Search Results: "Marie-Louise Gay"


BOOK REVIEW

NAPOLEON AND MARIE LOUISE by Alan Palmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2001

"Palmer can write compelling popular histories—but in this case he is a bit like a pet owner who tries to interest you in his caged canary while an eagle soars around the room. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
An attempt—only sometimes successful—to pull into the foreground of European history the relationship between the diminutive general and his second wife, whom he married by proxy, sight unseen. Read full book review >

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READ ME A STORY, STELLA by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A perfect summer's day bound in 32 pages. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This daylong idyll depicts the sweetest of sibling relationships, with big sister Stella indulging and guiding little brother Sam in child-sized flights of fancy. Read full book review >

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CARAMBA AND HENRY by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A gem. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little brothers can be soooo bothersome. Read full book review >

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ROSLYN RUTABAGA AND THE BIGGEST HOLE ON EARTH! by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Roslyn Rutabaga is one darned determined—and adorable—bunny. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Roslyn Rutabaga wakes up one morning with a grand plan: She wants to dig the Biggest Hole on Earth. Read full book review >

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CARAMBA by Marie-Louise Gay
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Adults may wonder why the cat is named Caramba—there's seemingly no rhyme or reason—but kids won't care; they'll enjoy his flight of discovery. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wry twist of the adage, "If pigs could fly" and the axiom, "Be true to yourself." Read full book review >

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ANY QUESTIONS? by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A delightful and interactive step into the world of creating engaging picture books for children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gay introduces young readers to her craft as an author and illustrator of children's books, simultaneously inviting their participation in creating the story. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PISTACHIO AND MAURICE THE MAGNIFICENT by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"Breathless, laugh-out-loud fun. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Irrepressible Princess Pistachio is back in all her enthusiastic glory. Read full book review >

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SHORT STORIES FOR LITTLE MONSTERS by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Frivolity for surface amusement with a touch of poignancy for pondering. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Nineteen short stories explore some enormously funny ideas. Read full book review >

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WHEN STELLA WAS VERY, VERY SMALL by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Stella is both wonderful and full of wonder—purely glorious. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Stella has always been a fountain of creative knowledge, offering her little brother Sam the benefits of her vivid imagination. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS PISTACHIO AND THE PEST by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2015

"Long live Princess Pistachio. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Princess Pistachio Shoelace's summer vacation is not starting out on a high note. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A perfect sequel, liberally illustrated with Gay's good-humored sketches, this middle-grade novel brims with anecdotal entertainment for the earliest of armchair travelers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Charlie and his little brother Max are off with their parents on a new adventure (Travels with My Family, 2006), this time to the tiny village of Celeriac in France. Read full book review >