Search Results: "Marie Le Tourneau"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Though the lack of a closing recipe makes this not so magnifique as it might be, budding foodies will salivate, and the Gallic touches add a drôle flavor. (pronunciation guide) (Picture book. 7-9)"
A tale of culinary désastre narrowly averted. Read full book review >

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IS A WORRY WORRYING YOU? by Ferida Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

Mixing serious and silly examples, the authors define "worries" and suggest some coping strategies: "Suppose a monster moves in under your bed, and you're afraid if you go to sleep it will do something horrible, so you stay awake all night. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"In his energetic memoir, Rodgers, as was almost always the case with his songs, brings the funk."
One of the heaviest figures from an unjustly maligned musical era tells all, and tells it well. Read full book review >

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LE COLONIAL by Kien Nguyen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"An intriguing epic of ethical, moral, and spiritual conflicts from an emerging talent worth watching."
Eighteenth-century French Jesuits bring the gospel, and more, to the future kingdom of Viet Nam. Read full book review >

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LE PETIT GARÇON by Philippe Labro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Labro invests a familiar story of heroism with affection and even a sheen of nostalgia: a well-crafted novel that reads like a memoir."
A coming-of-age tale (nominated for the prestigious Prix Goncourt) that's set before and during the German occupation of France in WW II. Read full book review >

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LE CORBUSIER by Nicholas Fox Weber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2008

"The deeply felt tribute to Le Corbusier's work is enriched by Weber's engrossing, entertaining portrait of his complex personality."
Exhaustive biography of one of the most innovative and influential architects of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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LE DIVORCE by Diane Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

"A shrewd, carefully detailed portrait of the ways in which Americans and the French continue to romanticize, denigrate, and misapprehend each other, contained in a well-paced, believably dramatic narrative."
A modern collision of French and American mores begins in near farce but ends in tragedy in Johnson's bright, unsparing novel. Read full book review >

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PIERRE LE POOF! by Andrea Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"It's a charming enough canine caper, but, like Pierre, it lacks the vigor of the classic Harry the Dirty Dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pampered poodle dreams of running free while his owner preps him to be a champion show-dog in this first of a projected series of Pierre adventures. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Although this offering may not inspire them, readers will discover plenty to appreciate in the subject. (chronology, list of museums, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
A fairly breathless biography delivers the facts in workmanlike style but without the spark of brilliance one might hope would be attached to the subject. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

"A perceptive and informative biography. (b&w illustrations, diagrams, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13+)"
In the Portraits in Science series, an intelligent chronicle of Curie's life, from her struggle to educate herself in Russian-occupied Poland to her successes in France; her pioneering work with her husband; and her troubles and triumphs after his death. Read full book review >