Search Results: "Olivier Tallec"


BOOK REVIEW

WATERLOO & TRAFALGAR by Olivier Tallec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"It is a truism that children represent the future—engaging stories about conflict resolution are necessary, and this one stands out. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The pointlessness of war, powerfully told despite having no words. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIER by Philip Ziegler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"Despite a lack of revelations, this is probably the best Olivier book for general readers."
Veteran biographer Ziegler (Edward Heath, 2010, etc.) offers a well-rounded portrait of the legendary English actor. Read full book review >

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OLIVIER by Terry Coleman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Writers, like God, dwell in details. Coleman should have remembered that He also makes judgments."
Once more unto the great actor's life, and what a slog it becomes. Read full book review >

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LOUIS I, KING OF THE SHEEP by Olivier Tallec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It's a political education—Schoolyard Politics 101—in a picture book, one well worth having on the bookshelf. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"And so it was one windy day that Louis the sheep thereby became Louis I, king of the sheep." And, Kurt Vonnegut would add, so it goes. Read full book review >

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THE SCAR by Charlotte Moundlic
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A sympathetic exploration of the stages of grief through the eyes of one little boy. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
When his mother dies, a little boy reacts honestly to his profound loss in this poignant snapshot of grief. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK WILL NOT BE FUN by Cirocco Dunlap
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"The fun shines through, although adult readers weary of metafiction related to books may opt out. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dunlap's picture-book debut starts on the jacket flap with a welcome and assurances that this is truly a no-nonsense title. Read full book review >

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LAURENCE OLIVIER by Donald Spoto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 1992

"Sure to be read for the gossip, and worth skimming for curious bits of interview material, but—with its flat delivery and spotty documentation—an only so-so addition to the crowded Olivier reference room. (More than 75 halftones—not seen.)"
Despite having conducted dozens of interviews with those who knew Olivier, Spoto (author of biographies of Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, and others) offers little important new material—and few fresh insights—in this long, uninspired biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RITA AND WHATSIT by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A companion volume, Rita and Whatsit at the Beach (ISBN: 978-0-8118-6551-7) provides a further look at this charmingly understated duo. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rita is a petulant little girl wearing a flowered red dress for her birthday celebration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOB by Joy Sorman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A morality tale whose moral may go missing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Life is a bowl of cherries when you are voted the ugliest animal in the world—until next year's contest. Read full book review >

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THE BATHING COSTUME by Charlotte Moundlic
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013

"'I want to have exactly the same vacation next year,' he concludes. Who wouldn't? (Picture book. 6-9)"
An 8-year-old boy prepares to have the worst vacation of his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS WITH RITA AND WHATSIT by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The amusing story is simple enough for the youngest listeners, and older kids will enjoy the sly touches, as will grown-ups. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rambunctious Rita in her red dress returns for a third round with her canine companion, Whatsit (Rita and Whatsit, 2008). Read full book review >