Search Results: "Bernhard Oberdieck"


BOOK REVIEW

BERNHARD by Yoel Hoffmann
Released: Oct. 29, 1998

"Not an easy read, but a further persuasive illustration of the genius of one of Israel's finest contemporary writers."
Emotional intensity and a powerful sense of the fragility and impermanence of both the physical body and the social fabric are the distinguishing features of this 1991 novel by the Israeli author (Katschen & The Book of Joseph, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE DANCING CAT by Justine Rendal
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 1991

"Intriguing, especially as extended by Oberdieck's carefully detailed illustrations—a nice blend of satire and sympathy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Since the ``rough little girl'' likes ``friction and fighting and fuss,'' the toy cat wearing a fierce mask looks just right for her, but she's not—she's a gentle soul who yearns to dance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN by Mark Holme
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2012

"The developers would do well to either give this app a major overhaul or put it out to pasture. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
A disappointingly flawed version of the classic Brothers Grimm tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EAGLES by Emery Bernhard
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1994

"An excellent introduction. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Like the Bernhards' Ladybug and Dragonfly, a succinct yet surprisingly comprehensive portrayal of an interesting species. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGONFLY by Emery Bernhard
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Glossary. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-9)"
In the same format as their Ladybug (1992), the Bernhards present another interesting and useful insect. Read full book review >

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HOW SNOWSHOE HARE RESCUED THE SUN by Emery Bernhard
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

Retold from a Siberian tale included in James Riordan's The Sun Maiden and the Crescent Moon, a story incorporating the theme of a small animal completing a mission where his powerful neighbors have failed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOMAN OF THE DEAD by Bernhard Aichner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Gory, explicit, and crammed with dialogue that is often profane as well as curt, this tale of a woman brimming with hate and vengeance won't be for everyone."
Bloody corpses and an intriguing protagonist combine to flesh out Aichner's violent tale. Read full book review >

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PUSS IN BOOTS by John Cech
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2010

"Delicious, naughty fun. (Picture book/folktale. 4-9)"
The tale of the clever con artist who just happens to be a feline is retold with flair and a knowing wink. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1994

Watakame loves to work. Read full book review >

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TO AND FRO FAST AND SLOW by Durga Bernhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Unfortunately, Bernhard's second foray into the world of opposites is less successful than her first (Earth, Sky, Wet, Dry, 2000). (Picture book. 3-7)"
Balancing city and country scenes, this is a collection of opposites, both stated and unstated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY OF THE WILLOW BRANCH by Emery Bernhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The overall effect is serene but cool, distancing even to those who appreciate the idea behind the book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The eventful journey of a willow branch that is snapped from a tree in a storm. Read full book review >

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SPOTTED EAGLE AND BLACK CROW by Emery Bernhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"More serious than many of the recent editions of Native American stories; a fine contribution. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-12)"
A heroic tale of two warriors. Read full book review >