Search Results: "Marc Boutavant"


BOOK REVIEW

BARKUS by Patricia MacLachlan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Nicky, Barkus, and Baby the kitten will appeal to fans of the Henry and Mudge series as well as to the younger picture-book audience. (Early reader. 4-7)"
A child grows to love a new canine companion in this initial offering in a new series of early chapter books by Newbery Medalist MacLachlan. Read full book review >

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THE DAY NO ONE WAS ANGRY by Toon Tellegen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Pleasantly lacking moral-mongering, this fresh collection will appeal to parents and children who enjoy sharing stories as springboards to discussion and speculation. (table of contents—in the backmatter) (Short stories. 6-9)"
Dutch writer Tellegen explores the psychology of anger in 12 vignettes featuring a society of animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARIOL by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Definitely on the Wimpy Kid bandwagon, but less vicious with the satire and therefore all the more welcome. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
Scenes from the life of a middle-grade Everydonkey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"This is an interesting but not quite satisfying addition to the Adventures in Art series and is also less suitable for the younger readers for whom it is intended. (Biography. 12+)"
Marc Chagall is a difficult subject for a biography, especially one for children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARC CHAGALL by Brigitta Höpler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The book's creative design makes this highly appropriate for use in art-appreciation lessons at the elementary level. (Biography. 8-11)"
Playfully arranged multicolored text complements the artwork in this short but enticing introduction to Chagall's work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Entertainment and education in a pleasing package. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A smartly designed lift-the-flap book reveals surprises in the animal kingdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR JUST ONE DAY by Laura Leuck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

A group of kids painting pictures in what seems to be a school setting launches a series of playful day-dreams as they imagine what creature they might like to be "for just one day." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THUNDER HORSE by Emmanuel Guibert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"A sitcom series between paper covers, offering familiar situations, occasional chuckles and a (not entirely) clueless young protagonist. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
More mild mischief from a bookish donkey and his porcine best bud. Read full book review >

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LULU ATLANTIS AND THE QUEST FOR TRUE BLUE LOVE by Patricia Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"With descriptive sentences and a penchant for eclectic storytelling, this is an author to watch. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Life is positively vexing for Lulu Atlantis at this particular moment in time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARC CHAGALL by Jonathan Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2007

"At times too brief, but written with clarity and compassion: a portrait Chagall would have enjoyed."
A brisk and very sympathetic biography of the celebrated painter by fiction-writer Wilson (An Ambulance Is on the Way, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"A strong, fascinating portrait of a nation undergoing an astonishing transformation."
Riboud, a superb documentary photographer, has traveled repeatedly in China over the past 40 years. Read full book review >