec
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2015

"Dupin's debut, published first in Germany and then in Britain, holds the promise of more pleasant puzzlers from the scenic north of France."
Commissaire Georges Dupin scratches his head over the death of a 91-year-old Breton hotelier. Read full book review >