Search Results: "Arnold J. Pomerans"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A necessary purchase. (glossary, maps) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Her diary, a Broadway play, a movie and countless books about Anne have brought her to life for every generation after World War II. Read full book review >

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HOFFMAN’S HUNGER by Leon de Winter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Hopefully the first of many works in English from this talented novelist."
Food is a symbol for emotional hunger in Dutch writer de Winter's first novel to be translated into English. Read full book review >

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NIGHTFATHER by Carl Friedman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"Friedman's child narrator is a double-edged sword: at once a victim's victim and a faithful observer of a survivor's difficult reentry into civilization. (Fiction. All ages)"
Dutch author Friedman's first novel, and first to be translated into English, is a gut-wrenching fictionalized memoir of the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1954

"To any budding historian or serious scholar, a close study of Toynbee is basic to the challenge historical research poses today."
This does not presume to be a review or even an analysis of the final four volumes of the stupendous study projected in 1921, and in process- with a period of interruption caused by the war- from that day to this. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"The author's fluid, conversational style elevates Meagher's work from the weight that often bogs down other academic texts. Engaging and topical fare."
A thorough study of the roots of modern human trafficking and Chinese emigration. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"A winner. (Nonfiction. 6-11)"
A terrific example of the best sort of science book for young readers, this focuses on one aspect of birds, their ability to fly, and examines it from all angles. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"An appealing and useful purchase. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Whales, dolphins and porpoises, seals, sea lions and walruses, sea otters, polar bears, manatees and dugongs are the marine mammals described in this attractive offering. Read full book review >

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LET’S FIND IT! by Katya Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 2002

"An entertaining first-look for nature lovers. (Nonfiction. 3-6)"
Two dozen plants and animals are hidden in plain sight on each page of this nearly wordless picture book. Read full book review >

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SUPER FLY GUY by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Keep on buzzing, Fly Guy. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
The busy, buzzy beastie introduced in Hi! Read full book review >

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ULURU by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"The Anangu's near-constant presence in the text is not reflected in the pictures, which are nearly devoid of human figures—still, this makes a first-rate introduction to one of the planet's most awe-inspiring natural features. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
In this absorbing tour of Uluru (formerly known as Ayer's Rock) and Kata Tjuta, the similar but lesser-known formation nearby, veteran naturalist Arnold not only provides a systematic account of the area's geology and wildlife, she communicates great respect for its profound cultural and religious significance to the aboriginal Anangu clans that live nearby. Read full book review >

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EVEN MORE PARTS by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Fans of the first two will laugh their heads off with this entry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Arnold returns with a third dose of the idioms that torture poor literal-minded Chip. Read full book review >

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MORE PARTS by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"The gross-out factor is toned down for this sequel, but young readers who find Amelia Bedelia a trifle too self-possessed will warm to this neurotic young rhymester. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The literal-minded lad who worried so hilariously about losing his Parts (1997) returns for a series of anxiety-inducing encounters with figures of speech. Read full book review >