Search Results: "April Willy"


BOOK REVIEW

THREE CUPS by April Willy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A good introduction that should be paired with some other books to round out and develop kids' understanding of money and allowances. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Three mismatched teacups from the cupboard are not exactly what a 5-year-old boy hopes to receive for a birthday gift, but with some parental guidance, they help set them on a path to sound financial well-being. Read full book review >

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THE ABC OF FABULOUS PRINCESSES by Willy Puchner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Those who willingly follow aural and visual enticements to other realms will be enchanted. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is not your mother's abecedary. There is a letter on every spread, and Princess Anna does present an ambrosia apple, but that is where the similarity stops. Read full book review >

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HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A MOOSE BRUSHING HIS TEETH? by Jamie  McClaine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Subliminal fun that is likely to increase kids' interest in dental hygiene. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Due to neglect, Moose's teeth have become a green, slimy mess. Will sparkling moose paste restore his pearly whites? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCING WITH DADDY by Willy Welch
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Logic is a feeble reed in this instance: the animals sport anthropomorphic expressions and are all actively participating even though it's night, but the elusive childhood magic of dancing with one's father is captured with all its silliness and magnificence intact. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The first spread of this rhyming tale shows a charming domestic tableau full of affectionate detail: a teapot on the table where a brown-haired daughter plays cards with her parents, Mama's bare feet with red toenails, and a windchime tinkling in the open window. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNE FRANK by Willy Lindwer
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"Anne Frank would have been 63 this year; Lindwer's invaluable effort picks up where the diary of the century leaves off."
An enlightening, harrowing set of first-person narratives by six women who knew Anne Frank before the war and during her final hellish months in German extermination camps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOTEL LIFE by Willy Vlautin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"A simple story, well told."
In the debut novel from Vlautin, member of the country-rock band Richmond Fontaine, misfit brothers, short on luck and long on love, go on the lam in the aftershock of horror. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LIFE IN POLITICS by Willy Brandt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An ambitious, sometimes lively appraisal of foreign policy and postwar politics. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
In a rambling but informative memoir, the former chancellor of West Germany and ex-mayor of Berlin details his substantial role in the politics of postwar Europe. Read full book review >

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NORTHLINE by Willy Vlautin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Spare and strangely moving."
An unflinching look at people living on the edge in Vegas and Reno. Read full book review >

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THE FREE by Willy Vlautin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Vlautin writes cleanly, beautifully about the people who hang on despite odds. This is a fine novel, grim but bounded by courage and kindliness."
Vlautin's fourth novel (Lean on Pete, 2010, etc.), about damaged people caring for each other across a spectrum of society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

Here, Schumann (German Literature and Language/Smith College) presents an absorbing and thoughtful recollection of—and attempt to understand—his childhood and adolescence in Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 28, 2016

"A unique, engaging problem-solver, although skeptics may see it as merely a novelty."
An unusual interpretation of the I Ching, devised to aid modern-day readers caring for loved ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UGLIFIED DUCKY by Willy Claflin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This is one not to be missed. (audio CD) (Picture book. 3-10)"
Maynard Moose relates the tale of the Uglified Ducky, a moose who lost his way and found a home with a "fambly" of ducks. Read full book review >