Search Results: "Joelle Jolivet"


BOOK REVIEW

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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ALMOST EVERYTHING by Joelle Jolivet
by Joelle Jolivet, illustrated by Joelle 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 >

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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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THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"Though genre elements are in place, this page-turner earns an A for freshness. (Dystopian adventure. 12 & up)"
There are no grades in this dystopian future—only survival. Read full book review >

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SKATING ON THE EDGE by Joelle Charbonneau
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Rebecca's amusing third continues to flesh out its continuing characters while providing an eccentric bunch of murder suspects."
A skating rink owner is involved in yet another murder. Read full book review >

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A FUN FOOD FRIENDS ADVENTURES by Angela Joelle
Released: Feb. 9, 2017

"Offers entertainment and will likely whet appetites for s'mores, but lacks clarity."
In this debut illustrated children's book, a bad French fry causes trouble in a land of fun, delicious food. Read full book review >

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INDEPENDENT STUDY by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Though this novel feels at times a bit too much like an extended setup for the final installment, shocking last-minute revelations about a potential rebellion against the government will leave many readers eagerly anticipating the series conclusion. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
Having survived the gladiatorial university entrance exam in The Testing (2013), Cia and her childhood friends begin studying to become leading rebuilders of their post-apocalyptic society. 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 >

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NEED by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A frothy mystery that trips over its desire for social relevance. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A mysterious social network sows discontent. Read full book review >

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GRADUATION DAY by Joelle Charbonneau
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2014

"Conspiracies, counterconspiracies, lies and double crosses: It's quite a ride. (Dystopian thriller. 12 & up)"
After discovering in Independent Study (2014) that the rebellion is secretly controlled by the administration it purports to act against, Cia must choose whom to trust. Read full book review >

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DIVIDING EDEN by Joelle Charbonneau
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"Predictable and offering too little adventure, save for the twist that will propel the sequel. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
After assassins kill the king and his heir, the remaining royal twins compete to earn the throne. Read full book review >