Search Results: "Mathilde Baufine"


BOOK REVIEW

BUT WHAT DOES MOMMY DO AT NIGHT? by Lise  Bilien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"Probably best suited for eccentric folks and hipsters. (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
A particularly odd mix of photographs, graphics and sound bites offers clues about what mommies do when they go out at night. Read full book review >

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DEAR DAISY DUNNINGTON by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"It's an odd and very European tale, and a very brave one. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Downtrodden Daisy imagines a much less restricted life for herself in amusing and ultimately hopeful ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINE! by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A good vocabulary builder for over-possessive children and a worthy peace-mongering strategy for their siblings and caregivers to boot. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Engaging illustrations carry this import beyond the utilitarian modeling of socialization skills—though it does that too. Read full book review >

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THE CHILD CRUNCHER by Mathilde Stein
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Even younger and more sensitive children will be left smiling by this droll, if brief, import. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boring day brightens right up for a young lass when she's kidnapped by a hulking brute on a horse and carried off to a distant cave. Read full book review >

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BRAVE BEN by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"Wry, but unexceptional, text-heavy odyssey, with a nice lesson. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young Ben gains confidence with the help of some enchanted forest creatures. Read full book review >

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MONSTERSONG by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"A refreshing alternative to, for instance, the well-worn Mercer Mayer chestnuts. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Displeased by his mother's highly unsatisfactory response to complaints of monsters under the bed, a child—rather, a piglet in the bright, loosely drawn pictures—takes matters into his own trotters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT by Sebastien Japrisot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"As tricky as Japrisot's earlier bestsellers in his native France (The Passion of Women, 1990, etc.)—but also precisely, surprisingly evocative of the lingering pain of mourning and the burdens of survival."
Dissatisfied with the official account of her fiancÇ Jean Etchevery's death in WW I, wheelchair-bound painter Mathilde Donnay resolves to find out the truth—with unexpectedly moving results at the end of a twisted trail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREADS OF BLUE by Suzanne LaFleur
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A deeply moving and powerful condemnation of war's devastation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Mathilde made a dangerous decision to free her Tyssian prisoner-of-war friend when she and the other children were fleeing Faetre at the conclusion of Beautiful Blue World (2016). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DANCE IN THE ASHES by Gabriele Kosack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A complex, compassionate novel about Germans coming to terms with their actions during WWII."
A Nazi official, his wife, and a traveling performer struggle to rebuild their lives in the immediate aftermath of World War II in Kosack and Overmann's historical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDERGROUND TIME by Delphine de Vigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"This is ultimately a corporate horror story—often claustrophobic to the point of oppressive, but undeniably disturbing."
A prizewinner and bestseller in France, de Vigan (No and Me, 2010, etc.) is a master of the spare (and of despair) in this brief novel about two unhappy Parisians who may or may not be destined to meet. Read full book review >