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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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

MRS. MEYER THE BIRD by Wolf Erlbruch
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book is very nearly a piece of art, both in the tender, offbeat story and in the illustrations. Mrs. Meyer is a worrier and not just about the small stuff. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE STONE by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Map; pronunciation guide; note about the Zapotecs. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
In appealing, handsomely composed color photos and a brief but informatative text, a portrait of Leodegario Vicente Golan Ruiz (``Leo'') and his large family, whose tapetes (rugs or hangings) are ``famous throughout Mexico.'' At six, Leo is already a weaver of ``small tapetes in simple patterns.'' Wolf details his typical day (including school), tells how his family celebrates ``The Days of the Dead'' and other holidays, and depicts visits to the ancient capital of the Zapotecs (their ``impressive culture'' was one of several that were flourishing when the Spaniards arrived in A.D. 1519) and to a market (Leo's work sells quickly, but the low price two of his mother's tapetes bring is matter of concern to these hardworking people). 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

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY by Kristen Wolf
Released: July 12, 2011

"Wolf cleverly uses the story of Jesus to create an alternate ending to the Crucifixion, in which the Sister's message of peace is perverted, but her insertion of a kind of New Age philosophy somewhat diminishes an otherwise fascinating idea."
In this intriguing debut novel the author imagines the life of Jesus, recast as a woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Love Me Never by Sara Wolf
Released: April 5, 2016

"A complex, witty page-turner, ideal for YA fans of scandal and romance."
This hilarious, dark YA novel, the first in Wolf's (Disarranged, 2013, etc.) Lovely Vicious series, examines the difficulties of love and high school through the scornful eyes of a teenager who's droll beyond her years. Read full book review >