Search Results: "Viviane Schwartz"


BOOK REVIEW

VIVIANE by Julia Deck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"At one point, even the baby is 'trying to solve the mystery of causes and consequences,' which puzzled readers will immediately find relatable."
This debut by a French novelist puts a mystery inside a narrative puzzle. Read full book review >

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BERMUDA SCHWARTZ by Bob Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"The sunken-relic plot is serviceable, the Trimmingham subplot rather better. Zack himself remains an anti-authoritarian guy with attitude to spare who's just not as funny as he thinks he is."
Zack Chasteen, ex-football-playing ex-con, continues his tour of the Caribbean with a Bermuda idyll that mixes three parts rum to one part Da Vinci Code. Read full book review >

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IS THERE A DOG IN THIS BOOK? by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Eric Hill's classic Spot books come off as rather staid (not that that's necessarily a bad thing) next to this rambunctious, interactive hide-and-seek. (Novelty picture book. 3-5)"
The feline trio that tumbled through There Are Cats in This Book (2008) and There Are No Cats in This Book (2010) welcomes a new friend—and you can, too!Read full book review >

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HOW TO FIND GOLD by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"As much of a treasure as the gold they find. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Adventure-seeking red-dress-wearing brown girl + amenable crocodile = the perfect ingredients for finding a boatload of treasure. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPWALKERS by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"An intriguing premise, but it's too cramped and cryptic to reach its full potential. (Graphic fantasy. 10-13)"
From a floating, dream-proof Safe House, a diverse squad intrepidly issues forth to rescue children from attacks of nightmares in this melodramatic, rather confusing graphic outing. Read full book review >

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THERE ARE NO CATS IN THIS BOOK by Viviane Schwarz
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Schwarz's follow-up to the well-received, interactive There Are Cats in this Book (2008) falls short of the mark. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY AND THE STRONG PAJAMAS by Viviane Schwarz
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"The comic-inspired thick-line illustrations are a perfect marriage of the sense of humor of Lauren Child's Charlie and Lola and Kevin Henkes's Lilly for toddler boys (and girls). (Picture book. 2-8)"
Timothy Smallbeast wants desperately to be strong. Read full book review >

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THERE ARE CATS IN THIS BOOK by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A great choice for group sharing as well as one-on-one reader empowerment. (Lift-the-flap picture book. 2-5)"
Interactive flaps and a chatty, informal text in speech balloons ("Hello. Read full book review >

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SHARK AND LOBSTER’S AMAZING UNDERSEA ADVENTURE by Viviane Schwarz
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"There's a moral there, somewhere. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An undersea tale with a distinct Aesopian flavor, bound at the top so that it opens vertically. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE PATH by Viviane Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Moore's descriptions of the pilgrimage's hardships are gripping, but the prose in her English-language debut is turgid Ivanhoe with a Gallic accent."
Easter 1146: After thousands of pilgrims gather for the Paschal Mass in Le Puy, France, many of them will walk, some barefoot, in deadly winter weather over the Pyrenees to the Saint Jacques de Compostela in the northwest corner of Spain. Read full book review >