Search Results: "Pascale Constantin"


BOOK REVIEW

CAMILLA CHAMELEON by Colleen Sydor
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Kids will love the silly fun and the opportunity to forecast other sibling soup possibilities. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Mrs. McNilly was pregnant, she craved Cream of Chameleon soup; when daughter Camilla is born, she's strange looking and her parents often have trouble finding her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO BACK TO SLEEP by Sylvie Jones
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Cute despite its flaws. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little boy goes through his bedtime routine with his toy animals, but must do it again in reverse when their ruckus wakes him up in the middle of the night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOSS WHEDON by Amy Pascale
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"An informative and readable book that often resembles a long PR piece."
Obsessively detailed treatment of the director of The Avengers and creator of Buffy the Vampire SlayerFirefly and other TV series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SEASON IN MECCA by Abdellah Hammoudi
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2006

"A Muslim counterpart to Lawrence Taylor's Occasions of Faith (1995) and other recent studies of pilgrimage; highly recommended for students of contemporary Islam, especially those prohibited from entering its shrines."
A Moroccan ethnographer travels to Islam's shrines and reports on what he finds, much of it unexpected. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURSE ENDS by Jeff Attinella
CHILDREN'S

"Entertaining and informative—a rousing choice for young baseball fans."
This illustrated children's book explains how the Chicago Cubs finally broke the 108-year drought that kept them from winning the World Series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT'S ABOUT TIME by Pascale Estellon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Pretty to look at but marred by visual errors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
French illustrator Estellon explores the idea of time in this concept book for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUTOPSY OF A FATHER by Pascale Kramer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A timely if sketchily drawn look at the rise of bigotry and the ways racial and ethnic tensions play out in one French community and family."
When Ania returns to Les Épinettes for her estranged father's funeral, she discovers that a political brouhaha has erupted in the latest novel by Swiss writer Kramer (The Child, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 4, 2013

"A stimulating, challenging resource, full of solid information and practical tips for improving brain health."
In this revised second edition, Fernandez, Goldberg (The New Executive Brain, 2009, etc.), and Michelon (Max Your Memory, 2011) provide extensive information to help readers optimize their brain power and performance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORK OF MOURNING by Jacques Derrida
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The cults, claques, and cliques of Derrida devotees will surely reach for their hankies; everyone else will look on dry-eyed."
Mourning, deconstruction-style. Read full book review >