Search Results: "Nicolas Debon"


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THE STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Nicolas Debon
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"A memorable glimpse into the life of a different sort of athlete. (Graphic nonfiction. 7-9)"
An air of Gallic melancholy tinges this graphic-style, fictionalized memoir. Read full book review >

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THING-THING by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

Staying on the sixth floor of the Excelsior Hotel, Archibald Crump is unhappy with all the hundreds of presents he's gotten for his birthday. Read full book review >

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TIMMERMAN WAS HERE by Colleen Sydor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Provocative. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A little girl is forced to contend with a boarder, Timmerman, when he temporarily occupies the bedroom of her Granddad, who has moved to a senior citizens' home. Read full book review >

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THE WARLORD’S FISH by Virginia Walton Pilegard
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, what better way to introduce them to young readers than with an adventure story—plus instructions at the end for a simple modern instrument made with Styrofoam and a paperclip? (Picture book. 6-8)"
The young artist's apprentice of Warlord's Puzzle (2000) and Warlord's Beads (2001) brings a third ancient invention to the world. Read full book review >

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EVERY SINGLE NIGHT by Dominique Demers
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2006

"Unfortunate choices of layouts and an odd color palette distract so much from the story that the unique tale is almost completely obscured. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A glass of milk, pajamas, a toothbrush, a bath—all are part of Simon's bedtime ritual, but it's not until his father comes into the room to begin putting the world to sleep that he can finally rest. Read full book review >

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THE RED SASH by Jean E. Pendziwol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Supplemented by a long note, a glossary and a map, the episode comes off as purposeful, but there's enough drama to rescue it from aridity. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Offering a glimpse into the early years of the Canadian fur trade, this tale of a young Métis's coming-of-age is driven as much by its historical detail as by plot. Read full book review >

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DAWN WATCH by Jean E. Pendziwol
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 10, 2004

"Debon, with his chromatic chiaroscuro paintings, has clearly been there too, as he complements this story in perfect trim. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Dawn watch is the last watch on a sailboat when the sky seems darkest, the waves seem biggest, and you wonder why you're out there. Read full book review >

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THE WARLORD’S PUPPETEERS by Virginia Walton Pilegard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The exotic setting makes this an appealing alternative to Stuart Murphy's MathStart series. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The ingenious young hero of Warlord's Fish (2002) and two earlier exploits again triumphs while taking in a bit of math. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLANDERS SKY by Nicolas Freeling
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Thought-provoking and well told."
Another reprimand, another transfer, finds Lille police Commissaire Henri Castang (Those in Peril, etc.) reassigned to Brussels, where he will push paper clips around as a minor functionary under Harold Claverhouse, head of Juridical Services. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 17, 2011

"Intricate plots at breakneck speed, with a dash of science and international politics for good measure."
Kublicki holds down the throttle in this drag race of an international espionage thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY OF THE WORLD by Nicolas Bouvier
Released: April 10, 1993

"Travel writing to be cherished and reread."
Lyrical reminiscences of a footloose journey from Yugoslavia to India, undertaken 40 years ago by the then-25-year-old author of the enchanting The Japanese Chronicles (1992) and an equally young companion. Read full book review >

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A DWARF KINGDOM by Nicolas Freeling
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 1996

"Crime and detection are submerged beneath a transcendentally stylish meditation on mortality that makes Castang's farewell almost unbearably poignant."
Henri Castang's last case—Freeling is regrettably firm about that—is drenched in thoughts of age and death. ``Every time I see a friend of mine he's dead,'' grumbles the aging Castang (The Seacoast of Bohemia, 1995, etc.), kicked at once upstairs and into retirement from the European Community's Police Judiciaire. Read full book review >