Search Results: "Alex de Wolf"


BOOK REVIEW

REUBEN AND BARNEY'S DAY ON THE FARM by Nannie Kuiper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Warm and subtly infectious. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Working on a farm is fun, especially when you do it with your best friend. Read full book review >

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LILA'S LITTLE DINOSAUR by Wolfram Hänel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"And it doesn't lose anything in the translation. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The little dinosaur follows Lila home from the Museum of Natural History, where Lila had been explaining to her father all about the different dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCE WITH FIVE HEADS by Barbara de Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"Good-humored fun, driven by an innately hilarious premise (well, to children anyway) and well-designed, inventive special features. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A prince who keeps losing his interchangeable heads annoys his royal mother no end in this droll original tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The volume's size may intimidate some readers, but this is a must for libraries, a treasure for classrooms. (expedition miscellany, bibliography, Internet resources, glossary) (Fiction. 10+)"
In the flood of volumes marking the bicentennial of the epic journey, Wolf manages something fresh and alive—a mammoth novel of poetic narratives in 14 voices that treats the trek to the Pacific and back as a drama of many players, many voices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Wading through a sticky swamp of jargon, readers will here and there find a flower of insight."
Wolf (Child Development/Tufts Univ.) rehearses the history of reading, reviews the latest research in what our brains are doing while we read and summarizes what's known about the complexities of reading, including causes of and remedies for dyslexia. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF THE RED DEER by Joan Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Though it lacks the geologic scope and visual sense of an Auel, its characters and themes are sharper—making it an exceedingly strong contender on the prehistoric-fiction front."
This fourth novel by the author of The Road to Avalon, Born of the Sun, and The Edge of Light travels backward in time from Dark Ages Britain—which has been Wolf's customary haunt—to the prehistoric world of Cro-Magnon man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 1997

"But the author's alternative to such confusion, an adaptation of Native American initiation rituals, seems unpersuasive and insufficient. (Author tour)"
This luminous personal memoir of a young girl's discovery and embrace of her own sexual desire is somewhat dimmed by the author's intrusive, familiar analysis of this culture's misrepresentation of female sexuality. Read full book review >

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THE NUNS OF SANT'AMBROGIO by Hubert Wolf
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"An eye-opening story of evil in a holy place."
The long-hidden story of the ultimate convent scandal, masterfully retold. Read full book review >

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SOUND by T.M. Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Smart, entertaining post-postmodernism, and with surfboards, too."
Clever debut novel of the Jersey Shore and more urbane environs by hip-hop journo and Yale Law grad Wolf. Read full book review >