Search Results: "Philippe Delmas"


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THE ROSY FUTURE OF WAR by Philippe Delmas
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A stimulating, if at times frightening, outlook on the possibility that war may become widespread, and a rational strategy for its prevention."
French military analyst Delmas argues for a new world order based not on encouraging the growth of democracy but on ensuring the stability of states. Read full book review >

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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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QUACK, QUACK! by Philippe Dupasquier
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2002

"But his expressive, comical paintings and the gentleness of the narrative put spats between neighbors in context. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A pet duck throws previously neighborly neighbors into discord, provoking all manner of wild imaginings by the children involved. 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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KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK! WHO'S THERE? by Philippe Goossens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Pass. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this guess-who's-knocking title, the clues are either too vague or too easy, the story is slight, and the illustrations are a tad pedestrian. Read full book review >

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BLUE by Philippe Dupasquier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Here's a game worth playing—for everyone, not just budding visual artists. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Dupasquier invites readers to battle boredom by taking a good look around. 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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ANDY'S PIRATE SHIP by Philippe Dupasquier
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"An unusually well-crafted entry in a popular genre. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Here's a Waldo spinoff with extra dimensions. Read full book review >

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THE MISTRESS by Philippe Tapon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1999

"The Mistress reads like a screenplay, and the movie version can't be far behind."
A nest-of-vipers melodrama set in German-occupied France near the end of WWII, from the young author of last year's debut novel A Parisian from Kansas. Read full book review >

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POTHOS by Philippe Malzieu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2014

"A passionate story that's pulled in too many directions."
A medical student navigates a dramatic love affair and a medical internship in this experimental novella. Read full book review >

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WATTEAU IN VENICE by Philippe Sollers
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Answer: Really, who cares?"
Crammed with literary and philosophical allusions, this postmodern novel by the author of Women (1990) is as tedious and self-important as a loquacious tippler's 3 a.m. monologue. 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 >