Search Results: "Roger Duvoisin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF FOUR SEASONS by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1956

"Nice."
Father, Mother, Billy and Suzy buy a house in the country, a nice house with shutters, and their discussions about what color to paint it come to more than family quibbling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DONKEY-DONKEY by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1940

"More or less routine story with a moral."
It is a donkey that is dissatisfied this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DOLL FOR MARIE by Louise Fatio
Released: Oct. 1, 1957

<p>Marie, a poor Parisian child, acquired an antique doll through the fortuitous quarrel of a dachshund and a fox terrier. Read full book review >

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FISHING FOR METHUSELAH by Roger Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"A rousing adventure with irascible, lovable heros. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Roth delivers an unabashedly outrageous tale about the one that got away in this saga of two competitive fishermen and the wise fish that teaches them a lesson about friendship. Read full book review >

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REUNION by Roger Essley
by Roger Essley, illustrated by Roger Essley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"A creative introduction to time travel—and to the way that ordinary-seeming remnants of the past can become windows into a once-vibrant time. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
While Jon's grandmother naps, she leaves him to look at an old photo album entitled Paul's Fantastic Photos—1915. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Young readers will be more effectively wowed by Ann Bausum's more accurate, coherent and far better illustrated Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs (2000). (Fictionalized biography. 11-13)"
"True" in a broad sense at least, this profile of the distinctly Indiana Jones-like Roy Chapman Andrews sticks to the historical record in describing his monumental expeditions into remotest China and Mongolia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A brief discussion of the causes of extinction (hunting, habitat destruction, pollution, etc.), followed by units focused on continental regions and their special problems, each introducing 20 or so ``endangered'' or ``threatened'' animals (terms the author never defines), with color photos or illustrations of each animal, a few facts, common and scientific names, and size. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALBION'S DREAM by Roger Norman
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Goodbye, Mr. Chips where events have the potential for going wickedly awry—it's all in the roll of the dice. (Fiction. 12+)"
Edward Yeoman and his cousin John Hadley begin to play an ancient, handmade game called Albion's Dream without realizing, at first, that events they set in motion on the board are also transpiring, in parallel, in real life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA LEVEL by Roger King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Promising elements."
An ambitious and intelligent novel of a midlife crisis from British-born writer King (Horizontal Hotel, 1984)—but one let down by too much consciously fine writing and too few reasons for empathizing with the hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE ITSELF by Roger Ebert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Two thumbs sideways."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic reviews his life and career, finding much to be grateful for. Read full book review >