Search Results: "Bernie Fuchs"


BOOK REVIEW

BERNIE by Jean Rossbach
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Aside from the unusual qualities of its canine hero, there's nothing remarkable here; still, the book reads smoothly and may amuse fans of animal stories. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Bernie, a stray, is adopted by Mr. Gruber as a hunting dog but prefers surreptitiously improving on Mrs. Gruber's cooking. Read full book review >

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RIDE LIKE THE WIND by Bernie Fuchs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"An engaging depiction of a unique slice of American frontier history. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Having just embarked on his leg of the Pony Express, young rider Johnny Free is pursued by Paiute Indians and eventually rescued by his loyal horse in this compelling tale set in the Nevada desert. Read full book review >

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BERNIE by Ted Rall
by Ted Rall, illustrated by Ted Rall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"An effective, if unapologetically partisan, primer on a strong voice from the left to counter the Democrats' rightward shift."
More than a campaign biography, this graphic narrative traces the decline and possible resurgence of liberalism within the Democratic Party. Read full book review >

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RAISING YODER'S BARN by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The details of barn construction are passed over, but the central place a barn occupies on an Amish farm is clearly established. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A celebration of the Amish spirit of community summoned for a one-day barn raising. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 14, 2001

"A terrific introduction to a historical character who was the heroine of her own fabulous tale. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The tiny (less than five feet tall) sharpshooter known as Annie Oakley began life as Phoebe Ann Mozee on an Ohio farm. Read full book review >

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CAROLINA SHOUT! by Alan Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"In his second collaboration with Schroeder (Ragtime Tumpie, 1989) Fuchs creates powerful oil paintings that beautifully celebrate the vitality of Charleston, and masterfully chronicle this vanished piece of African-American life. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An interesting cultural history of African-American street vendors in the preWW II South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAMPIONS by Bill Littlefield
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Reading list; index. (Biography. 11-14)"
A penetrating study of five men and five women who provide ``images of excellence,'' both in and out of the spotlight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME ON THE RANGE by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A good collection, with an unfeigned, cumulative effect that leaves readers with a real sense of a disappearing way of life. (Picture book/poetry. 8-10)"
A timeless portrait of cowboy (and cowgirl) life emerges from 20 illustrated poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WOLVES by Brian J. Heinz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An exquisite story of the wild. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
In a preface to this powerful story, Heinz (The Alley Cat, 1993, etc.) provides historical information on wolves in North America as well as their present situation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE

"These songs of the ardent title character sing like wildfire; readers should be singed and ravished by her burning."
New poetry from Elliott (Shattering Porcelain Images, 2014, etc.) tells the story of Bernie Bjørn in multiple voices.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY BERNIE SANDERS MATTERS by Harry Jaffe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 22, 2015

"Clarifies some of the candidate's fuzzy past but is hardly disinterested."
'Tis the season for tendentious biographies of presidential candidates; this one's favorable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: April 1, 1990

"No real surprises and more chuckles than belly laughs, but Naylor tells her story with a practiced dexterity that should keep readers entertained."
A third comic adventure at the hotel last visited in The Bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel (1986). Read full book review >