Search Results: "Bernhard Oberdieck"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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

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 >

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 >

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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

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"An extraordinary resource for scholars, and a lasting contribution to the fields of Christian history and ritual studies."
A thoughtfully conceived, thoroughly researched history that posits pagan origins for the rituals of Christian worship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE LOVE AND LOVE by Sandra Bernhard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 1993

"The book is dedicated to Bernhard's grandmother. (First printing of 35,000)"
Actress and stand-up comic Bernhard (Confessions of a Pretty Lady, 1988) acts up again with an occasionally recumbent but always ardent performance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXTINCTION by Thomas Bernhard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 1995

"Its picture of a lonely, stunned, self-torturing soul is unforgettable."
The final novel, published in Germany in 1986, from the Austrian virtuoso (193189) whose bleakly pessimistic fiction (The Loser, 1991, etc.) echoes the classic misanthropy of his obvious literary ancestors, Jonathan Swift and Louis-Ferdinand CÇline. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER LIES by Bernhard Schlink
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A thoughtful, stimulating collection."
Painful choices confront Schlink's characters in the second story collection from the German author (The Weekend, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST LIKE ME, CLIMBING A TREE by Durga Yael Bernhard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2015

"Not much here to make kids run out and climb a tree. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Children climb trees around the world to play, make discoveries, see what they can see and maybe pick a tasty treat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOMECOMING by Bernhard Schlink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Not equal to Schlink's best."
Several "homecomings" are chronicled in this earnest, carefully layered novel from the German author. Read full book review >