Search Results: "Martine Perrin"


BOOK REVIEW

COCK-A-DOODLE WHO? by Martine Perrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"For die-cut surprises read Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Lemons Are Not Red (2004) or Hervé Tullet's The Book with a Hole (2011) instead. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Die-cuts and a rhyming question-and-answer format showcase animals and patterns. Read full book review >

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MADAME MARTINE by Sarah S. Brannen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Enchanting. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Adopting a stray dog inspires a routine-bound woman to take a new view of the world. Read full book review >

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MADAME MARTINE BREAKS THE RULES by Sarah S. Brannen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Lovely to look at but inartfully told. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Following his adoption in Madame Martine (2014), Max the dog leads his owner on another chase—this time in the Louvre. Read full book review >

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AT THE SAME MOMENT, AROUND THE WORLD by Clotilde Perrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"A very fine working of story, information, art and culture. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Published first in French in 2011, Perrin's elegant construction looks at children and young people around the globe eastward from the Greenwich meridian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KETURAH AND LORD DEATH by Martine Leavitt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Keturah's quest is lovely if (given its folktale style) not so original, but her unexpected solution to the puzzle leads to a thought-provoking and unabashedly sentimental conclusion. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
This lyrical tale adds surprises to the search for true love. Read full book review >

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HECK SUPERHERO by Martine Leavitt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"The lightness of her language yet carries a moving story of a spunky kid who learns he has to live in the real world. (Fiction. 12-14)"
This splendid comedy-drama about a 13-year-old boy who finds himself on the streets when his incapable mother abandons reality, will appeal to both reluctant and serious readers. Read full book review >

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A CHILD'S DELIGHT by Noel Perrin
Released: Nov. 7, 1997

"Despite the periodic lapse into cuteness, this is quite a delight itself and should send parents and kids alike scurrying to library shelves in search of Perrin's picks."
Perrin (First Person Rural, 1990, etc.) follows up his popular collection A Reader's Delight with a similar garland of essays on underappreciated children's books. Read full book review >

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CHATTER by Perrin Ireland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"Self-conscious analysis of a cooling marriage fails to work as a metaphor for world affairs."
Literary fiction picks apart politics and a marriage, often confusing the two. Read full book review >

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WINTER BREAK by Kayla Perrin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A pulse-raising read perfect for a winter getaway."
What's truth and what's vicious rumor may be key to a slander campaign that sets a holiday cruise on course for murder. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS OF THETA PHI KAPPA by Kayla Perrin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Routine story, pat resolution, interchangeable characters: a buppie soap opera from first-timer Perrin."
Four African-American sorority sisters and a deep, dark (ho-hum) secret. Read full book review >

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MR. MIKE by Dennis Perrin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

"Freelance writer Perrin has done a signal job of reclaiming the edgy spirit and importance of O'Donoghue's work. (Author tour)"
A discerning, sharply drawn portrait of the life and work of one of the founding fathers of contemporary comedy. Read full book review >