Search Results: "Philippe Coudray"


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BENJAMIN BEAR IN BRIGHT IDEAS! by Philippe Coudray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Emergent readers won't be the only audience delighted by these winning combinations of humor and thought-provoking twists. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
A companion to Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking (2011), 27 more wise and witty minimalist fables drawn (with added dialogue and other minor changes) from French cartoonist Coudray's original series. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN BEAR IN FUZZY THINKING by Philippe Coudray
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"A visually formatted joke book to inspire thinking as well as laughs. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
Benjamin Bear deals with life in his own straightforward way. Read full book review >

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A GOOFY GUIDE TO PENGUINS by Jean-Luc Coudray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"From the creator of the Benjamin Bear books, absurdist humor carries across species. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Silly untruths about penguins unfold in comic-book style. Read full book review >

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PAPA! by Philippe Corentin
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 1997

"Warm and funny fare. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A humorous reminder, in the same spirit as Jackie French Koller's No Such Thing (p. 60), that monsters are monsters only in the eye of the beholder. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Beginning and ending with huge, eye-filling elevated overviews, this sketchbook makes an irresistible invitation to dream of rural idylls and days gone by. (Picture book. 5-10)"
With a series of oversized watercolors'so large, in fact, that the book will be impractical to shelve—awash in nostalgia, Dumas squires readers about a prosperous English farm back when the plumbing was out of doors and steam engines were innovations. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 15, 1999

"Well intentioned, but remarkably tedious for such a short book."
Another attempt to jump on the bandwagon of the so-called simplicity movement, this time with a Gallic twist. Read full book review >

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CONSEQUENCES by Philippe Djian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Bold, elliptical, fashionably inconclusive and very French."
Djian (Unforgivable, 2010, etc.) provides further insights into what randy French academics are up to when they're not deconstructing everything. Read full book review >

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TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE by Philippe Girard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A groundbreaking biography that underscores the difficulties of leading slaves to freedom and avoiding violent extremes."
A biography of the man who challenged the power of the leading empires of his day and led the only successful slave revolt in human history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Solid work. Those worried that the U.S. has become a rogue nation won't sleep any easier after reading this book."
Where were you when Pinochet was arrested and charged with genocide? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Taquet is a good storyteller, his lessons as easy to consume as shucked oysters, and the thrill he finds in his work is catching. (illustrations, not seen)"
Lively, vivid, bracingly enthusiastic—these tales of paleontological field days and discoveries from Taquet, director of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, give a sharp taste of what spurred him to say yes to the question: "Do you take paleontology as your spouse and promise to serve her faithfully for the rest of your days?" Read full book review >

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BRODECK by Philippe Claudel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2009

"Consistently involving but ultimately unsatisfying."
Man's distrust of strangers, and the primal violence it may engender, is the theme of this fable from French novelist Claudel (By a Slow River, 2006, etc.), which won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens in 2007. Read full book review >

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EAST WEST STREET by Philippe Sands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"For the future of humanity, forgetting, Sands insists in this vastly important book, is not an option."
An engrossing tale of family secrets and groundbreaking legal precedents. Read full book review >