Search Results: "Stéphane Michaka"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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DISASTER FALLS by Stéphane Gerson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"An unflinchingly honest, moving memoir of loss and recovery."
How the author and his family overcame the loss of a child. 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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EARTH TO AUDREY by Susan Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A sweet celebration of summer, of pleasantly unpredictable new friends and of the pleasures of taking fresh looks at everyday things. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Catching sight of his summer neighbor sticking her face into a stream, a lad decides that she must be a space alien, and hastens to make her acquaintance. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

A spoof on the popular parenting books, this answers the burning questions of insect parents-to-be and is chock full of fascinating (and sometimes disgusting) facts that are sure to grab human readers' interest. Read full book review >

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THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT by Edward Lear
POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Delicious. (Picture book/poetry. 10+)"
A new entry in the Visions in Poetry series offers readers a sophisticated reimagining of Lear's classic children's poem without losing any of its traditional whimsy in the doing, thanks to playful line-and-watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER KNOWS THE NAMES OF THINGS by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"There is time enough for kids to learn their parents have feet of clay—this breath of fresh air is just right until then. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"My father knows the names of things, / Each bird that sings, / Their nicknames, too, // He knows the names of dogs / And cheese // And seven words that all mean blue." Read full book review >

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I REMEMBER MISS PERRY by Pat Brisson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A tasteful and valuable contribution. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Young Stevie and his classmates experience human loss for the first time when a beloved teacher dies. Read full book review >

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SUKI’S KIMONO by Chieri Uegaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A wonderful story about being yourself, with the added bonus of teaching readers a little about Japanese culture. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
On the first day of school, Suki is determined to wear her favorite clothes, even though her two older sisters don't approve. Read full book review >