Search Results: "Matthieu Bonhomme"


BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM AND THE LOST SPIRIT by Gwen de Benneval
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"An interesting, distinctive adventure for readers tolerant of ambiguity. (notes, discussions) (Graphic fantasy/adventure. 13 & up)"
A sprawling, richly imagined medieval adventure follows a young boy's quest to find his father's missing spirit. Read full book review >

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BONHOMME AND THE HUGE BEAST by Laurent de Brunhoff
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 8, 1974

"That's all and though there's no telling what kind of matter-of-factly told nonsense preschoolers will take to, you won't miss another Babar if you pass this by."
As pictured, Emilie's squiggly friend Bonhomme falls somewhere between a blob of glup and Casper the friendly ghost. Read full book review >

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A MAMMOTH IN THE FRIDGE by Michaël  Escoffier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This sublime absurdity should please adult readers as much as very young listeners. (Picture book. 3-5)"
How did that mammoth get in there? And how to get rid of it? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"An intriguing report on unusual objectives pursued through outreach and debate."
Proceedings from the 2010 Mind & Life Institute conference, featuring dialogue with the Dalai Lama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Fascinating, if a source of as many questions as answers, and essential fuel for any discussion of the rights of animals."
Buddhist philosopher Ricard (Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World, 2015, etc.) examines the fraught relationship between humans and animals, proposing a new ethic to govern it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WELL-MANNERED YOUNG WOLF by Jean Leroy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2016

"So where do good manners get you? Hunger here and salvation there. Life is a mystery. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young wolf goes hunting for the first time and learns his prey can be crafty—not to mention a bunch of liars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BATTLE OF THE VEGETABLES by Matthieu Sylvander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Delicious, nutritious absurdity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three stories with vegetable protagonists make up this quirky French import. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"A useful exploration that suffers from its own lack of organization."
A study of the intersections between the teachings of Buddhism and the tenets of modern science. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1999

"From the ever philosophical French, a rare public display of abstract ideas in lively motion. (Author tour)"
At the hands of noted French philosopher Revel (Democracy Against Itself: The Fate of the Democratic Impulse, 1993, etc.) and his son, a Tibetan monk, Ricard (Journey to Enlightenment, not reviewed), the age-old debate between reason and faith receives an intriguing twist: Western norms of thinking confront Eastern concepts of spiritual experience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALTRUISM by Matthieu Ricard
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2015

"Inspirational in all the right ways but a challenge to get through it all."
An overlong but vigorous gloss on the Dalai Lama's famous remark, "My religion is kindness." Read full book review >