Search Results: "Monique Touvay"


BOOK REVIEW

WATCHING... by Suzy Chic
by Suzy Chic, illustrated by Monique Touvay, translated by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Even less reflective children will absorb the indirect environmental message. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Suggesting an alternative to the natural pleasures of instant gratification, this understated tale promotes the virtue of waiting to see what happens. Read full book review >

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THE DEEP BLUE MEMORY by Monique Urza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"A brocade of bright conceits that needs more air and space."
A meditative, richly imaged (perhaps a shade too richly) fictional memoir having to do with the secret darks and the secure, loving frame of family. Read full book review >

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THE MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE by Monique Polak
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The conditions of life are harsh but not impossible, and the gradual rapprochement between Noah and his dad adds a nice counterpoint to Noah's reaction to this exotic world into which he not only arrives but that he discovers he admires. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Noah's mom thinks he needs to spend some time with his father, who happens to live in the village of George River, in Quebec's Far North. Read full book review >

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LEGGINGS REVOLT by Monique Polak
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Thin but nevertheless intriguing. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eric has just moved to a new school with a strict principal. However, Mr. Germinato seems most concerned with the school dress code, which applies only to girls. Read full book review >

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ACROSS GREAT DIVIDES by Monique Roy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2013

"Despite some promising subplots, this historical tale only skims the emotional surface of two of the 20th century's most devastating chapters."
In Roy's (Once Upon a Time in Venice, 2007) novella, a Jewish family bears witness to Nazism and apartheid. Read full book review >

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LIFE AT SEA by Monique Layton
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2017

"An eccentric but enthralling look at the human conquest of the sea."
A wide-ranging account of the history of seafaring that incorporates economic, political, and sociological commentary. Read full book review >

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SO MUCH IT HURTS by Monique Polak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Best for bibliotherapy. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenage thespian becomes romantically involved with her abusive adult acting coach in this straightforward cautionary tale. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Current and intriguing. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Imagine Tyrannosaurus rex with feathers—only one of the surprising theories put forth in this title by the author of Albertosaurus: Death of a Predator also part of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Alberta, Canada, "Discoveries of Palaeontology" series. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN’S WAR by Monique Charlesworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2004

"With Ilse as unblinking guide, Charlesworth travels the morally ambiguous alleyways of war to create a deeply satisfying if unsettling read full of richly complicated characters."
More Empire of the Sun than The Painted Bird, British author Charlesworth's fourth (Glass House, 1987, etc.), based on her mother's history, follows a half-Jewish German girl's travails during WWII after her mother's arrangements for her to leave Germany go awry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The New Arcadia by Monique Layton
Released: July 23, 2015

"A layered and fascinating analysis of history and anthropology."
Layton (Notes From Elsewhere: Travel and Other Matters, 2011) dissects Tahiti's complex history by examining not only historical accounts, but also the cultural myth these accounts spawned in the Western world. Read full book review >

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SCORPIO RISING by Monique Domovitch
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Good old-fashioned melodrama, with plenty of sex and scheming."
In Domovitch's debut novel, the fates of an ambitious young American architect and a beautiful Parisian painter intertwine. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A rather stale continuation of the engaging love story introduced in Domovitch's previous novel."
Domovitch's sequel to Scorpio Rising (2011) continues the love story of Alex and Brigitte, this time in America. Read full book review >