Search Results: "Anke de Vries"


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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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RAF by Anke de Vries
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Pure delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beloved toy is lost and found again—well, not exactly, but close enough—in this charming, lighter-than-air import. 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 >

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OF CATS AND KINGS by Clare de Vries
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2002

"Irritatingly sprightly and trying way too hard to be witty, insightful, and original."
Bereft of the Burmese who accompanied her across the US in I & Claudius (1999), British freelancer de Vries travels to Myanmar in search of a replacement—and chronicles the results in this energetic but unevenly engaging memoir. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT BAG CHRONICLES by Hilary de Vries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2005

"The Day of the Locust it ain't—but de Vries's slight confection offers great entertainment."
An all-the-angles-working film publicist seeks earthly happiness. Failing that, she throws a bunch of parties. Read full book review >

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SO 5 MINUTES AGO by Hilary de Vries
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"Time-passing fluff of the most anemic kind."
Gossip! Scandal! Hollywood! A story about all these—yet none of them made exclamation-mark worthy. Read full book review >

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DE NIRO by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An impressive biography that will surely stand as the definitive De Niro volume."
The life and work of the legendary actor. Read full book review >

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DE GAULLE by Jean Lacouture
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"A leisurely biography that stints on explaining how de Gaulle worked his imperious will, but scores in detailing his evolution as a symbol of national unity and as a geopolitical realist. (Photographs.)"
Lacouture follows up his De Gaulle: The Rebel, 1890-1944 (1990) with another admiring volume, tracing how the triumphant leader of the Free French consolidated his position as the colossus bestriding his country's political institutions. Read full book review >

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DE-EXTINCTION by Rebecca E. Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A staid but intellectually stimulating excursion across one of modern biology's most promising, and controversial, frontiers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
"Extinction is essentially a one-way street. Or is it?" Read full book review >

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NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS by Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"He also devotes considerable space to a discussion of the nature of the magnificent sculptures of saints, sinners, and demons added to the exterior of the cathedral, and its stained-glass windows. (262 illustrations, including 138 in color)"
While art historian Erlande-Brandenburg's careful, vigorous study of the construction of one of the greatest medieval cathedrals and of the symbolic intentions of its architecture, sculpture, and stained glass, does not break new ground, it does offer a clear, useful review of Notre Dame's long history and importance. Read full book review >