Search Results: "Mireille Levert"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCY’S SECRET by Mireille Levert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"In the end, this offering is more concept than story and suffers as such. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gently surreal illustrations enliven this highly metaphorical tale of seeds sprouting. Read full book review >

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TINA AND THE PENGUIN by Heather Dyer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Funny bits demonstrate the text; don't miss the penguin in the refrigerator or the room full of penguin feathers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A penguin stages a breakout from the zoo, aided and abetted by young Tina, in this toast to good intentions, no matter they go astray. Read full book review >

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TULIP AND LUPIN FOREVER by Mireille Levert
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"As evanescent as its subjects. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tulip, the watering fairy, and her dog bee, Lupin, are best friends. Read full book review >

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EDDIE LONGPANTS by Mireille Levert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Coupled with a top-to-bottom layout accentuating the elongated focus of each scene, this is sympathetic and to the point. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Eddie's very tall, lanky stature poses more than a logistics problem at school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TINY TOES by Donna Jakob
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 1995

"If it could, this book would turn into a pillow. (Picture book. 3-6)"
If any part of the body deserves to have a children's book written about it, it is toes. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS WHO HAD ALMOST EVERYTHING by Mireille Levert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"An enchanting lesson in the importance of simple gifts and self-entertainment. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this modern take on the fairy tale, a king and queen puzzle over what to do with a princess who has almost everything and is still bored. Read full book review >

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A WIZARD IN LOVE by Mireille Levert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Both verbally and visually entirely funny—the swooning evil cake is a sight to behold—this offbeat import is a sophisticated treat. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Don't be misled by the flowers on the title page: The story opens to present Hector, a retired wizard, and Poison, his cat, lying on a crumby (as in cookies) bed in a disheveled blue room. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An unusual book that rewards the reader with its lyric prose and quiet grace."
An elegant evocation of the poetry and pain of childhood in a small French village before and after WW I. From the vantage point of her 80 years Marokvia recreates and reimagines her often lonely youth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEET PARIS OYSTER by Mireille Guiliano
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A somewhat fluffy and affected introduction to mostly French oyster consumption."
Another instructive fantasy of French luxury lifestyles from former Veuve Clicquot CEO and best-selling author Guiliano (French Women Don't Get Facelifts, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 24, 2013

"Mostly frivolous reading—which is not to say it won't sell well."
A new book from the author of French Women Don't Get Fat (2004). Read full book review >

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FATIMA & THE CLEMENTINE THIEVES by Mireille Messier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"This sweet tale of ingenuity and kindness to all creatures tries, but it does not fully measure up to its potential. (Picture book. 4-7)"
How do you stop elephants from trampling your orchard, damaging your trees, and destroying your ripe clementines every night? Read full book review >