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 >

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FUTURES MADE OF VIRTUAL INSANITY
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Warcross by Marie Lu

Cover Story: Technicolortastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Absolute Sci-Fi
Bonus Factors:
 Team Tournament, Cat-and-Mouse, Hackers, Easter Eggs
Relationship Status: Game On

Cover Story: Technicolortastic

Sure, I could dissect the issues I have with this cover. (Why do the innards of the title look like a digital ...


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I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW I WAS DANGEROUS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Young Elites (The Young Elites Book 1) by Marie Lu

Cover Story: The Sword in the Storm
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: She Says, Mostly
Bonus Factors:
 X-Men, The Dark Side
Relationship Status: I Wanna Be Bad

 

Cover Story: The Sword in the Storm

No doubt about it, this ...


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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

THE SHADOW SOCIETY by Marie Rutkoski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Entertaining and provocative. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In a multidimensional Chicago, Darcy learns that she isn't really human after all. Read full book review >

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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

3-D WORLD ATLAS & TOUR by Marie Javins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Though aside from the gimmick there isn't much to distinguish this from the plethora of other beginner atlases, the commentary's breezy tone lightens the informational load, and the maps are particularly clean and legible. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Well stocked with frequent exclamations ("No one knows what happened to the Sphinx's nose. Read full book review >