Search Results: "Suzanne Desrochers"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIDE OF NEW FRANCE by Suzanne Desrochers
Released: Aug. 6, 2012

"Vivid historical background wasted on unengaging fiction."
Desrochers' debut follows a spirited young woman from a grim charity hospital in 17th-century Paris to the equally challenging Canadian wilderness. Read full book review >

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ORIGINAL SIN by Lisa Desrochers
FANTASY
Released: July 5, 2011

"Fans of sexy encounters between celestials and infernals will eat this up. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
A demon-turned-human, a lecherous succubus, an angelic—if bratty—brother, an "insanely beautiful" archangel; with all these mystical creatures in her life, no wonder Frannie's overwhelmed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"Not recommended for readers looking to become more informed about this issue; suitable for those who already align with the authors' viewpoint."
Desrochers (Geography/Univ. of Toronto) and Shimizu formulate counterarguments to claims made by proponents of locavorism. Read full book review >

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FOX FORGETS by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Bear looks more than ever like a huggable bundle of shag in this gentle reminder that failures to communicate happen and are not of necessity punishable offenses. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this typically spare outing, Bear worries when little Fox neglects to tell him that Goose's absence is only temporary. Happily, the three splendid friends are reunited at the end. Read full book review >

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MY BEAR GRIZ by Suzanne McGinness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A winner for read-alouds, whether in groups or one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bear of imposing presence provides safety and joy in this visually distinctive debut. Read full book review >

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PIGGY MONDAY by Suzanne Bloom
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A needed theme with enough wit to make it palatable. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this wickedly humorous tale about the importance of manners, Bloom (The Bus for Us, not reviewed, etc.) brings the reader into Mrs. Hubbub's classroom, where the children spend the day learning an unforgettable lesson in respect. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An excellent report on a relatively new program. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Since 1977, ``Helping Hands'' has been training capuchin monkeys as assistants to quadriplegics. Read full book review >

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A NUMBER SLUMBER by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Count on this as a solid bedtime-book choice. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A bedtime-book/concept-book mashup for little ones. Read full book review >

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ALONE TOGETHER by Suzanne Bloom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Short on words and long on expressive artwork—a charming addition to a winning series for little ones. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Big, white, cuddly Bear tries to have quiet time alone. Read full book review >

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ARTICHOKE’S HEART by Suzanne Supplee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2008

"The answer here—which seems to be saying what matters is the heart while simultaneously saying what matters is the weight—is ambiguous on this point. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The overt story line in this touching novel is obese-girl-loses-weight, though it's really a story about developing self-esteem, connecting with family and friends and finding love. Read full book review >

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A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL by Suzanne Young
FANTASY
Released: June 21, 2011

"Charlotte's bleak tale provides an imaginative twist on the timeless battle between dark and light and, of course, sets up a potential sequel. (Supernatural romance. 12 & up)"
Yet another angel in human form reluctantly faces her uncertain destiny in a gripping supernatural romance. Read full book review >