Search Results: "Albert Lorenz"


BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"This fits nicely with Tohby Riddle's The Singing Hat (p. 187). (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young recluse makes an unusual connection to the outside world in Napoli's (Beast, 2000, etc.) first picture book. Read full book review >

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HOUSE by Albert Lorenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"However, the artwork is deeply satisfying and the throng of informational tidbits keeps readers turning the pages, to savor slowly or devour in one sitting. (Picture book. 7-12)"
This handsome book, subtitled "Showing How People Have Lived Throughout History with Examples Drawn from the Lives of Legendary Men and Women," comes in the wake of Lorenz's Metropolis (1996) and is just as meticulously crafted. Read full book review >

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METROPOLIS by Albert Lorenz
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

A full-color time-traveling tour through ten cities. Read full book review >

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LORENZ HART by Frederick Nolan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A sympathetic account for fans of the musical theater of the '30s and '40s. (15 b&w photos, not seen)"
An old-fashioned Broadway biography of Richard Rodgers's first lyricist. Read full book review >

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THE TROJAN HORSE by Albert Lorenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Marcia Williams uses a similar graphic format to better effect in her Iliad and the Odyssey (1996). (author's note) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Lorenz largely leaves behind the intricately wrought landscapes and structures of his earlier works for this comic strip-style retelling of the siege of Troy. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Within these pages are funny details for the Where's Waldo? set, with a sophisticated comedic embrace for older children, and some set pieces, dry as tinder, that will spark laughter in onlooking adults. (Picture book. 7+)"
Lorenz and Schleh (House, 1998, etc.) have wonderfully imagined 14 places or structures made famous by myth and legend, offering wry commentary and myriad details to pore over. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The telling combines several versions into a conventional whole, but Jack's courage and mechanical ingenuity have never been shown to better advantage. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
A "Jack" for budding engineers and architects; positing that the giant's coins, hen and harp are also outsized, Lorenz has the intrepid young thief devise sets of wheels and pulleys from buttons, pins, and string to haul his prizes out of the castle. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Inspired by an exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, this makes an absorbing cultural, if not literary, journey. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 8-10)"
With a perfunctory plotline, but careful attention to visual detail, the authors take a downriver journey with a prehistoric trading expedition, from the site of present-day Detroit to the bustling Mississippi metropolis that was, until the 19th century, North America's largest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Period b&w photos; further reading; chronology; index. (Biography. 11-13)"
An easy, accessible life of the great humanitarian, with an impassioned afterword. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Milton Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2008

Einstein shows no signs of losing his spot as Most Famous Scientist Ever, and here Meltzer makes a brave attempt to explain to younger middle-grade readers why that should be so. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"A useful addition to collections for young readers. (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
MacLeod (Lucy Maud Montgomery, 2001, etc.) covers a lot of ground in this brief biography of Albert Einstein: school, early career in a Swiss patent office, early days as a professor in Bern, becoming friends with Marie Curie, choosing work over family, WWII and the move to Princeton, New Jersey, and the post-war years as a citizen of the world. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Albrecht Fîlsing
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"While it sheds interesting light on many aspects of Einstein's life, this biography will be of more interest to the specialist than to the general reader."
Another full-scale biography, this one translated from the German, of the preeminent physicist of modern times. Read full book review >