Search Results: "Jean-Pierre Siméon"


BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS A POEM THAT HEALS FISH by Jean-Pierre Siméon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"An enchantingly abstract invitation to ponder poetry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A small boy explores what a poem is and discovers "a poem is when words beat their wings." Read full book review >

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PIERRE TOUSSAINT by Arthur Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"An engaging picture of a life that was, in itself, a miracle."
The rags-to-respect story of a Haitian-born slave whose emigration to NYC unfolded a lifetime of good works in the name of faith that now prompt proposals to make him the first black American Catholic saint. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSIEUR PIERRE by Anne Dana
written and illustrated by Anne Dana
Released: Feb. 18, 2017

"This story provides a charming, warm introduction to Paris for kids, ending on a happy note."
In this debut illustrated children's book for ages 3 to 5, a French octopus gets lonely and leaves his native fountain to explore Paris and beyond. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PIERRE by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A hoot, fuh shore, for true. (long source note, glossary) (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
In this Cajun-inflected Tom Thumb tale, pint-sized Little Pierre saves his dimwitted brothers Big Pierre, Fat Pierre, Wise Pierre, and Foolish Pierre from a Swamp Ogre, and rescues Marie Louise, a rich man's daughter, in the bargain. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PIERRE IN LOVE by Sara Pennypacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An endearingly elegant pick for Valentine's Day, featuring well-matched art and text. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rodent Pierre—a wistful fisherman—is secretly in love with rabbit Catherine, an artistic ballet teacher whose studio he passes each morning. Read full book review >

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PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR by Susan Rayfield
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The book includes commentary from Renoir's son, filmmaker Jean Renoir, as well as recollections from the painter and his friends. (index) (Biography. 10-15)"
Readers learn in this pithy entry in the First Impressions series that one of today's most popular of the Impressionist painters was, in his lifetime, rejected from exhibitions and often struggled to make ends meet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WELL OF BEING by Jean-Pierre Weill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A beautifully crafted, uplifting meditation on the inner, personal dimensions of hope."
A self-styled "children's book for adults" about finding contentment in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIERRE PUVIS DE CHAVANNES by Aimée Brown Price
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"But in the spirit of everything old being new again, Puvis is garnering a second glance, most notably in an exhibition, curated by Price, at the Rijksmuseum Vincent Van Gogh in Amsterdam, to which this volume is a companion. (200 illustrations, 98 in color)"
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (182498) was for a long time the most celebrated painter of 19th-century France. Read full book review >

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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 >

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PETIT JEAN by William B. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"The intense regional focus means the book will appeal mainly to visitors to the area and teachers of Arkansas history. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 7-11)"
A young Frenchwoman masquerades as a boy in order to accompany her fiance to the New World in 1732. Read full book review >