Search Results: "Philippe Djian"


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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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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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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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A BUSY DAY AT THE GARAGE by Philippe Dupasquier
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Bright, boisterous, fun; for children who take to the format, there are two companion volumes: A Busy Day at the Airport (ISBN 1-56402-591-8) and A Busy Day at the Building Site (592-6). (Picture book. 4+)"
A rural, pleasantly ramshackle garage is the setting for this lively book. Read full book review >

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NOT SO VERY LONG AGO by Philippe Fix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"An attractive European equivalent to a visit to, say, Massachusetts's Sturbridge Village, though the generic nature of the northern European setting may trouble those readers who know the area well. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Written by a Parisian, first published in Germany, and erroneously classified in 973.8 by LC, a portrayal of European village life 100 years ago, at its most serene. 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 >