Search Results: "Nathalie Léger"


BOOK REVIEW

SUITE FOR BARBARA LODEN by Nathalie Léger
Released: Oct. 17, 2016

"Loden fans will enjoy Léger's riffs; others may find the obsession mystifying."
French writer Léger muses on the life and work of American filmmaker Barbara Loden (1932-1980). Read full book review >

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AN ALPHABET IN BLOOM by Nathalie Trovato
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"With a little patience, children should enjoy guessing and learning with these attractive pictures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Colorful illustrations from nature invite readers to identify the figures in each, from A to Z. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY BUTTS by Nathalie Blondel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 1998

"As a sole gateway to a lost writer, this is significant for students of British modernist writing; but only more critical dialogue could establish her place in the canon. (32 photos, not seen)"
A neglected British modernist writer is resurrected in exhaustive personal detail but only partly convincing critical measure. Read full book review >

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THE OCEAN by Nathalie Choux
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A decent introduction to the undersea world. (Board book. 2-4)"
A French import introduces toddlers to the seven seas. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S IN YOUR PURSE? by Abigail Samoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"The purse-as-book gimmick has been done several times before, but this iteration of the novelty is more chic than tacky. (Novelty book. 4-6)"
Peek inside five different purses, each one owned by a different member of the same family. Read full book review >

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PIRATE JOHN-WOLF by Nathalie Quintart
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Lukewarm pirating in a field of hearty buccaneers makes this book cannon fodder, nothing more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pup's search for bravery takes him—unwillingly—to the high seas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AIR by Kyla Ryman
by Kyla Ryman, illustrated by Nathalie Trovato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Breathe deep, and turn the page. (Board book. 1-3)"
High-contrast paper-collage illustrates a catalog of air's uses. Read full book review >

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A GIRL MADE OF DUST by Nathalie Abi-Ezzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"Part folk tale, part reportage, this moving portrait achieves a dark poetry."
War-ravaged Lebanon, seen through the eyes of a brave, wise child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2016

"Well-reasoned self-help for reaching wellness goals."
A Canadian life coach shares advice on developing a healthier mindset regarding eating and exercise in this how-to guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 8, 1995

"A cookbook best left on the shelf."
To her credit, Dupree (Nathalie Dupree Cooks Great Meals for Busy Days, not reviewed) does some innovative things with canned, frozen, and dried foods in these recipes, but the results will only inspire fantasies of how good these dishes would taste if made with fresh ingredients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JET-SET BABIES WEAR WINGS by Michelle Sinclair Colman
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Smug and irritating. (adult)"
Like its predecessors in the Urban Babies Wear Black series, this outing, although ostensibly aimed at one-to-three-year-olds, offers very little for its target audience but lots for grown-ups. Read full book review >