Search Results: "Sylvie Kantorovitz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY TINY BABY by Sylvie Kantorovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A laudably candid effort, unafraid to treat its readership with the utmost respect. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Just because a book fills a need, that doesn't guarantee its quality; fortunately, this book both addresses premature birth and succeeds marvelously. Read full book review >

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ZIG AND THE MAGIC UMBRELLA by Sylvie Kantorovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"For all its seeming strangeness, a comforting and familiar tale about a journey that ends in companionship and contentment. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A magic umbrella transports Zig to a faraway place where adventure and friendship await. Read full book review >

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GO TO BED, MONSTER! by Natasha Wing
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Knowing toddlers will eagerly reach for their own box of crayons. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Lucy, unable or unwilling to go to sleep, takes out crayons and paper and begins to draw. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, MISTER BEAR by Sylvie Wickstrom
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Arranged into three discrete mini-episodes, this girl-meets-bear tale is told in simple cartoons over brief snatches of monologue, with a charm that perfectly captures that special relationship and should please all young listeners deeply attached to their plush companions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Wickstrom draws inspiration from her own family for a Corduroy-like episode featuring a child and a bear with a boo-boo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF NIGHTS by Sylvie Germain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Sometimes short on inner energy, but, overall, a gloriously beautiful, gem-studded tapestry of human desire and suffering."
Germain's sixth book is her first to appear in English: a poetic saga that sweeps its way through a century of French history by following the generations of a symbol-rich family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Taking on a looming subject with intelligence and wit, Simmons manages to take the full measure of her man."
An elegant, deeply researched life of the Canadian musician, poet and novelist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Compass by Sylvie St. Marie
Released: April 15, 2013

"A sharp story with not one false note, rendered with eerie tones and a revealing commentary on money, power and loyalty."
A 14-year-old girl's supernatural talent sparks winds of change in this dystopian YA novel. Read full book review >

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THE SQUEAKY DOOR by Laura Simms
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Wickstrom's cartoon-style illustrations are appropriately lively and funny. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A favorite story by a gifted storyteller makes a winning picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT OF AMBER by Sylvie Germain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Night of Amber and its equally brilliant predecessor together comprise one of the most remarkably inventive French fictions since the heyday of Mauriac, Sartre, and Camus."
Night Of Amber ($23.95; Sept. 30; 336 pp.; 1-56792-090-X). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOSE TOOTH by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"While this entry works well as a beginning easy reader, it will also be popular in kindergarten and first-grade classrooms as a read-aloud and will fit right in to story hours with dental themes. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Losing that first tiny tooth is a huge event in the life of a child, celebrated here in this beginning easy reader from the I Can Read series. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING BIG by Sylvie Neeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2013

"A sweetly caught moment of youthful existentialism. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little one wants to do something big, even though he is a little one. Read full book review >