Search Results: "Arnold Pomerans"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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THAT APPLE IS MINE! by Katya Arnold
adapted by Katya Arnold, illustrated by Katya Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Political subtext aside, this makes an enlightened alternative to such trickster tales as Mirra Ginsburg's Two Greedy Bears (1976), in which the sly arbitrator gets the lion's share of the treat. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this version of a tale by early-20th-century Russian author Vladimir Suteev, Hare, Crow, and Hedgehog squabble so noisily over ownership of a fallen apple that they wake Bear, who suggests that they cut it into equal portions. Read full book review >

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DIRTY GERT by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Vegans, locavores, farm-to-table enthusiasts, take note—Gert is as organic as they come and a genuine delectation, worms and all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sweet little ragamuffin, by nature and nurture, is drawn to dirt. Read full book review >

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FLY GUY AND THE FRANKENFLY by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"The theme of friendship and loyalty endures in this enjoyable mock-horror tale for new readers. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
"It was a dark and stormy night" as series fans find Fly Guy and Buzz hard at work in their 13th adventure. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANTS CAN PAINT TOO! by Katya Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Beautiful photography displaying children, elephants and artwork set in a well-designed layout of large multi-colored text, coupled with green boxes filled with facts in a bold black font, add to the book's unique subject matter and appeal. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Art teacher Arnold, together with her artist husband, embarked on a project to support the diminishing number of Asian elephants. Read full book review >

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BUMPLES, FUMDIDLERS, AND JELLYBEANS by Arnold Spilka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This is even slighter than his last offering, Monkeys Write Terrible Letters (1994). (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
As is also true of the title, only a third of this gathering of nonsense will go down easily. Read full book review >