Search Results: "Sarah Ardizzone"


BOOK REVIEW

LINE OF FIRE by Barroux
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"American children, at least, may not shed many tears, but they should come away feeling closer to understanding what that century-old conflict must have been like to those who fought in it. (Graphic memoir. 11-14)"
An unusually personal view of World War I's early days, conveyed by new illustrations grafted to a French soldier's chance-found diary. Read full book review >

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A PRINCE WITHOUT A KINGDOM by Timothée de Fombelle
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Mournful at times but also illuminated with moments of humanity and grace: a worthy sequel. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Vango's search for the truth of his identity continues, leading him on dangerous escapades across World War II-era Europe and New York City. Read full book review >

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VANGO by Timothée de Fombelle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Beautiful writing, intricate plotting, and breathless reveals—plus several plucky female leads—make this a must-read. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Minutes from joining the priesthood in 1934, Vango, who was found washed ashore on a tiny Italian island as a toddler, must suddenly avoid both arrest and a simultaneous assassination attempt. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WITH THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART by Mathias Malzieu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"'I'm a human gimmick,' confesses Jack, 'who wishes he could ditch the special effects.' The author should have ditched them too."
First the broken heart, then love, in this reverse-sequence fantasy about a medical freak, French musician/novelist Malzieu's first U.S. publication. Read full book review >

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TOBY ALONE by Timothée de Fombelle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"Witty, original and devastatingly entertaining. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
An adventurous fable stars a miniscule hero facing massive ordeals. Read full book review >

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TOBY AND THE SECRETS OF THE TREE by Timothée de Fombelle
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A mess, but a spectacular one. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
A Lilliputian world yields sharp political satire in this adventure fable, sequel to Toby Alone (2009). Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED HOOD by Marjolaine Leray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"It definitely conveys a sense of power and control that small children in red cloaks don't often get to enjoy. Gruesomely satisfying. (Picture book. 6-12)"
Two colors, minimal words, no grandma and a role reversal make for an eye-opening take on the traditional story. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE PRINCE GRAPHIC NOVEL by Joann Sfar
adapted by Joann Sfar, illustrated by Joann Sfar, translated by Sarah Ardizzone
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A rare miss from an otherwise adept and engaging artist; opt for the original and an evening under the stars. (Graphic classic. 8 & up)"
A prolific comic-book artist tackles the beloved standard of French children's literature in graphic form with middling results. Read full book review >

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TAKING IT HOME by Tony Ardizzone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Nostalgic narratives with no frills."
The style and originality lacking in these 12 commonplace stories is almost made up for in sincerity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2007

"The prose is workmanlike, but Ardizzone (American Studies/Notre Dame) makes an important contribution by bringing Greene's little-known, culturally significant work to light."
Thorough biography of the intriguing woman who organized financier J.P. Morgan's rare books and illuminated manuscripts. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2001

"A decidedly jarring echo from the Roaring Twenties, neatly culled from press reports."
The bizarre Jazz Age tale of a dopey aristocrat and the lowly young woman he wed then tried to shed, invoking some highly charged issues of sex, class, race, and forgotten niceties. Read full book review >

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SEE THE WORLD THROUGH SCARLET-TINTED GLASSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Beneath the Shine by Sarah Fine

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine
BFF Charms: Eventually, With Benefits
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Politechs
Bonus Factor: The Scarlet Pimpernel
Factor: Politics
Anti-Bonus Factor: Needs a Glossary
Relationship Status: Concerned Constituent

Cover Story: Beneath … the Shine

This cover is a little on the nose. It’s pretty, and the ...


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