Search Results: "John Claude Bemis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCE WHO FELL FROM THE SKY by John Claude Bemis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Compelling animal fantasy grounded in ecological warnings. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A compassionate bear defies everything to save a boy from certain death in this original story blending creation myth with post-apocalyptic and animal-fantasy traditions. Read full book review >

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THE WOODEN PRINCE by John Claude Bemis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Young readers will find this reimagined adventure an exhilarating and insightful journey, fresh despite its familiar bones. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Pinocchio embarks on a journey to protect the magical island Abaton in Bemis' reimagining of this classic tale. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE CITY by John Claude Bemis
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"With a plot as intricate as the Machine at its center and a page-turning pace, this unique, ambitious American fantasy comes to a satisfying end that would please even John Henry. (Steampunk. 9-12)"
With The Clockwork Dark series drawing to a close, author Bemis has saved the best for last. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF TREE by John Claude Bemis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Aspects of various cultures are woven together, giving the narrative a unique yet grounded flavor. (Steampunk. 9-12)"
Bemis continues to mine rich elements of folklore and tall tales in the second installment of the Clockwork Dark series. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Bemis successfully manages the large cast and achieves a balance between the tenor of the historical period and the tall-tale tone of the story. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
What's a brother to do? Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO LIT THE STARS by Claude Clément
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The message seems a little insistent, especially after three books; still, this is the best so far, and the image is compellingly presented, especially in the illustrations. (Picture book. 5-9)"
From the author of The Painter and the Wild Swans (1986) and The Voice of the Wood (1989), a third fable about creativity and the imagination, less complex but equally dominated by symbols. Read full book review >

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PLEASE, MR. EINSTEIN by Jean-Claude Carrière
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A playful yet carefully engineered pop-physics excursion, with a host considerably livelier than most narrators on the Discovery Channel."
Einstein made (relatively) simple. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT WAITER by Alain Claude Sulzer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"For all the sexual intrigue, Erneste seems a bit like a Camus character in a Thomas Mann setting."
This short, evocative novel combines a romantic melodrama of homosexual love and betrayal with deeper meditations on the passage of time, the essence of truth, the deception of desire and the inevitability of death. Read full book review >

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ADELE IN SAND LAND by Claude Ponti
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"An unconscionably tardy return for the young imagineer of the incomparable Adele's Album (1988)—welcome back! (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A bucket, a small shovel, and an unfettered imagination are all it takes to transform a visit to a sandbox in a crowded public park into a brilliant adventure. Read full book review >

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Johnny's Ripple by Claude Limberger
Released: March 1, 2013

"A headlong adventure about a boy who can reshape reality at will."
A boy's amazing powers stand between Earth and total destruction. Read full book review >

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THE ASSASSIN IN THE MARAIS by Claude Izner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A sturdy marriage of frothy style and abundant period detail, from obligatory tidbits about Toulouse-Lautrec and the Moulin Rouge to surprising sidelights on little-known but interesting people and events, all bolstered by appended notes."
Murder strikes too close to home for French sleuth Victor Legris. Read full book review >