Search Results: "Martine Audet"


BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN ON THE MOON by Martine Audet
Kirkus Star
by Martine Audet, illustrated by Luc Melanson, translated by Sarah Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"No classroom clichés here. Rather, creativity and inspired teaching in full bloom. (Picture book. 4-7) "
Daydreams on the first day of school lead to a happy ending thanks to a refreshingly responsive teacher. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE A BIRD by Martine Murray
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2010

"First published in Australia in 2003, the novel offers an especially vivid sense of place—the harsh but open rural landscape and densely populated yet lonely, urban Melbourne. (Fiction. YA)"
Setting off at dawn, carrying a backpack and wearing a long evening gown, Mannie aims to escape her troubled life in small-town southern Australia. Read full book review >

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MOLLY & PIM AND THE MILLIONS OF STARS by Martine Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Warm and wise for middle-grade readers who appreciate just a hint of the fantastic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her mother is accidentally transformed by a powerful potion, Molly learns to accept the magic in her own life. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"An astonishing, wrenching achievement. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The tragedy of discarded children is skillfully explored in this stunning novel in verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Written with heart and insight, the text stimulates ideas about gender, but it is lacking in concrete evidence."
An overly optimistic analysis of the potential for sexual liberation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE MOUNTAIN by Martine Leavitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A timeless yet fresh story that beautifully connects readers to the natural world. (Fantasy. 8-14)"
A middle-grade story rich in natural setting and life lessons. Read full book review >

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ONE BEAUTIFUL BABY by Martine Oborne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Counting has never been such a delight. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Beginning with "one sweet smile" peeking out from a warm and cozy crib, a mother and child number all the things, from one to ten, that it takes to make up "one beautiful baby." Read full book review >

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MY FATHER IS IN THE NAVY by Robin McKinley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1992

"An attractive vignette. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A popular novelist (The Hero and the Crown, 1985 Newbery Award) makes her picture-book debut with a perceptive glimpse of an experience that has the autobiographical feel of Yolen's All the Secrets of the World (1991). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Intriguing tale from the boom, though one hardly optimistic on globalization's wisdom."
Densely rendered account of a onetime French bureaucrat's ill-starred media and utilities conglomerate. Read full book review >