Search Results: "Pierre Winters"


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TRAVELING BY AIRPLANE by Pierre Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"An impressive amount of useful information in an inviting format, studded with humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Everything a youngster might want to know about air travel. Read full book review >

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PIERRE TOUSSAINT by Arthur Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"An engaging picture of a life that was, in itself, a miracle."
The rags-to-respect story of a Haitian-born slave whose emigration to NYC unfolded a lifetime of good works in the name of faith that now prompt proposals to make him the first black American Catholic saint. Read full book review >

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MONSIEUR PIERRE by Anne Dana
written and illustrated by Anne Dana
Released: Feb. 18, 2017

"This story provides a charming, warm introduction to Paris for kids, ending on a happy note."
In this debut illustrated children's book for ages 3 to 5, a French octopus gets lonely and leaves his native fountain to explore Paris and beyond. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PIERRE by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A hoot, fuh shore, for true. (long source note, glossary) (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
In this Cajun-inflected Tom Thumb tale, pint-sized Little Pierre saves his dimwitted brothers Big Pierre, Fat Pierre, Wise Pierre, and Foolish Pierre from a Swamp Ogre, and rescues Marie Louise, a rich man's daughter, in the bargain. Read full book review >

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WARS AND WINTERS by Alfred Coppel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1993

"If only it weren't quite so predictable."
A Nazi dagger in the mail lures a middle-aged Californian back to Germany, where he was adopted and where his recurring nightmares seem to be set—in a chilly post-reunion thriller by the author of A Land of Mirrors (1988), etc. The dagger in question, a particularly rare bit of SS regalia, has been seen before. Read full book review >

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PIERRE PUVIS DE CHAVANNES by Aimée Brown Price
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"But in the spirit of everything old being new again, Puvis is garnering a second glance, most notably in an exhibition, curated by Price, at the Rijksmuseum Vincent Van Gogh in Amsterdam, to which this volume is a companion. (200 illustrations, 98 in color)"
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (182498) was for a long time the most celebrated painter of 19th-century France. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 1992

In this unflinching account of betrayed ideals, Wettlin, an American who went to Russia in 1932 for one year but fell in love and stayed another 50, gives a stunning and moving portrait of a long-suffering people ``essentially unpragmatic, uncompetitive, and acutely sensitive to the mystery of life.'' A native of Philadelphia, Wettlin went to the Soviet Union eager to contribute her skills as a high-school teacher to this nation that promised so much. Read full book review >

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NO-MATTER-WHAT FRIEND by Kari-Lynn Winters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"A bittersweet exploration of the enduring bond between a growing boy and his aging companion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A touching, understated story in which a boy looks back at growing up with his faithful dog, Bud. Read full book review >

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PIERRE IN LOVE by Sara Pennypacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An endearingly elegant pick for Valentine's Day, featuring well-matched art and text. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rodent Pierre—a wistful fisherman—is secretly in love with rabbit Catherine, an artistic ballet teacher whose studio he passes each morning. Read full book review >

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PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR by Susan Rayfield
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The book includes commentary from Renoir's son, filmmaker Jean Renoir, as well as recollections from the painter and his friends. (index) (Biography. 10-15)"
Readers learn in this pithy entry in the First Impressions series that one of today's most popular of the Impressionist painters was, in his lifetime, rejected from exhibitions and often struggled to make ends meet. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1995

"Although the translation is painfully unidiomatic, Seel's memoir is arresting as personal narrative and as an indictment of the selective French national memory."
An intriguing memoir of life during wartime and after, centering on a seldom discussed aspect of the Nazi agenda. Read full book review >