Search Results: "Philippe Dumas"


BOOK REVIEW

ADAM AND THOMAS by Aharon Appelfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Deeply moving and powerful: unforgettable. (Historical fiction. 10-18)"
Two Jewish boys are caught up in the horrors of Nazi persecution. 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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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: Aug. 30, 1996

"Descola's fine ethnographic writing, along with his critical remarks on the anthropological enterprise, make this book of a piece with LÇvi-Strauss's landmark Tristes Tropiques. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An uncommonly well written ethnology of a part of the world much imagined and little visited. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Old news in stale language—not a happy combination."
Powerful people have done—and will probably always do—bad things to accumulate more power and riches and opportunities for sex: that's the not-very-startling thesis of this bite-sized history of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KINSHIP by Philippe Wamba
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The best book dealing with the African half of the compound African-American."
A strange, wonderful hybrid of memoir and history by a man who has periodically lived as an African and an African-American. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 1997

"Vichy syndrome'' was endemic and may still infect French right-wing political groups today."
A damning indictment of French collaboration with the Nazi regime. Read full book review >