Search Results: "Luc Melanson"


BOOK REVIEW

MY GREAT BIG MAMMA by Olivier Ka
by Olivier Ka, illustrated by Luc Melanson, translated by Helen Mixter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"One quick disparagement of thinness is less than ideal but doesn't spoil Ka's welcome new celebration of being 'perfect just the way you are.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A soft, cozy portrait of a soft, cozy mamma whose little boy loves her fatness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REDHEADED ROBBIE’S CHRISTMAS STORY by Bill Luttrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Too much lesson, perhaps, but a 'flurry Flickmas to all' anyway. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Redheaded Robbie is a shy but well-liked second-grader who gets so tongue-tied in front of the class that he speaks in nonsense phrases, reproduced in the text in a loopy cursive type font. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK OF BIG BROTHERS by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"This flaw is a small one, however, given the unusual and touching nature of the whole. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Growing up with two older brothers is never boring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINK by Nan Gregory
by Nan Gregory, illustrated by Luc Melanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Tender, melancholy and warm. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Language and colors glow together as a young girl yearns to fill her life with pink. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSARIO'S FIG TREE by Charis Wahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2016

"A child's wonder at the care it takes to make things grow and the joys of fresh figs make an engaging story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Old Rosario is a magician, though not the kind that pulls rabbits out of hats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN ON THE MOON by Martine Audet
Kirkus Star
by Martine Audet, illustrated by Luc Melanson, translated by Sarah Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"No classroom clichés here. Rather, creativity and inspired teaching in full bloom. (Picture book. 4-7) "
Daydreams on the first day of school lead to a happy ending thanks to a refreshingly responsive teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FACTORY OF FACTS by Luc Sante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 1998

"Beyond its Belgian grayness and fascinating specificity, Sante's shrewd and lyrical treatise on the past speaks to us all."
The elegance, originality, and humor of Sante's new book provide a deeply satisfying reading experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OOPS! by Jean-Luc Fromental
by Jean-Luc Fromental, illustrated by Joëlle Jolivet, translated by Thomas Connors
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"Fun for anyone willing to surrender to the looniness. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A mad dash through Paris to catch a plane involves a family in the most improbable adventures ever imagined. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

"As an inspirational story for adoptees, particularly American Indians, seeking to uncover their past, however, it has many merits."
A slender memoir of a Native American adoptee's search for her true family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOW LIFE by Luc Sante
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"And for hapless New Yorkers who find themselves worn down by the present-day chaos of their city, Sante provides a strangely heartening reminder that nothing much has changed. (Nicely illustrated with rare photographs of the period- -some seen.)"
A guided tour through Manhattan's demimonde of the last century, conducted with exquisite relish by East Village journalist Sante (Esquire, The Village Voice, etc.), who speaks with all the authority of an eyewitness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OTHER PARIS by Luc Sante
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Taking Paris to the desperate years after World War II, Sante sees continuance of the 'historical regurgitation, when all the ghosts came out maybe for a last dance.' All who love Paris will love this book."
Sante (Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard, 1905-1930, 2009, etc.) explores how the neighborhoods of Paris have defined the city and perhaps created the true Parisian.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW ECOLOGICAL ORDER by Luc Ferry
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

Should animals have specific legal rights? Read full book review >