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There is definitely a Bemelmans' cult, and some of his earlier work- now out of print- has helped build that enthusiastic corps of admirers. One of my early favorites was My War With the United States, in which a youth from the Tirol found himself in the U.S.Army. Here it is- the first panel of his adventures in this composite portrait. Small Beer is here, too, and The Donkey Inside (possibly the least well known) as it takes him to South America. The more recent I Love You, I Love You, I Love You has some of his most hilarious adventures and misadventures — but, if I remember some of the Barbara episodes in the original volume, this is made up of selections, not the complete book. In addition there are a number of other pieces, including some "Barbara" episodes (one entitled Camp Nomopo, which numerous parents will find appealingly familiar) which I don't remember reading in any previous Bemelmans volume....All in all, varied fare, in the best Bemelmans' tradition. It should make new converts.

Pub Date: Oct. 7, 1955

ISBN: 0670785652

Page Count: 503

Publisher: Viking

Review Posted Online: Oct. 25, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1955

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Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...

Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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This is not the Nutcracker sweet, as passed on by Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa. No, this is the original Hoffmann tale of 1816, in which the froth of Christmas revelry occasionally parts to let the dark underside of childhood fantasies and fears peek through. The boundaries between dream and reality fade, just as Godfather Drosselmeier, the Nutcracker's creator, is seen as alternately sinister and jolly. And Italian artist Roberto Innocenti gives an errily realistic air to Marie's dreams, in richly detailed illustrations touched by a mysterious light. A beautiful version of this classic tale, which will captivate adults and children alike. (Nutcracker; $35.00; Oct. 28, 1996; 136 pp.; 0-15-100227-4)

Pub Date: Oct. 28, 1996

ISBN: 0-15-100227-4

Page Count: 136

Publisher: Harcourt

Review Posted Online: May 19, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1996

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