Search Results: "Marie Geissler"


BOOK REVIEW

SHOOSH by Florian F.  Weyh
by Florian F. Weyh, illustrated by Marie Geissler, developed by Ridili
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 2011

"Anton's adventure in aural admonition isn't too pleasurable; by the time he gets to make a real racket, the story's already become a jumbled, uncomfortable slog. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Rough illustrations, a not-quite-there translation and characters who come across as remarkably troubled for a children's app make this story seem like a good argument for keeping quiet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARGYLE FOX by Marie Letourneau
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Argyle ably demonstrates that if you build it yourself, you and your friends will have a great time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Outdoor playtime can be a challenge, but not for a clever and artistic fox. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN-DROP AND PEEK-A-BOO by Sheryl Marie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2010

"A personalized picture book best suited for those who really love rabbits."
Sing-song rhymes accompany charming colorful illustrations in this lively twist on a pet adoption book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINNER'S CRIME by Marie Rutkoski
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 3, 2015

"Enthralling, agonizing and incandescent. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The middle entry in a fantasy trilogy brings new players to the game while exponentially raising the stakes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"Graceful. Searing. Haunting. (Verse fiction. 12-17)"
Trying to escape their broken worlds, two teens fall in love with devastating results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT I MEANT... by Marie Lamba
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 24, 2007

"Realistic and well-paced. (Fiction. YA)"
Since Sang's bossy aunt from India moved in with Sang's family, it seems like she can't do anything right; this is new for the 15-year-old girl, who's used to perfect grades and praise for exemplary behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEGEND by Marie Lu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"This is no didactic near-future warning of present evils, but a cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
A gripping thriller in dystopic future Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THE CELESTIAL GLOBE by Marie Rutkoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"A true original. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
There's some serious swashbuckling underway in this follow-up to the high-spirited The Cabinet of Wonders (2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOME FRIEND by Marie Bradby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A sensitive, realistic portrayal told in first person of a girl's tough lesson about the meaning of friendship. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Finding a friend can be hard when there are few kids in your neighborhood, but being a friend can be even harder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVERMORE by Marie Redonnet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This beguiling roman noir is here and there reminiscent of Orson Welles's moody film Touch of Evil; on balance, though, it's another dazzling example of Redonnet's remarkable talent for finding the universal in the unrelentingly bizarre."
Nevermore ($32.00; paper $12.00; Sept. 1996; 132 pp.; 0-8032- 3912-2; paper 0-8032-8959-6): The fifth novel we've seen thus far from a newly emergent French writer (Candy Story, 1995, etc.) whose hauntingly detailed dreamscapes resemble the enigmatic fictional territories of Kafka and Beckett. Read full book review >