Search Results: "beginning french"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2016

"A delightfully evocative farmhouse tale; as satisfying as a summer evening on a French terrace with a cool glass of rosé in hand."
A California couple realize their ambition of owning a house in rural France in this debut memoir by Les Américains. Read full book review >

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BEGINNING SCHOOL by Irene Smalls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Goffe's watercolors reflect the happy, sweet tone of the text in this serviceable book for family and classroom. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The first day of school, with all its attendant excitement, is presented from the point of view of Alicia, an African-American girl who joins a multiracial class. Read full book review >

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BEGINNING GYMNASTICS by Julie Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 1995

"Final chapters discuss competitive gymnastics—getting started, different levels of competition, what to expect at a meet—and finish up with a look at some advanced moves. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in the Beginning Sports series is a straightforward guide to basic gymnastics, illustrated throughout with dynamic full-color photographs of young athletes in action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"These essays can't be said to chart unexplored regions, but the ground Ehrenfeld covers gets a good and thorough turning."
Ehrenfeld (Biology/Rutgers; The Arrogance of Humanism, 1978, etc.) lambastes some richly deserving hate objects—greedheads, death merchants, control freaks, lusters after power, mossbacks, and scofflaws—folks busy turning planet Earth into a spiritual and environmental cesspool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRENCH LEAVE by Anna Galvada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"A slight novel with great—and eventually moving—insights into the dynamics of family life."
A family reunion of sorts, in which four siblings re-gather, reminisce and then once again split apart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Surprisingly thought-provoking and original table talk from the academy."
Perhaps the ultimate refutation to anyone claiming there is a single, simple answer to the question of why France invented and continues to set the world standard for haute cuisine.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"Insightful, thought-provoking, and wise—a treasure for all Jewish women seeking insights for the New Year."
Fascinating essays on Jewish women, holidays, and conception, as seen through the eyes of feminist thinkers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEGINNING  by M.J. Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"First of what promises to be a highly selective but at least not humorless set of introductions to biblical events. (Religion/fantasy. 8-10)"
An ancient scroll transports two modern children and a dog back to witness the biblical Creation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRENCH LESSONS by Ellen Sussman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"Pleasantly evocative escape to the City of Love."
Three attractive French tutors guide each of their American charges through an unforgettable day in Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"An engaging story of a sometimes rocky but ultimately affectionate relationship with another culture."
Love and adjustment in a foreign climate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2002

"There's always something afoot in these pages, but the atmosphere bespeaks sweet torpor as Greene pursues an infusion of pleasure, a modest slice of history, an honest sense of place."
The story of yet another French country house and its travails in the hands of its new, non-French owners, this time told in a relaxed, un-selfconscious, and observant fashion by poet Greene (American Spirituals, not reviewed). Read full book review >