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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JAMESES by R.W.B. Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1991

"An astute family portrait, rendered in Jamesian style—by turns indirect, ironic, psychologically penetrating, and moving. (Thirty-two pages of photographs—not seen.)"
William James wrote that brother Henry was really ``a member of James family, and has no other country.'' The meaning of that remark becomes abundantly clear in this weighty group biography, which probes how the master novelist, the pioneering psychologist- philosopher, and their siblings were shaped by the formidable legacy of their ancestors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"An old way of thinking about the ownership of art and ideas smartly revived."
A MacArthur Fellow constructs an elegant argument opposing the modern drive to privatize our common cultural heritage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WESTMORELAND by Lewis Sorley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2011

"The general's defenders will have their hands full answering Sorley's blistering indictment."
A military historian's harsh take on the career of the general most associated with America's most controversial war. Read full book review >