Search Results: "Sharon Arms Doucet"


BOOK REVIEW

FIDDLE FEVER by Sharon Arms Doucet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"Many readers won't relate to the unfamiliar setting or the passion for Cajun fiddling; this remains to be enjoyed by those who would follow their own passion no matter the context. (author's note, glossary, lyrics) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Inspired by the story of the late Creole fiddler Canray Fontenot, Doucet ( Why Lapin's Ears Are Long, 1997) tells of 14-year-old Felix LeBlanc and his passion for music. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Why Lapin's Ears Are Long (64 pp.; $18.95; PLB $19.99; Sept. 1997; 0-531-30041-2; PLB 0-531-33041-9): Compäre Lapin (a.k.a., Bre'r Rabbit) is the trickster rabbit of West Africa whose exploits, translated to Louisiana in the holds of slave ships, became the stuff of Creole and Cajun folktales. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2002

"This seamless blending of ambiance and language play makes it a must-have for storytellers and storylovers alike, and leaves us wondering what kind of conversations she is having with Lapin as he lollygags on her writing desk. (glossary) (Folklore. 6-12)"
Small of stature but brimming with brains, the trickster rabbit Lapin gets in and out of trouble faster than a Louisiana governor. Read full book review >

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ALLIGATOR SUE by Sharon Arms Doucet
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 6, 2003

"Laissez les bon temps roulez. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While Tarzan seems to have been relegated to the back shelf in recent years, here's an updated female version with a distinctly Cajun flavor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A simple, straightforward cautionary tale that foresees the distinct possibility of another fall from environmental grace. (8 pp. b&w photographs)"
The sorry tale, grimly and searchingly told by Arms, of Newfoundland's collapsed cod fishery and the social and economic havoc left in its wake. Read full book review >

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MY NEW YORK DIARY by Julie Doucet
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The hand-lettering, with some misspellings (French is the artist's first language), adds to the overall effect: spunky and smart, Doucet is the true voice of grrrrl power."
paper 1-896597-24-6 Among the younger generation of alternative comix artists, Doucet (best known for her comic book, Dirty Plotte) stands out for her engaging combination of a cartoonish style and frank realism; her postfeminist autobiographical tales are tough and self- effacing, bitchy and sweet, and all peopled with her rubbery characters with goofy oversized heads. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Fans of popular-science writing and Arctic buffs alike will learn much from Arms's adventure. (Author tour)"
A tale of science and discovery on the high, frozen seas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 1999

"For the artful, guileless Arms, one senses it comes down to the migratory urge, what he calls the 'oughtness' of wandering, in his case over big water, where he can 'focus on today and embrace the journey as if it were all of life.'"
Arms (Riddle of the Ice: A Scientific Adventure in the Arctic, p. 29) offers here some notes toward understanding sailors' profession to the sea and how they interpret that water world and their place in the brine. Read full book review >

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MY MOST SECRET DESIRE by Julie Doucet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2006

"Doucet's dreamscape is an intriguing place to visit, though it might be a little scary to live there."
A dirty mind proves creatively liberating and socially subversive, as this Montreal native finds catharsis for her deepest fears, desires and neuroses through these drawings of her dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALABASTER SHADOWS by Matt Gardner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2015

"Creepily imagined and entertaining. (Graphic horror. 7-12)"
A brother and sister learn their idyllic new neighborhood holds some nightmarish secrets. Read full book review >