Search Results: "Michael-Yves Schmitt"


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YOUR PAJAMAS ARE SHOWING! by Michael-Yves Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Just try to read it and not snicker. (Graphic fiction. 6-11)"
Pesky little brothers can be annoying—but what if yours was invisible? Read full book review >

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SNOWBALL TRUCE! by Michel-Yves Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A quick and enjoyable yarn. (Graphic fiction. 6-11)"
Impish Leopold returns for more madcap adventures with his big sister, Celine. Read full book review >

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"An accomplished first novel that effectively blends folklore with the evening news."
A novel about one old man's fight against the machinations of city hall. Read full book review >

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THE AERIALIST by Richard Schmitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2000

"A fine debut novel, from a writer who has avoided the usual clichés and produced a work of genuine originality."
A gritty, solidly detailed first novel, set among traveling circuses and their world-weary "artists" and workingmen: the best novel of its kind since Edward Hoagland's Cat Man (1955). Read full book review >

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Liberal Quicksand by Yves Decock
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 2016

"A lively examination of the intransigent persistence of nationalism."
A debut book offers a history of nationalism and its application to contemporary global affairs. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF KNIGHTS by Yves Meynard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 1998

"Mildly entertaining, with incidents reminiscent of highly diluted Jack Vance, but otherwise undistinguished."
First English-language fantasy from a Canadian author who hitherto has written in French. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Dark and emotionally wrenching, this novel isn't for those looking for a restful night's sleep, but readers who crave edgy murder mysteries will be enthralled."
Mysticism and dark perversions take over 1897 Paris in this complex murder-mystery romance. Read full book review >

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CHRYSANTHE by Yves Meynard
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 13, 2012

"Flashes of originality and gleams of insight aren't enough to redeem this ponderously verbose and occasionally awkward effort."
Second English-language fantasy (The Book of Knights, 1998) from French-Canadian writer Meynard. Read full book review >

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MONKEY BUSINESS by Lois  Schmitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2017

"Despite its title, Schmitt's debut offers few chuckles and fewer simians: the primates whose cages Kristy rattles are strictly human. Reptile and bird fans may enjoy the peeks into a zoo's handling of its less humanoid residents."
An aspiring Long Island journalist probes a killing at a zoo. Read full book review >

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PLANET KINDERGARTEN by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"The seamless additions of lessons on cooperation and kindness bring this to a new level, but it can't top the original book for creativity. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ganz-Schmitt and Prigmore continue the space theme and follow the cast and crew from Planet Kindergarten (2014) as they celebrate the 100th day of school and all that they have learned so far. Read full book review >

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PLANET KINDERGARTEN by Sue Ganz-Schmitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"Sure to assuage the fears of all astronauts bound for similar missions. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A genius way to ease kids into the new adventure that is kindergarten. Read full book review >