Search Results: "Stéphane Hébert"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"An astute and sensitive translation brings this charming work to light for American audiences."
New translation of a whimsical 20th-century travelogue. Read full book review >

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SCISSORS by Stéphane Michaka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Daring and impressive."
Loosely based on the life of Raymond Carver, this book is more than a love triangle—it's a love polygon?—of a writer, his work, his editor, his significant other and alcohol. Read full book review >

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REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST by Stéphane Heuet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Inviting enough to make readers seek out the novel—which means Heuet has done his job."
This comic-book version of Proust's masterpiece caused quite a stir when it first appeared in France, but the hoopla is undeserved. Read full book review >

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BETTY BUNNY WANTS A GOAL by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Betty fails to score with this underinflated effort. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Betty Bunny returns for a fourth entry in this successful series, focusing this time on scoring a goal for her soccer team. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"A well-crafted introduction to an alternative aspect of the holiday with room for discussion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A common practice for many Jews at the time of the New Year is to perform the very public ceremony of Tashlich, or "casting off" of sins, with a symbolic throwing of bread crumbs into a body of water (stream, river, etc.). Read full book review >

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MINDWARP by Richard Hébert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2011

"A beguiling blend of high-concept narrative and old-school literary chops."
This scintillating collection of a novella and eight short stories uses offbeat character studies to wrestle with snaky issues of identity and self-knowledge. Read full book review >

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ROSIE AND BUTTERCUP by Chieri Uegaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"This understanding offering is bound to reassure young readers also struggling to adjust to a new sibling. (Picture Book. 3-7)"
Rosie is supremely satisfied with her perfectly ordered life. Read full book review >

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FOOTWORK by Roxane Orgill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Pair this with aural and visual treats from the performers' stellar careers. (selected bibliography of adult titles, selected discography, suggested films, television, website) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Focusing on Fred and Adele's childhood and acts, Orgill chronicles the siblings' hard work as child dancers on the vaudeville and small-time music-hall circuits. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This companion to What to Expect When You're Expecting Larvae (2011) is enormously appealing, an offbeat approach to learning about the natural world that targets exactly the stage young readers most want to know about. (glossary, selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 6-11)"
Directed at marsupial parents of all kinds, from kangaroos and koalas to possums and bandicoots, this tongue-in-cheek guide to joey development takes it step by step, from the birth of your pinkie to where your baby goes after it leaves the pouch. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Unfocused, and not for the fainthearted, but a clarion call for the like-minded that will perhaps attract the curious as well."
An intellectual autobiography by the French activist who wrote Time for Outrage, the pamphlet some claim sparked the Arab Spring. Read full book review >

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ROLAND by Nelly Stéphane
Released: June 15, 1958

"Little Roland has an extraordinary gift with the crayon. In fact, whatever he draws comes to life. A delightful knock, but at times it gets complicated, for outside of his ability to draw poor little children the gifts they could normally not afford, he also threatens his mother with turning her tidy home into a menagerie of animated creatures. Roland compromises in the end, but not until he and his renders have enjoyed an afternoon of most lively Gallic whimsy.</p>"
<p>There is no doubt about it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Nevertheless, this is a welcome and necessary essay in provocation—a lively, readable hornet-stirring in defense of free expression."
The late Charlie Hebdo editor, murdered two days after completing this book, speaks about self-censorship, oppression, and religious zealotry.Read full book review >