Search Results: "Joëlle Jolivet"


BOOK REVIEW

RESTORING HARMONY by Joëlle Anthony
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Highly readable; very well done indeed. (Science fiction. YA)"
Suspense dominates this absorbing and believable near-future dystopic novel about a girl sent to rescue her grandparents from the United States ten years after "the Collapse." Read full book review >

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A MONTH OF MONDAYS by Joëlle Anthony
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid story that explores themes of family, abandonment, and belonging. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Grade-seven student Suze Tamaki decides whether or not to reconnect with her 10-years-absent mother. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOWS OF GHADAMES by Joëlle Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

A Muslim child poised on the threshold of adulthood comes to understand that her world is less constrained than she supposes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIGHT AND THE REAL by Joëlle Anthony
Released: April 26, 2012

"A thought-provoking but flawed look into cults and homelessness. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The daughter of a well-to-do recovering alcoholic becomes homeless after her father joins a cult. Read full book review >

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PANORAMA by Fani Marceau
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Watch for children stretching out the whole across a floor, and eagerly turning it over to see the dreams in the world at night. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A sparely beautiful tour of the world. Read full book review >

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IN THIS BOOK ARE THINGS IN THINGS by Fani Marceau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Minus variance in prepositions, relationship among pages or discernible story arc (except for a conclusion), this feels more like a museum stroll than a coherent picture book—stimulating but not wholly satisfying. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The French duo that collaborated on the foldout book Panorama (2009) returns with another visually exciting collection of images, this time bound traditionally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALMOST EVERYTHING by Joëlle Jolivet
by Joëlle Jolivet, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet, translated by Alexis Siegel, adapted by Alexis Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

This outsized companion to Zoo-ology (2003) follows the same format, presenting hundreds of thick-lined, accurately drawn figures, buildings and objects neatly packed together on a series of poster-like topical spreads. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

THE GIRL WHO OWNED A CITY by O. T. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Whether she merits it is a matter for discussion—but though this doesn't equal Jennifer Armstrong and Nancy Butcher's Fire-us series (not to mention Lord of the Flies) for credibility, the premise is a proven one for young audiences. (Graphic science fiction. 10-13)"
Just as ideologically unsettling—and patchwork—as ever, Nelson's 1975 post-apocalyptic tale gets a noir graphic adaptation. Read full book review >