Search Results: "Louise Dupont"


BOOK REVIEW

HIDDEN TREASURES by Louise Dupont
Released: April 5, 2012

"May offer some solace to parents who suffer the pain of a child's suicide."
A grieving mother discovers healing and light in the darkness. Read full book review >

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The Crackerjacks by Mike Dupont
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A noteworthy, delightful tale of a deceptively complicated plan unraveling."
In Dupont's debut thriller, miners want to hold onto gold they discover, but when others want a cut, it leads to kidnapping and death. Read full book review >

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A SMALL SURPRISE by Louise Yates
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"Small children who feel they aren't big enough to do anything will appreciate the message, while their adults might be inspired to look for the hidden talents. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Small children may not be able to walk far, wipe their noses or tie their own shoes, but they have their own special talents. Read full book review >

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SPORT by Louise Fitzhugh
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 30, 1979

"And—where the characters in the first book were memorable, larger-than-life caricatures—Sport's mother here is merely a predictable and uninteresting stereotype; Kate is too perfect an answer to the Rocques' prayers; and Sport's three friends—one Jewish, one black, and one Hispanic—seem an unrealistic vestige of naive Sixties didacticism."
You'll remember Harriet the Spy's friend Sport Rocque as the eleven-year-old who keeps house and account books for his impractical writer father. Read full book review >

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NOBODY'S FAMILY IS GOING TO CHANGE by Louise Fitzhugh
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1974

"All in all, this is more like a muted manifesto than anything else, but Fitzhugh's approach to family dynamics is certainly child centered, and Emma's observant sketches of her parents' and her peers' behavior, along with her own abrasive contributions to the agitation, provide some flashes of life and recognition."
If Paula Fox as a white author was criticized for writing of black experience in The Slave Dancer, even though her hero was white, Fitzhugh makes herself even more vulnerable by telling a black family's story from the viewpoints of the two children—Emma (short for Emancipation), about eleven, and Willie, seven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOG LOVES DRAWING by Louise Yates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Dog makes it easy to share his passions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Crockett Johnson's Harold and Purple Crayon (1955) is a fruitful progenitor, and this descendent gleefully incorporates three distinct visual styles. Read full book review >

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DOG LOVES BOOKS by Louise Yates
ANIMALS
Released: July 27, 2010

"This is the true, exact depth of purpose any avid reader, even the doggy ones, wishes—sharing the joy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yates uses words and illustration sparingly to set the pace for this jaunty tale book lovers will lap right up. Read full book review >

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HARRIET THE SPY by Louise Fitzhugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1964

"Whether some adults will find this morally unregenerative, still it's a thoroughly realistic story with lost of very funny scenes and commentaries, and it features one of the hardest to handle, easiest to like heroines in a long time. Illustrations by the author not seen."
Harriet is an 11-year-old snub-nosed gamin with an elephant child curiosity and, let's face it, a noticing eye that runs to nastiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SQUIRREL ME TIMBERS by Louise Pigott
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Arrr…frolicsome imagery cannot save this landlubber rodent from sinking beneath his book's awkward text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A scrappy, scurvy squirrel finds his heart's desire. Read full book review >

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PHILIPPE THE BLACK SHEEP by Jean Dupont
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"A feast of food, heart's desire, and rising to the occasion with brio and dash. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A salt marsh lamb living in the shadow of Mont Saint-Michel rebels against his destiny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The tender sensibilities of modern adults may be offended by the justice brought to bear on sadistic Miss Goggins, but young readers will relish her 'reward.' (Short stories. 6-9)"
The late Copp (deceased in 1999) recorded a series of nine children's records. Read full book review >

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IN TODD WE TRUST by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Instead of satire, readers get a zany adventure, which would be perfectly satisfactory—if it were zany enough. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This sequel to By the Grace of Todd (2014) sees the return of the title character and his acolytes.Read full book review >