Search Results: "Maylis de Kerangal"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HEART by Maylis de Kerangal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A sophisticated medical drama whose pulse-pounding strength diminishes a touch too quickly."
Doctors and other medical experts hasten to prepare a young man's organs for transplant and reckon with the need to be both compassionate and precise in a hurry. Read full book review >

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BIRTH OF A BRIDGE by Maylis de Kerangal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The whole narrative unfolds in a dreamlike manner, and Moore's translation is elegant and sensitively attuned to the author's wordplay and neologisms."
Originally published in French in 2010, this novel follows the conception and building of a bridge in the timeless, almost mythical Coca, California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEMBO'S ZOO by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

A publishing house's creative director frolics in the fields of type and graphic design, assembling a menagerie from upper and lower case alphabets of the graceful roman `Bembo` font. Read full book review >

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PETER AND THE WINTER SLEEPERS by Rick de Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Here's hoping Peter's next outing (Peter and the Seal, 2012) will be better executed and edited. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This misleadingly titled Dutch import mixes a mediocre storyline with some inconsistent tongue-in-cheek visual humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK NIGHT by Dorothée de Monfried
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"In a clever touch, the sky turns from night-blue to lilac to pink as the sun comes up, and the dark night is no more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Originally published in France as Nuit Noire (2007), this charming, not-so-scary bedtime read-aloud drapes like a comforting quilt of familiar storybook characters. Read full book review >

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BABAR'S BATTLE by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Pleasantly predictable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Echoing recent political change and prescribing more peaceable strategies, Brunhoff adds still another episode to the annals of the popular elephant king. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEO by Sassafras De Bruyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"In comparison with other fanciful journeys, this has moderate appeal, mostly due to the interesting illustrations. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This Dutch-to-English translation relates a tale of a lonesome girl who fantasizes a journey into the sea and the sky. Read full book review >

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THE HUMMING BIRD BOOK 1 by Isabella De Wardin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"Surrealist scenes and complicated language get in the way of an exciting, suspenseful story that's part coming-of-age tale, part political thriller."
A surrealist novel of political intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUT AND BOLT by Nicole de Cock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not since The Giving Tree has self-sacrifice been so celebrated. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Nut, a mouse, and Bolt, a donkey, enjoy a beautiful friendship. Kind of. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAKE by Dorothée de Monfreid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"There's no moral to this story, just irreverent fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a tiger wants to make a cake, he and his friends fight over its ingredients with humorous (if naughty) results. Read full book review >

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BABAR AND THE NEW BABY by Laurent de Brunhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A starter set for grown-up Babar fans who want to introduce the classic characters to their children. (Board book. 2-4)"
A simplified and condensed version of Babar's Little Girl (1987), starring Princess Isabelle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNE PITTS, SWAMP MONSTER by Diane de Groat
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

A slapstick account of Annie's experiences as star of a high school student's horror video. Read full book review >