Search Results: "Aaron Frisch"


BOOK REVIEW

PIRATES AT THE PLATE by Mark Summers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"'Another game called on account of spaghetti.' Aarrrgh. Or conversely, yup, git along. Good fun, regardless of the dialect. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Cowboys and Pirates aren't just team names in this brangle on the base paths. Read full book review >

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DARK FIDDLER by Aaron Frisch
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A discography should have been included. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8 & up)"
His name is familiar today only to lovers of musical virtuosity, but in his brief life the Italian-born violinist and composer thrilled late 18th- and early 19th-century Europe with his brilliant style, unnatural technique and stage presence. Read full book review >

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A NIGHT ON THE RANGE by Aaron Frisch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Even the toughest little cowboy gets scared of the dark! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cole spends his suburban summer in boots, wrangler jeans and a ten-gallon hat, working on cowboy diction and a bow-legged walk. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY PINE by Aaron Frisch
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Beautifully turned phrases and perfectly captured descriptions beg for this to be used in middle- and high-school writing classes. (Picture book. 9-13)"
Poetic phrases and gorgeous illustrations introduce readers to the harsh environment of the Arctic. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN RED by Roberto Innocenti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"Older children, and perhaps even teens, might find this tale much to their liking; some, however, might find its darkness a little too unmitigated, despite the closing sign that says 'Happy End.' (Picture book. 8-12)"
A modern, urban, dream-and-nightmare scenario for Red Riding Hood, with a television-show ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAFKA by Reiner Stach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"A judicious, balanced assessment that makes palpable both Kafka's personal weirdness and his artistic mastery."
An astute analysis, by the German editor of Kafka's collected works, of the remarkable half-decade in which the Prague-based modernist wrote his best-known stories. Read full book review >

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KAFKA by Reiner Stach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The inaugural book, on the remarkable half-decade that produced The Metamorphosis, The Trial, and 'In the Penal Colony,' is still the best, but this slightly overstuffed volume completes an indispensable work about a key figure in 20th-century modernism."
The final installment in German scholar Stach's magisterial three-part biography (Kafka: The Years of Insight, 2013, etc.), covering, in appropriately Kafkaesque nonsequential fashion, the writer's childhood and youth. Read full book review >

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KAFKA by Reiner Stach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2013

"An illuminating book built, like its subject's life, on small episodes rather than great, dramatic turning points. Essential for students and serious readers of Kafka."
Conclusion of a massive, comprehensive life of the famed Czech/German/Jewish writer, chockablock with neuroses, failures and moments of brilliance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 2012

"A lukewarm buffet of blood and guts that may leave fans of the undead hungry for more."
A search to cure cancer threatens the world with an outbreak of "cannibalistic walking dead." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEONARDO’S LEGACY by Stefan Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2010

"This richly illustrated, engrossing account makes a good case that da Vinci was not only ahead of his time but ahead of our own."
A lucid examination of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), emphasizing his immense secret journal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIETRICH & RIEFENSTAHL by Karin Wieland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"A sweeping, revelatory dual biography."
Two icons and their turbulent times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOOLS RULE! by Aaron Meshon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Buy it along with a wooden tool set as a gift for an enterprising young carpenter. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Are there any tots who don't like to play with toy tools? Read full book review >