Search Results: "Anke Faust"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE GREEN GOOSE by Adele Sansone
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"Both versions make low-key, indirect ways of introducing younger children to the ideas of single parenthood and of mixed-race (not to mention -species) adoption. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this significantly revised and newly illustrated edition of a 1999 import, a gander who yearns to be a Dad gets his wish when an untended dragon egg turns up. Read full book review >

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RAHOOLA'S SONG by Robert Anke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"A worthy-enough lesson in a passable package. An additional title at best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
All that glitters can turn a raccoon's head, but how much is enough? Read full book review >

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TIM'S BIG MOVE by Anke Wagner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A fresh, comforting take on a familiar theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Will new friends mean that Pico will no longer be Tim's "best cuddle buddy"? Read full book review >

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SPLIT IMAGE by Ron Faust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 1997

"The spare, surrealistic mastery of just the right detail makes this Faust's most rewarding thriller since his return to fiction with In the Forest of the Night (1992)."
As if in a dream, a washed-up Chicago playwright sleepwalks into murder, then into taking over the life of the man he killed. Read full book review >

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JIM DANDY by Irvin Faust
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 1994

"You're better off renting a wreck than trying to jump-start this lemon."
Faust (Newsreel, 1980, etc.) returns to the novel after a 14- year hiatus in this impenetrable tale comprised of shards of dialogue and a fragmented plot. Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE DARK LAKE by Ron Faust
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Memo to the author (Fugitive Moon, 1995, etc.): Stick to overplotted actioners."
Deadly shenanigans on a mad billionaire's private island. Read full book review >

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FUGITIVE MOON by Ron Faust
Released: April 1, 1995

"Faust could be criticized for his indifferent plotting, but Ted Moon's outrageous manic tirade is strong medicine: hits hard, but has a tonic effect."
Faust's novels were well-received in the 1970s, but he couldn't find a publisher in the '80s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREY MOUSE by Anke de Vries
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"An affirming read. (Picture book. 2-6)"
First published in the Netherlands, this uncomplicated tale about friendship and the journey to self-acceptance now debuts in the US. Read full book review >

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IN THE FOREST OF THE NIGHT by Ron Faust
Released: March 1, 1993

"Snows of Kilimanjaro,'' Faust's study of their violation taps deep into a powerful question: Is there life after melodrama?"
A gaping trapdoor abruptly plunges Dr. and Mrs. Liberal America into a Central American inferno—only to have them emerge with indelible scars in Faust's first novel since The Burning Sky (1978). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST A MINUTE! by Anke Kranendonk
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1998

"A one-joke book that falters between the premise and the punch line. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In a familiar situation, a child seeks his mother's attention. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE FROG by Anke Dammann
by Anke Dammann, illustrated by Anke Dammann, developed by Oetinger GmbH
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2011

"This is one adventure best left hidden. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A simple, predictable story of animal friends playing hide-and-seek loses itself in the telling. Read full book review >

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THE COYOTE KINGS OF THE SPACE-AGE BACHELOR PAD by Minister Faust
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"The pop-obsessed male-bonding of Kevin Smith mixed with the wit of Neal Stephenson and set to a Public Enemy soundtrack."
The fate of the world is about to be decided in an epic battle—in Edmonton. Read full book review >