Search Results: "Laure Fournier"


BOOK REVIEW

WAKE UP, CITY! by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A different view of a city (and of getting to school) than is usually presented, this is sure to be a hit, in rural and urban areas alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a young girl and her father journey to an easily guessed destination, the sun rises and the city starts it day. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST PRAYERS by Jeremy Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A list of acknowledgements gives some greater specificity to the prayers' origins. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
Fifteen short prayers for younger children appear in this collection, accompanied by illustrations of children from many different cultures and ethnic groups. Read full book review >

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THE MERCHANT AND THE THIEF by Ravi Zacharias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Uri Shulevitz's Caldecott-winning The Treasure presents a more winning take on the original theme, but Christian educators may find a use for this repurposed version. (no source note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
A canny merchant outwits a would-be thief trying to steal his jewels, then with help from the Bible gives him a greater treasure. Read full book review >

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GRANDPARENTS! by Anne-Laure Fournier le Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Particularly useful for clueless elders and for children who are a little hazy on family ties beyond those of sibs and parents; this makes an upbeat alternative to such thematic cousins as Shelly Rotner's Lots of Grandparents (2001), or Margaret Wild's Our Granny (1994). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Children and grandparents both get input about their proper respective roles in this small French import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRIEVING WITH GRACE by Jeanne Fournier
Released: Jan. 17, 2013

"An inspiring tale of a mother's perseverance and acceptance of her son's terminal illness."
In this heartfelt memoir, Fournier (Two from Egypt, 1987) details the tragic deterioration of her son, John, who contracted HIV in the 1980s. Read full book review >

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THIS RAGING LIGHT by Estelle Laure
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 22, 2015

"A heartbreakingly hopeful, lyrically told exploration of the abandoned children-selfish parents trope. (Fiction. 12-18)"
When a teen is left on her own to care for herself and her sister, the most inconvenient thing possible happens: she falls in love. Read full book review >

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THE GRACES by Laure Eve
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Powerful. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl becomes obsessed with a family of reputed witches in this British author's North American debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016

"Good advice backed by research coupled with personal reflections by a father on how to let children grow up to be individuals rather than miniature versions of their parents."
A man opens up about his shortcomings as a father. Read full book review >

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BUT THEN I CAME BACK by Estelle Laure
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Rendered with insight and compassion, Eden's struggles to make peace with the human condition add up to a riveting coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Nursing a seriously bruised ego, out of sync with friends and family, Eden slipped, hit her head, and plunged into the icy river; in the coma that follows, she's approached by a strange girl whose urgent message she's unable to hear. Read full book review >

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CHAMPAGNE BABY by Laure Dugas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A Frenchwoman entertainingly reflects on what she learned about herself, her family's wine business, and wines in general while living in the U.S."
How one Frenchwoman's stint in New York City helped her find her roots. Read full book review >