• Fred Patten Reviews A Goofy Guide to Penguins Authors:  Jean-Luc Coudray & Philippe Coudray Publisher:  TOON Book ISBN-10:  1-9351-7996-9 ISBN-13:  978-1-9351-7996-2 Disclosure:  A free copy of this book was furnished by the publisher for review, but providing a copy did not guarantee a review. This information is provided per the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission. Everyone loves […] Fred Patten No responses January 30, 2016
  • Peaches for Father Francis Peaches for Father Francis Author: Joanne Harris Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Imprint: Viking USA Pub Date: October 02, 2012 ISBN: 9780670026364 One of the things I love about Joann Harris’ novels is her skill with language. It is lovely, almost like a poem or a song. Her words skate gracefully along the edges of hyperbole […] Gina Ruiz One response October 2, 2012
  • The Second Empress: A Novel of Napolean’s Court The Second Empress: A Novel of Napoleon’s Court Author: Michelle Moran Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Imprint: Crown Trade Pub Date: August 14, 2012 ISBN: 9780307953032 Much has been written about Josephine, Napoleon’s lover, wife and Empress, but what about the second empress? To be honest, I’ve never given her much thought. Like most people, I […] Gina Ruiz No responses June 25, 2012
  • Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow   Title:  Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow SubTitle:  A Novel of Marie Antoinette Author:  Juliet Grey Publisher:  Random House Publishing Group Imprint: Ballantine Books Pub Date:  May 15, 2012 ISBN:  9780345523884 In the sequel to BECOMING MARIE ANTOINETTE, Juliet Grey takes the reader by the hand and leads them through the young queen’s day […] Gina Ruiz No responses May 30, 2012
  • The Professor’s Daughter The Professor’s DaughterAuthors: Joann Sfar & Emmanuel GuibertPublisher: First SecondISBN 13: 978-1-59643-130-0ISBN 10: 1-59643-130-X Book Description from the publisher: A 3,000-year-old romance.Joann Sfar and Emmanuel Guibert bring the true spirit of Victorian London to life in this witty, engaging, sepia-colored tale of a proper but mischievous young girl and the mummy who opens his eyes […] Gina Ruiz One response February 25, 2007
  • The Pull of the Ocean The Pull of the Ocean Author: Jean-Claude Mourlevat, Translator: Y. Maudet Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers ISBN-10: 0385733488 ISBN-13: 978-0385733489 The Pull of the Ocean is a wild little story based upon the tale The Adventures of Tom Thumb by Charles Perrault and I absolutely adored it. Yann Doutreleau has six brothers, all tall […] Gina Ruiz No responses January 18, 2007
  • The Silver Donkey The Silver DonkeyAuthor: Sonya HarnettIllustrator: Don PowersPublisher: Candlewick PressISBN: 0763629375 This is one of the most elegantly simple and beautiful stories I’ve read in quite a while. The book reminds me of classics like The Secret Garden and has many of the elements of a classic tale from the early 20th century. It is World […] Gina Ruiz No responses December 23, 2006