Search Results: "Paul Fournel"


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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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WHERE SHERLOCK HOLMES MEETS FANTASY
by John DeNardo

If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he'd say that nothing in the world is certain except death, taxes, and Sherlock Holmes stories. Sherlock Holmes, the iconic consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, is a perennial mainstay in the literary world. What's not to like? Holmes' methods of investigation and deductions are flawless and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PERFECTLY PERCY by Paul Schmid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Just right for preschoolers, who will giggle at the gently humorous ending and see a bit of themselves in this utterly charming creature. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What is an adorable porcupine to do when his passion is for balloons? Is he destined for disappointment, or will some careful thinking lead to the perfect solution? Read full book review >

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HEDGEHOG'S MAGIC TRICKS by Ruth Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"A lovely lesson: If at first you don't succeed...then count on your friends to help get it right. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In story and artwork as delicate as milkweed floss, Paul tells the story of young Hedgehog's tribulations as a budding magician. Read full book review >

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PETUNIA GOES WILD by Paul Schmid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Simple illustrations convey a simple truth: children love to run wild! (Picture book. 3-7)"
Petunia decides she's more animal than girl (RARH!). Read full book review >

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CITY IN PERIL! by Paul Collicutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Multiples are not a bad idea. (Graphic fiction. 8-11)"
Curtis is a walking, talking lighthouse-headed robot who protects the coast of Robot City with his trusty human crew, Ali and Steve. Read full book review >

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STORM MAKER’S TIPI by Paul Goble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Crossing the boundary between the folktale and the informational book, Goble not only tells and illustrates a story based upon a Blackfoot legend, but also provides detailed black-and-white drawings of the construction and pitching of a tipi. Read full book review >

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THIS BOAT by Paul Collicutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2001

"Ready to sail' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bold, bright, and sassy is Collicutt's armada of boats in this picture book for the very young enthusiast. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF THE WHITE BUFFALO WOMAN by Paul Goble
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Drawn just above ground level and clad in spectacular ceremonial costume, Goble's stylized figures seem appropriately larger than life, and the Lakota prayers and comments he quotes further enhance the reverent tone. (Picture book/folklore. 7-11)"
Goble (The Return of the Buffaloes, 1996, etc.) prefaces the story of the first pipe, "the most important of all Lakota sacred legends," with a Great Flood legend, then appends an account of the meaning attached to the pipe and its parts, along with a finely detailed drawing of a pipe in his possession. Read full book review >

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SOLO by Paul Geraghty
by Paul Geraghty, illustrated by Paul Geraghty
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Abrupt shifts in perspective dilute the impact, but the fact-based story is dramatic and engrossing without ever becoming threatening, and the landscape of ice and sky is strikingly rendered. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Geraghty (The Hunter, 1994, etc.) moves from the African bush to the Antarctic. Read full book review >

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CROW CHIEF by Paul Goble
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Vintage Goble. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Still another handsomely presented Native American tale from the prolific Caldecott medalist. Read full book review >