Search Results: "Joann Sfar"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBI’S CAT by Joann Sfar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"An unexpectedly haunting work from a major talent."
An Algerian rabbi's cat gains the power of speech, giving it all the greater ability for mischief. Read full book review >

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LITTLE VAMPIRE by Joann Sfar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Libraries that bought the first two chapters (which were issued by a different publisher) will need this as a value-added replacement. (Graphic novel. 9-11)"
Three episodes—two of which were originally published in English separately in 2003—feature the diminutive, grey-skinned bloodsucker, his human friend Michael and a haunted-houseful of spectacularly lurid ghouls and creepies. Read full book review >

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SARDINE IN OUTER SPACE by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

Taking a seat in first class aboard the graphic-novels-for-preteens train, this import features a carrot-topped lass who travels the starways with her piratical uncle Yellow Shoulders, foiling the plots of Supermuscleman, nefarious Chief Executive Dictator of the Universe. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE PRINCE GRAPHIC NOVEL by Joann Sfar
adapted by Joann Sfar, illustrated by Joann Sfar, translated by Sarah Ardizzone
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A rare miss from an otherwise adept and engaging artist; opt for the original and an evening under the stars. (Graphic classic. 8 & up)"
A prolific comic-book artist tackles the beloved standard of French children's literature in graphic form with middling results. Read full book review >

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SARDINE IN OUTER SPACE 2 by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

Young space pirate Sardine checks in for a dozen more mini-adventures, in most of which she, her sidekick Little Louie and hulking captain Yellow Shoulder get the better of evil Supermuscleman and his rubbery orange minion Doc Krok. Read full book review >

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LITTLE VAMPIRE DOES KUNG FU! by Joann Sfar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Illustrated in crowded cartoon panels, the newest episode in this freewheeling graphic mini-novel offers plenty of gags (in more than one sense of the word), but will be incomprehensible to readers unfamiliar with the first chapter. (Picture book. 9-11)"
The spotlight shifts to Little Vampire's new human friend Michael in this mistitled sequel to Little Vampire Goes to School (p. 810). Read full book review >

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LITTLE VAMPIRE GOES TO SCHOOL by Joann Sfar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Still got her foot if ya want'—will keep preteen comic-book fans amused. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Designed and illustrated in graphic-novel style, this tongue-in-cheek import features a great array of skeletal ghosts, leering boggles, misshapen monsters—and one young, egg-shaped vampire in search of a friend. Read full book review >

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THE RABBI’S CAT 2 by Joann Sfar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Ranks up there with the most provocative graphic narratives for adults."
The sequel to Sfar's graphic novel about a talking cat. Read full book review >

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SARDINE IN OUTER SPACE 3 by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

Doughty young Sardine and her cohorts continue to vanquish hilariously dopey Supermuscleman, mad scientist Doc Krok and other villains in nine more or less independent new adventures that range from helping out a crowd of cartoon characters angrily protesting because they're so lamely drawn ("Hey! Read full book review >

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THE PROFESSOR’S DAUGHTER by Joann Sfar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"No glorified comic book, this graphic novel aspires to fine art."
Mummies and fathers complicate a love story that spans centuries in this gorgeously illustrated fable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEOPATRA THE GREAT by Joann Fletcher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"A perfect complement to Stacey Schiff's excellent Cleopatra: A Life (2010). Readers interested in Cleopatra and her world are advised to read both."
Egyptologist Fletcher (The Search for Nefertiti, 2004) takes on the legendary Egyptian queen. Read full book review >