Search Results: "Albert Sánchez Piñol"


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VICTUS by Albert Sánchez Piñol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"With extraordinarily gut-wrenching descriptions of bayonets, bloodshed and battle, and the terrors and tribulations inflicted upon besieged Barcelonians, Piñol makes real a tragedy that shaped Spain and Europe."
Imagining himself into the mind of a military engineer, Piñol (Pandora in the Congo, 2009, etc.) draws an epic tale from the 1714 Siege of Barcelona. Read full book review >

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COLD SKIN by Albert Sánchez Piñol
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 2, 2005

"Engrossing. For a novel that is as much parable as it is thriller, its impact is surprisingly emotional."
Published in Barcelona in 2002 and translated into 15 languages, this debut novel is a kind of Robinson Crusoe seen through dark glass. Read full book review >

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PANDORA IN THE CONGO by Albert Sánchez Piñol
Released: March 1, 2009

"A high-concept pastiche: part thriller, part romance, part parable, part darkest-Africa adventure. If it doesn't quite have the pop of Piñol's debut (Cold Skin, 2005), that's probably because it's more than twice as long."
A ghostwriter's ghostwriter hires on to save a man from hanging in this sly import first published in Spain in 2005. Read full book review >

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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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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 Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Another standout in a uniformly stellar series; here's hoping Einstein isn't the last Giant. (Biography. 10-14)"
As she did for Giants of Science Leonardo, Newton, Freud and Curie before him, Krull delivers a splendidly humane biography of that gold standard of brilliance, Albert Einstein. 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 >

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ALBERT SCHWEITZER by James Bentley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 1992

"An admirable if flawed addition, then, to Schweitzer studies. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Bentley (Martin Niemoller, 1984), a former Anglican priest, makes use here of hitherto unpublished material in the Albert Schweitzer Archive in Alsace to paint a disquieting portrait of a very puzzling man. Read full book review >

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ALBERT DOUBLES THE FUN by Eleanor May
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"An enabling alternative to or companion for Stuart Murphy's Double the Ducks, illustrated by Valeria Petrone (2003), in the venerable MathStart series. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
This new entry in the Mouse Math series sends Albert to the fair, where there are plenty of opportunities to double up. Read full book review >

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ALBERT GOES HOLLYWOOD by Henry Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"One of the better dinosaur fantasies. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Like the Biggest Bear, the friendly blue dinosaur that Liz brought home to L.A. from Baja California (How I Captured a Dinosaur, 1989) is growing so huge that he's becoming a problem: The PTA can no longer foot his food bill in exchange for educational services, and his job as a lifeguard ends with the summer. Read full book review >