Search Results: "Olivier Pauvert"


BOOK REVIEW

NOIR by Olivier Pauvert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"This debut import would be even more unsettling if Kafka and Orwell hadn't gotten there first."
A brutal crime sends a young Frenchman on a surreal journey to find out if he committed it. Read full book review >

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GEMMA & GUS by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A just plain ducky addition to this excellent picture-book series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gosling siblings explore their world in this latest offering from Dunrea's Gossie & Friends series. Read full book review >

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WHO DONE IT? by Olivier Tallec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"One page of pleasure after another. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The talented French author/illustrator Tallec returns with a puzzle game in which readers are challenged to pick the transgressor out of the lineup. Read full book review >

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GIDEON by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"Dunrea has proven himself a master of child behavior (and waterfowl)—let's hope the gaggle keeps growing. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A new gosling joins Dunrea's Gossie & Friends. Read full book review >

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GOSSIE by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"The potent combination of toddler-appealing story lines and the charismatic charm of the illustrations assure that these smartly clad geese will be marching straight into the hearts of readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A sweet and silly pair of tales about an eccentric gosling and her newfound friend. Read full book review >

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IT’S SNOWING! by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2002

"Susan Jeffers, 1978) and the more childlike pleasures of Ezra Jack Keats's Snowy Day (1962). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Against a shadowy pine forest at once mysterious and peaceful, a mother—human, or perhaps a sort of forest gnome—introduces her well-swaddled baby to the pleasures of a snowy night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE CUB by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Comforting and uplifting. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two lonely bears find each other and form a deep bond. Read full book review >

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, OLLIE! by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"The choice of Father Christmas Goose as the Santa character is a clever play on words, but this concept may be confusing for some children, who may think the character is the father of the goslings rather than Santa. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dunrea continues his successful series about a gaggle of goslings with this simple story for preschoolers about the anticipation that little ones experience before Christmas. Read full book review >

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THE TROW-WIFE'S TREASURE by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1998

"Lovely art, and an unusual insight, squandered by mediocre storytelling. (glossary) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Dunrea (The Tale of Hilda Louise, 1996, etc.), in a mode more vague than subtle, tells of kindness magically rewarded; outstanding art is matched to a confusing, unfinished plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAR NOEL by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2000

"Satisfying to the last wordless page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On Christmas Eve, the one night of the year that all the animals can gather together without fear, the creatures of the north woods await the arrival of Bear Noel. Read full book review >

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THE PAINTER WHO LOVED CHICKENS by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1995

Dignified figures and nearly flat depth of field give the illustrations a flavor of folk art in this story of a city artist who loves to paint chickens, and longs to live on a farm. Read full book review >