Search Results: "Jude Bijou"


BOOK REVIEW

JUDE by Kate Morgenroth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Although Jude is the only character fully developed here, his generous nature and longing for a family will win readers' sympathy, as they grow increasingly outraged at the villainous acts of those around him. (Fiction. YA)"
Jude, a likable, well-meaning teenager, endures multiple betrayals in this absorbing thriller. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"Trotta would do well to read it, too. (Author tour)"
A superficial treatment of the patron saint of hopeless causes. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"With Bijou's engaging tone, readers will learn how to listen to their intuition to successfully navigate through the life they're meant to have."
Marriage and family therapist Bijou demonstrates how to turn fear, anger and sadness into peace, love and joy. Read full book review >

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BIJOU ROY by Ronica Dhar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"On balance, this impressive debut novel will leave readers grateful for Dhar's thoughtful command of her material and eager to see her extend her range still further."
India's recent past and her Hindu family's own fragmented history complicate the new life sought in America by this dramatic first novel's eponymous protagonist. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR BIJOU by Josh Farrar
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A solid, timely effort. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Surviving middle school and puberty is an age-old challenge that video cameras and YouTube have only complicated, as vividly demonstrated in this enjoyable, seriocomic tale of new love, culture clash, adolescent social stratification and friendship. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1998

"Brief biographical information on the artist accompanies an elegant reproduction of his work, The Rehearsal on Stage, where readers are urged to hunt for alleged evidence of the kittens' joyful rampage across the artist's page. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A desperate, pregnant mother cat seeks shelter in a Parisian theater, just in time to provide a home for her kittens. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF JUDE by Kimberley Heuston
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"The message that severe mental illness can be cured, or at least controlled, by faith is at best debatable. (Fiction. YA)"
After her mother wins a scholarship to study in Czechoslovakia in 1989, Jude's family moves to Prague for a year. Read full book review >

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THE LUCK OF JUDE by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2011

"Purposeful but not preachy. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Violence paradoxically begets friendship in Larsen's simply told chapter-book debut. Read full book review >

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PEACE ON EARTH by Bijou Le Tord
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A thoughtful, beautifully produced collection. (Nonfiction. 2+)"
More than 50 brief prayers from many sources and cultures, both traditional material and poems by individuals. Read full book review >

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A BLUE BUTTERFLY by Bijou Le Tord
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Le Tord's volume will be useful to young readers mainly as adjunct to viewing Monet's work in a book or museum; only then will readers appreciate Le Tord and Monet's painting challenge. (Picture book. 8+)"
Le Tord (Peace on Earth, 1992, etc.) tries to recreate the mood of the French painter's work and is only partially successfulher pastels capture the airy impressionism of Monet's flowers and water gardens but cannot so skillfully abstract objects into color and light using a minimum number of brush strokes. Read full book review >

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SIVU’S SIX WISHES by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"His lack of self-understanding adds another thought-provoking element to a tale identified (by the author, at least—others have different ideas) as Taoist. (afterword) (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Daly gives her version of the oft-retold "Stonecutter" a contemporary setting—dressing small figures in modern clothes and placing them as often as not against urban backdrops. Read full book review >

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FAIR, BROWN AND TREMBLING by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2000

"An interesting, although somewhat cold and flat retelling of the familiar story, this tale will perhaps be of more interest to students comparing versions of archetypal fairy tales than to the children for whom it is intended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another version of the Cinderella story, this one based on a traditional Irish folktale. Read full book review >