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Sagan, Françoise

Summary: Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old CÃcile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. Freed from the stifling constraints of boarding school, she joins her fatherâa handsome, still-young widower with a wandering eyeâfor a carefree, two-month summer vacation in a beautiful villa outside of Paris with his latest mistress, Elsa. CÃcile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pocket 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Foreign Language, Call number: 468 SAG FRENCH

Saracino, Luciano

Summary: In this graphic novel adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic, the ex-convict Jean Valjean strives to build a new life in nineteenth century Paris and protect his adopted daughter, Cosette, but he is pursued by the fanatical police inspector Javert who does not believe in redemption--until it is too late for both of them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch books, a Capstone imprint 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 SAR

Venezia, Mike.

Summary: Briefly examines the life and work of the renowned twentieth-century artist, describing and giving examples from his various periods or styles.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Childrens Press 1988

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB PICASSO VEN

Mosse, Kate

Summary: In 1891, young Leonie Vernier arrive at the home of a young, willowy, and beautiful aunt in southwest France. Villagers claim that Leonie's late uncle died after summoning a demon from the old Visigoth sepulchre on its grounds. More than a century later an American graduate student, arrives to the same town while researching the life of Claude Debussy. There, a pack of Tarot cards and a piece...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Punto De Lectura 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.3 FICTION MOS

Faragher, John Mack

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W Norton & Co. 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 971.601 FAR

Greenly, Larry W.

Summary: Presents the life of the African American pilot who flew missions for France during World War I, experienced racial discrimination in the United States, was beaten in the Peekskill Riots of 1949, and became a member of the French Legion of Honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NewSouth Books 2013

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 921 Bullard 2013

Bailey, Katharine

Summary: Radisson and des Groseilliers were French explorers and fur traders. Their discoveries led to the creation of the Hudson Bay Company, Canada's oldest corporation and one of the oldest merchant companies in the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 971.01 BAI

Summary: In 1925 Luigi Pirandello brought his troupe to England as part of a worldwide tour. This program re-creates one day in London as "The Einstein of the Theater" watches his plays and, away from the footlights, confronts the paradoxical nature of his life. Portions of Six Characters in Search of an Author; Henry IV; Right You Are, If You Think You Are; and The Rules of the Game are meticulously...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Rusch, Elizabeth

Summary: "Una historia real sobre un científico contemporáneo que salvó la capa de ozono y el planeta, evitando un desastre en el medioambiente. Mario Molina es un científico mexicoamericano y un héroe de nuestros días que ayudó a resolver la crisis de la capa de ozono de la década de 1980. Se crió en la Ciudad de México y desde niño sintió curiosidad por los mundos ocultos que estudiaba a través de un...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile World Languages, Call number: J SPANISH 921 MOL

Summary: My role as a writer is to create positive myths, says Amin Maalouf. The Lebanese-born novelist and journalist also acknowledges "the material that history gives me." This program features conversations with Maalouf about his imaginative, historically grounded novels and his identity as a Christian Arab living in Paris. On-screen readings by the author present excerpts and themes from Leo...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: She was the sort of woman who spared neither herself nor others-and arguably qualifies as 20th-century France's greatest femme de lettres. In this interview, the late novelist and filmmaker talks openly about the hardship and the romance of her childhood in French Indochina, sharing how this period haunted her life and shaped her work. Excerpts from her films and readings from her books by...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Raboff, Ernest Lloyd.

Summary: A brief biography of the famous artist accompanies reproductions and analyses of several of his works.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: J.B. Lippincott 1987

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 PIC

Brown, Don

Summary: A graphic novel account of the giant dust storms in the Midwest in the 1930s discusses the ecological and agricultural damage caused by the storms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC BRO

Chandler, Matt

Summary: "This is the true story of one man's bravery, ingenuity, and daring determination as he trekked thousands of feet up in the mountains. Readers will learn about the struggles Sven Somme endured as he eluded 900 German soldiers set out to capture him."--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 940.53 CHA

Summary: Although mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella meets her prince with the help of her fairy godmother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ladybird Books 2012

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: SPANISH J468 TAY

Showell, Jak P. Mallmann.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sutton Pub. 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5459 SHO

Kilmeade, Brian

Summary: This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.47 KIL

Summary: Philip Cumbus is the King of Navarre and Michelle Terry is the Princess of France in this performance of Love's Labour's Lost at Shakespeare's Globe, London's faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599. True to the play's original Renaissance staging and costume, this production is a festive parade of every weapon in the youthful Shakespeare's comic arsenal-excruciating...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Irvine, Alexander (Alexander C.)

Summary: This graphic retelling of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission follows astronaut Michael Collins, commander of the lunar orbiter, to the far side of the moon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tilbury House Publishers 2017

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Summary: As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: disguises and love notes, poetry and brilliant conversation, gentle satire and full-on slapstick, and running throughout it all, passion! This staging-performed at Shakespeare's Globe, London's faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599-spotlights Naomi Frederick, Jack Laskey, Laura Rogers, Jamie Parker, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: For biographer Michael Holroyd, playwright George Bernard Shaw is practically an alter ego. Using archival footage and Holroyd's painstaking detective work, this intriguing program questions the extent to which Shaw's life and art fed upon each other, addressing issues including the effects of the triangle between his father, his mother, and Vandeleur Lee on his plays, as seen in Misalliance...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Weber, Ronald

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Vividly capturing the heady times in the waning months of World War II, Ronald Weber follows the exploits of Allied reporters as they flooded into liberated Paris after four dark years of Nazi occupation. He traces the remarkable adventures of the men and women who lived, worked, and played in the legendary Hotel Scribe, set in a highly fashionable part of the largely undamaged city. Press...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070.4 WEB

Summary: But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Performed at Shakespeare's Globe, London's faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599, Romeo and Juliet is arguably the best-loved of all love stories in Western literature. The play's masterful combination of lyricism, suspense, and dramatic changes of mood is dramatized by an...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Verne, Jules

Summary: This book tells the story of Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman who makes a fantastic trip as a bet. His adventures, with his French manservant Passepartout, by railway, steamship and elephant see him travel around the world pursued relentlessly by a detective who mistakes the traveler for a notorious criminal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallimard 2004

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 468 VER FRENCH

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