Search Results: "Julien Castanie"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA CLAUS by Anne-Gaelle  Balpe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2012

"So charmingly offbeat that readers who still believe should survive their initial disappointment. (iPad holiday app. 7-9)"
No sleigh, no reindeer, no elves, no North Pole, not even a beard. Santa's actually a construction worker named Fred. Read full book review >

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DOWN IN THE DUMPS by Julien Neel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A frothy, sugary early-adolescent offering. (Graphic fiction. 9-14)"
Spunky Lou is back with more drama, heartache and self-discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MÄKO by Julien Béziat
by Julien Béziat, illustrated by Julien Béziat, translated by Evan Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2013

"Art as the ultimate sustainer of life—food for thought, albeit puzzling. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A walrus' artistic prowess brings more than just visual rewards to his hungry neighbors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOWER OF HEAVEN by Julien P. Ayotte
Released: Nov. 29, 2012

"An intriguing if superficial thriller that spans the globe, from fictional Khatamori to Boston to picturesque midcentury Paris."
In Ayotte's debut novel, an American priest is the linchpin that links an affair in the City of Light to a murderous succession plot for the throne of an oil-rich Arab nation. Read full book review >

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SECRET DIARY by Julien Neel
by Julien Neel, illustrated by Julien Neel, translated by Carol Klio Burrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This lighthearted charmer will leave readers enchantées. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
A beguiling import introduces the irresistibly plucky 12-year-old Lou, a French cousin to Jimmy Gownley's Amelia McBride. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD by Maude  Julien
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"A startling testament of survival."
A disturbing, engrossing memoir of a bizarre, highly abusive childhood. Read full book review >