Paradise by Fiona French

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Paradise showcases Fiona French's distinctive artwork that combines the flowing organic lines of Art Nouveau with the colorful luminous look of Louis Comfort Tiffany's stained glass. Twelve kaleidoscopic tableaux, accompanied by a straightforward, easy-to-understand narrative, portray the Old Testament story of creation — seven momentous days in which God creates the world: light and dark, sky and earth, fishes, birds, animals and finally man and woman. French returns to perhaps the most compelling text of the many available — the Authorized King James version of the Bible — to bring the Book of Genesis in all of its timeless drama into glowing perspective for young readers.
 

About Fiona French

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Fiona French won the 1986 U.K. Kate Greenaway Medal for Snow White in New York and the Sheffield Book Award for Anancy and Mr. Dry-Bone. Her Pepi and the Secret Names was one of Child Education's Best Story Books of 1994.
 
Published January 14, 2004 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Into their maw come visiting hippies, sailors, anthropologists, do-gooders, fodder for Dr. Barbara's final experiment: an all-female society with Neil its lone overworked stud, his death, it would seem, a foregone conclusion once a younger, stronger male appears.

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It’s also a replete and lively story, whose assured construction and pacing very gradually reveal such crucial life patterns and details as Flora’s abandonment of her abusive husband and her children and discovery of sexual fulfillment with a sympathetic Polish demimondaine, and Gauguin’s aggress...

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The Guardian

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The Way to Paradise is similarly concerned with the collision between the civilised and the barbaric worlds - and lest Gauguin appear too much of a romantic hero, Vargas Llosa revealingly notes in his description of the genesis of Manao Tupapau that "for an instant, while sodomising Teha'mana, h...

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BC Books

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Children of Paradise, Marcel Carné's 1945 film classic, joins his earlier Les visiteurs du soir on the roster of new restorations from The Criterion Collection.

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Second time through I enjoyed it much more but, on finishing it, I had many of the same reservations as I did the first time around.

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The Telegraph

In his fifth novel, Romesh Gunesekera turns from his habitual island settings of postcolonial Sri Lanka and Britain to another multilingual, multicultural island, with an added historical leap that takes us right back to colonialism.

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The Telegraph

It’s 1825, and the prim but feisty Lucy Gladwell is fresh off the boat from England, coming to stay with her jingoistic uncle in the newly British colony of Mauritius.

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Portland Book Review

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The New York Review of Books

La mort heureuse, volume 1 in a projected series of Cahiers Albert Camus, is a first novel, written between 1936 and 1938, about a hero called Mersault, which Camus, for reasons unexplained, never attempted to have published.

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