Search Results: "Lucie Papineau"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Lucie Papineau
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A strong, unusual addition to the biography shelf. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Cyprien-Noé Cyr was born to a poor farming family in a small Quebec village that had no idea one of their own would one day attain worldwide fame. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS EVE MAGIC by Lucie Papineau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This simplified interpretation of the Dickensian tale may help children understand the plot structure before seeing a performance of the play, but otherwise there's little magic here. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Barton is an unhappy porcine version of Scrooge in this story that parallels the plot of A Christmas Carol, but on a simpler level and with an all-animal cast. Read full book review >

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LULU’S PAJAMAS by Lucie Papineau
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A charmer. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lulu, a very young mouse, has the best mama and papa in the world and a pet ladybug named Lili-poo. Read full book review >

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KEEP YOU CLOSE by Lucie Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A first-rate psychological thriller about the decisions we make that forever define us."
A woman retraces an estranged friend's last days following her seemingly accidental death. Read full book review >

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AUSCHWITZ by Lucie Adelsberger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1995

"It is a notable addition to the list of testimonies available in English about that darkest period of human history. (illustrations, not seen)"
A taut, terse Holocaust narrative that is all the more powerful for its ironic reserve. Read full book review >

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OUTWITTING THE GESTAPO by Lucie Aubrac
NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 1993

"A breathtaking account that feeds the soul as much as it satisfies the appetite for vicarious danger. (Seven b&w photographs—not seen)"
A suspenseful rendering of Aubrac's experiences as a French Resistance fighter during WW II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEP IN THE FOREST by Josef Antòn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A pleaser for younger lovers of animals and visual puzzles alike. (visual index) (Board book. 2-5)"
In a series of forest scenes, dozens of animals hiding within foliage, in treetops, underwater, and belowground challenge sharp-eyed viewers to pick them out. Read full book review >

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LOCALLY LAID by Lucie B. Amundsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"Don't let Amundsen's self-deprecating humor fool you into taking this book lightly. In between capers, she makes a nuanced plea to respect local farms and the animals that populate them."
One family's attempt to get out of the rat race and into the poultry race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APPLES AND ROBINS by Lucie Felix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"This very simple seasonal turn invites viewers to look afresh at shapes and colors and changes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this cozy import, inventively placed cutouts on alternate pages turn geometric abstractions into apples, birds, a birdhouse, and other outdoorsy sights. Read full book review >

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GIVE AND TAKE by Lucie Félix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Simple exercises to enhance fine-motor development and build shape recognition. (Novelty board book. 1-3)"
Placing big, die-cut geometric shapes into appropriately shaped niches reinforces several simple concepts in this minimalist import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"As a critical text, Women and Art falls victim to old-style celebratory feminism, lauding without judgment or incisive, original thought."
A thematic overview of women's art that lumps disparate work together in gross categories based on archetype, stereotype, theme, and body part. Read full book review >