Search Results: "Véronique Boisjoly"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANCIS, THE LITTLE FOX by Katty Maurey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The tale has a random feel about it, but one might suppose that underpants of any gender are always amusing to the under-7 set. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Translated from the French, this tale based on the app Renaud le petit renard perhaps loses something in print. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"An admirable work. (Poetry. 10+)"
Tadjo has selected an impressive array of poems that represent much of the story of Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REDEMPTION by Véronique  Launier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"Skip. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
To vampires, werewolves, zombies, pixies, merpeople, angels, demons and fairies, we can now add gargoyles. Read full book review >

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Gardeners by Véronique Bizot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2017

"Well regarded in France, her native country, Bizot's first appearance in this language is a gift to English-speaking readers."
A slim collection of stories by turns witty, mysterious, and absurd. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A rare and extraordinary portrait of Soviet society in a critical decade, comprising fear, bravery, bathos, tragedy, and even humorin sum, the broad range of human responses to inhumanity. (10 b&w photos)"
This is an ambitious attempt at writing Soviet history in a new key. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STILL MY GRANDMA by Véronique Van den Abeele
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Although Camille's process of accepting Grandma's new circumstances is unexplained, this is a gentle, effective, albeit slightly simplified tale of this increasingly common disease. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Camille and her grandma clearly share a very special relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Most of the retellings are flat and rushed, with the longer epochs compacted into bare synopses. (Folklore. 9-13)"
The uneven quality of the storytelling in this decoratively illustrated collection, as well as the stories chosen, make it more of a mixed bag than a treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE PEARLS by Elizabeth Stuart Warfel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Children do not need to know about that, however—the more important issue is whether they can find solace here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A gentle story, meant to comfort, has a plentiful supply of bathos. Read full book review >