Search Results: "Bernard Frechtman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 1964

"That a master wrote Les Mots is unquestionable, that he wrote from the heart is not."
Can it be that this the most beautifully written, the most perfectly proportioned of anything Sartre has done will turn out to be his most beloved, or at any rate, most popular work? Read full book review >

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COMING TO AMERICA by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Lacking an index or bibliography, this will still provide insight into the daily life of a recently arrived family. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
An experienced photo-essayist, Wolf often takes on difficult topics. Read full book review >

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MOULDYLOCKS by Bernard Lodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lodge's illustrations have the look of woodcuts, with thick lines and evenly applied color; Mouldylocks, curly hair wriggling beneath pointed black hat like spinach linguini, makes an earnest foil for her mercurial friends. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A surprise birthday party for Mouldylocks the young witch deteriorates into amusing, wizardly warfare when her three adult hosts take to cheating at the games. Read full book review >

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TANGLEBIRD by Bernard Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"The lesson about channeling chaos into creativity may be somewhat muted, but manipulated; children will like Tanglebird's triumph over those who once mocked him. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Detailed woodcuts colored in soft pastels add visual interest to this didactic story. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE STONE by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Map; pronunciation guide; note about the Zapotecs. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
In appealing, handsomely composed color photos and a brief but informatative text, a portrait of Leodegario Vicente Golan Ruiz (``Leo'') and his large family, whose tapetes (rugs or hangings) are ``famous throughout Mexico.'' At six, Leo is already a weaver of ``small tapetes in simple patterns.'' Wolf details his typical day (including school), tells how his family celebrates ``The Days of the Dead'' and other holidays, and depicts visits to the ancient capital of the Zapotecs (their ``impressive culture'' was one of several that were flourishing when the Spaniards arrived in A.D. 1519) and to a market (Leo's work sells quickly, but the low price two of his mother's tapetes bring is matter of concern to these hardworking people). Read full book review >

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A PAIR OF PROTOCERATOPS by Bernard Most
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The highlight, however, is Most's pink-and-purple palette, which is playful and perfectly pleasing to the eye. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Dinosaur fans will instantly warm to this friendly prehistoric duo and their endearing playmates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LYLE AT THE OFFICE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This latest addition to the Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile series meanders a bit, but most would follow the lovable Lyle anywhere, and Waber's illustrations are, as usual, completely winning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lyle the crocodile is back and he's in demand, especially when he goes with Mr. Primm to the office. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIPPOPOTAMUS HUNT by Bernard Most
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A very, very modest entertainment. (Fiction/Picture book. 3- 8)"
From wordplay author Most (Zoodles, 1992) comes this treasure hunt for words made from the letters spelling hippopotamus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LYLE AT CHRISTMAS by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Fans of the big green crocodile will welcome this holiday adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Grumps's "down-in-the-dumps" approach to the Christmas holiday leads to the disappearance of Lyle's favorite feline friend in this reassuring tale about the love of family and friends. Read full book review >

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ZOODLES by Bernard Most
by Bernard Most, illustrated by Bernard Most
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Not essential, but the wordplay here is entertaining. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``What do you call a stubborn emu? Read full book review >

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A LION NAMED SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Humor with bite, as it were, given substance by the playful artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lionness bound for a zoo is dubbed Shirley Williamson due to a bad phone connection. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE THAT SNORED by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Waber (Lyle at Christmas, 1998, etc.) introduces another beguiling and worthy creature into an unsuspecting home where it first disrupts, then engages, then makes itself a part. Read full book review >