Search Results: "Anke Wagner"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 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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THE WHITE ASSASSIN by Hilary Wagner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The ending satisfies, but there are some definite loose ends. Look forward to more adventures in Nightshade City. (Animal fantasy. 9-12)"
The second installment of The Nightshade Chronicles doesn't disappoint. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Unflinching, humorous and heartfelt."
Print and public-radio journalist Wagner describes rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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Conquest Defiled by Robert Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2013

"A tale of war, love and religious strife by a promising new novelist."
A young man struggles against family, church and state to find love and a life of his own. Read full book review >

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FORCE MAJEURE by Bruce Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Richly done boffo winner."
Smashing debut novel in which screenwriter Bud Wiggin, a Thomas Wolfe for failed screenwriters, seems to be a stand-in for author Wagner—screenwriter of the stupid but successful Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills and Nightmare on Elm Street 3. Read full book review >

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SEIZURE by Erica Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Wagner's clean, sturdy prose imparts an inevitability to what is taboo, but some gratuitous mystification prevents a complete surrender to her spell."
The elemental passions of two siblings fuel this first novel, whose contemporary trappings fall away to reveal a fable outside time. Read full book review >

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THE EMPTY CHAIR by Bruce Wagner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"Wagner meditates on our fundamental cravings for connections—both human and divine—and meanings—both personal and cosmic—with wit, compassion and a sharp eye for the lies we tell ourselves."
Casting himself as a story collector, Wagner links two novellas, two narratives separated in time yet bound by a common motif: the empty chair, where loss, grief and death are seated. Read full book review >

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MY ELEPHANT CAN DO ALMOST ANYTHING by Anke de Vries
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"It's hard not to hope for more from de Vries and Walraven. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What a delight—a picture-book collaboration in the best sense of the term from an author and artist from the Netherlands. Read full book review >

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BRUISES by Anke de Vries
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"Although the story is grim, it exhibits occasional flashes of humor that make it bearable; readers will be glad (and relieved) that it ends on a hopeful note. (Fiction. 12+)"
A searing novel—sometimes painful to read, impossible to put down—about two troubled young people in Holland. Read full book review >