Search Results: "Marie Sellier"


BOOK REVIEW

LEGEND OF THE CHINESE DRAGON by Marie Sellier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Chinese story smoothly translated from the French original. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Writing in a tellable, folkloristic style, Sellier invents this "legend" to dovetail nicely with the importance of the dragon symbol in Chinese culture, but unfortunately provides no sources. Read full book review >

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CHAGALL FROM A TO Z by Marie Sellier
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"Small but brilliant full-color reproductions are included throughout. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Chagall From A To Z ($14.95; Dec. 15, 1996; 60 pp.; 0-87226-478- 5): This little smorgasbord of Chagall (like its predecessor, Matisse from A to Z, 1995) lets readers taste bits and pieces of the dreams and flights of fantasy painted by this Russian artist. Read full book review >

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BONNARD FROM A TO Z by Marie Sellier
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Bonnard's definition of a painting. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Sellier (Matisse from A to Z, 1995, etc.) has created another succinct biography told in ABC form, by matching one relevant French word to an aspect of the artist's life (Bulles for bubbles, as well as Ubu and Winterthur). Read full book review >

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MATISSE FROM A TO Z by Marie Sellier
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Throughout, the joyous dance of colors and movement the artist created to sustain, record, and celebrate his own life is uplifting. (Biography. 7+)"
A French ABC, to be approached with heart and eyes wide open. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Despite occasionally stiff prose, the story's unique subject and engaging artwork create an enjoyable resource for celebrating Chinese New Year and may prompt children to invent their own symbols and attributes. (Picture book/folktale. 6-10)"
This pourquoi tale with a trickster slant, translated from the French, introduces the symbols of the Chinese zodiac. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW I WAS BORN by Marie Wabbes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 1991

"Many families will find that this wholesome French import offers just the right amount of straightforward information. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
Where babies comes from, beginning with Mom and Dad's courtship and marriage and going on to their pleasure in shared activities like cooking and bathing; then, ``that winter they decided they wanted to have a baby...So they made love.'' Pregnancy is shown from a child's point of view: Mom's changing shape, feeling the baby's movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A flawed yet worthy examination of undocumented immigration in the American South through the lens of young love. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Alma and Evan are teenagers living drastically different versions of the American dream in the southern United States. Read full book review >

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THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Original and sobering, Adelina is an antihero of nigh-unremitting darkness: an unusual young woman in the mold of such archetypes as Lucifer, Macbeth, and Darth Vader—and even Kissin' Kate Barlow from Holes. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
A heroine's tragic tumble dominates the second volume of this trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 4, 2014

"Breathtaking, tragic and true. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Rich characterization, exquisite worldbuilding and rock-solid storytelling make this a fantasy of unusual intelligence and depth. Read full book review >

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PRODIGY by Marie Lu
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"The slow build culminates in a satisfyingly cinematic climax. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Explosions, aerial dogfights, betrayals, bionic limbs and passionate kisses: the ingredients of a great action adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD LOVES YOU! by Marie Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A solid board book for little ones starting to develop the concept of God. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little ones learn about God's love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HYPNOTISM MADE EASY by Marie Nimier
Released: June 1, 1996

"Nimier turns a young woman's life into a reading experience as rewarding as it is arresting."
Nimier's second novel to be published here (after The Giraffe, 1995) is as rich and tantalizing as its predecessor, exploring the coming of age of a precocious daughter of the bourgeoisie whose fascination for hypnotism takes her far from her cosseted beginnings. Read full book review >