Search Results: "Lewis Trondheim"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nothing says 'Christmas' like monsters. (Graphic novel. 6-8)"
A pre-Christmas ski trip slaloms into a series of wild escapades in this import from a prolific French graphic novelist. Read full book review >

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MONSTER TURKEY by Lewis Trondheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The tiny-type narrative text is hard to make out, but fans of Trondheim's previous graphic tales will be used to his format. (Graphic fiction. 6-8)"
Thanks to a flow of toxic waste that turns farm animals into monsters, a family's rural vacation takes several exciting, if wildly arbitrary turns. Read full book review >

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A.L.I.E.E.E.N. by Lewis Trondheim
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Not for the younger set, but an accomplished offbeat selection worth considering. (Graphic novel. 12-14)"
Designed to look like a weatherworn comic found in the woods, this outrageously imaginative graphic novel touts itself as the "first extraterrestrial comic book on earth." Read full book review >

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TINY TYRANT by Lewis Trondheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Calvin and Hobbes fans will be particularly delighted. (Graphic fiction. 9-11)"
Taking child spoilage to a whole new level, six-year-old King Ethelbert performs some world-class acting out in these 12 graphic-format misadventures. Read full book review >

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POPPIES OF IRAQ by Brigitte Findakly
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Small in size but large in impact, this intimate memoir is a highly relevant and compassionate story of family, community, prejudice, and the struggle to love when the forces of the world push groups apart. (timeline) (Graphic memoir. 10-adult)"
From the daughter of a French mother and Iraqi father comes a touching memoir of childhood in Iraq. Read full book review >

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BOURBON ISLAND 1730 by Appollo
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Discursive endnotes act as helpful historical anchors to connect the reader to this time. (Graphic fiction. 16 & up; adult)"
A quiet yet still somewhat swashbuckling tale of 18th-century piracy and colonial tension on a small French Island. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE by E.B. Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"The musical score is included. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The well-known African-American spiritual serves as the text for this evocative interpretation, looking at one boy's cheerful personality as a shining light in his own neighborhood. Read full book review >

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A TASTE FOR RED by Lewis Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2009

"Buffy for tweens, without the charm. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
There isn't much for blood-sucking fans between Bunnicula and Bella—can Svetlana (née Stephanie) Grimm fill the gap? Read full book review >

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THE KILLING SEA by Richard Lewis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Despite the emotional heaviness of this fictional story, Lewis tempers the tsunami's horror with Ruslan and Sarah's durable sense of hope and their new, but strongly forged friendship, which by the end borders on romance. (author's note, maps) (Fiction. YA)"
Drawing on experience as a volunteer relief worker in Indonesia and interviews with survivors, Lewis applies two human faces to the devastating 2005 tsunami. Read full book review >

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SURPRISED BY JOY by C.S. Lewis
Released: Feb. 2, 1955

"A well- mannered journey of interest to the followers of his religious titles, the readers of his Screwtape Letters, while those who have followed his children's books will find the impetus for those stories here."
The story of an intellectual questing reveals the opening doors, the tools of thought and the widening vision that led to the author's accepting Christianity. Read full book review >

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HOME GAME by Michael Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"Brief, clever and frank—a good gift for Father's Day."
Lewis (The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, 2006, etc.) updates and expands his Slate series on the business of parenting. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"Despite a somewhat helpful glossary, lay readers would be better served by a generously illustrated textbook."
Biologist Wolpert (Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief, 2007, etc.) attempts to explain cells—the basic structural and functional units of all forms of life—to general readers. Read full book review >