Search Results: "Bill Nagelkerke"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE IS RUSTY? by Sieb Posthuma
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"The skillful blend of human and canine characteristics in this romp will make for many a chuckle. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a city populated entirely by dogs of all breeds—pups are in collars, but all adult dogs are in human clothes—one youngster who must have some beagle in him has an adventure when he wanders away from his mother and his two friends at a department store. Read full book review >

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1 2 3 LITTLE DONKEY by Rindert Kromhout
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Sweet and definitely out of the ordinary. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A counting book and a cautionary tale, translated from Dutch. Read full book review >

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THE DAY MY FATHER BECAME A BUSH by Joke van Leeuwen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A brilliant, eerily engrossing evocation of war as it brushes up against youth—a harsh slice of the world during a mean piece of history. (Fiction. 9 & up)"
Welcome to the world of ethnic warfare, from the dinner table to the battle lines, full of haunted landscapes and social relationships—and you are a young girl. Read full book review >

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EEP! by Joke van Leeuwen
by Joke van Leeuwen, translated by Bill Nagelkerke, illustrated by Joke van Leeuwen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Willing readers of all ages will delight in the story's unusual surprises. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Celebrated Dutch children's author van Leeuwen brings her enigmatic recent classic to an American audience. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICAL LIFE OF MR. RENNY by Leo Timmers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Kids won't recognize the homage to René Magritte or the elements of King Midas and 'The Fisherman and His Wife,' they'll just be busy giggling over the animated images. (Picture book. 5-7)"
What painter wouldn't be thrilled if everything he painted became real? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF AND DOG by Sylvia Vanden Heede
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A quirky little tale with appeal to newly minted independent readers with sophisticated senses of humor. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Translated from Dutch, this brief import describes the sometimes-humorous interactions between Dog and his toothy cousin, Wolf. Read full book review >

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FRANKY by Leo Timmers
by Leo Timmers, illustrated by Leo Timmers, translated by Bill Nagelkerke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"An imaginative and visual pleasure as well as confirmation that spaceships don't beep and blink but sound like spring cleaning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Sam knows that robots live on their own planet in outer space. Read full book review >

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TIMELINE by Peter Goes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A handsome overview, parochial for all its chronological scope. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Carried along on a broad ribbon of time that winds across oversized spreads, thousands of small images re-enact the human story. Read full book review >

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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIG CITY OTTO by Bill Slavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Not for every reader, but fans of comics reminiscent of simpler times will certainly enjoy this. (Graphic fantasy. 9-12)"
A throwback to old-school comics, this series opener offers a whimsical menagerie of wild animals in search of a beloved friend. Read full book review >

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THE CAT CAME BACK by Bill Slavin
adapted by Bill Slavin, illustrated by Bill Slavin
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Catchy tune included; good fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A merry song about a man who tries various extreme measures to get rid of his cat, which always manages to reappear: ``Mister Johnson gave the cat/to a man in a balloon,/He said, `Please take this cat/and leave it on the moon.'/The balloon came down about/ ninety miles away,/Where the man is now, well,/no one wants to say./And the cat came back/the very next day....'' In Slavin's energetic watercolors, the balloonist's suspenders are caught high on a tree branch, while the cat emerges from a futuristic space vehicle with a wedge of ``Moon Cheese.'' Other visual extensions of the lilting verse are equally lively and amusing; whether by stagecoach or taxi, puss always makes it back to her favorite perch as a couch potato with plenty of munchies. Read full book review >

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BILL HAYES
by Alex Layman

Bill Hayes was 48 when he moved from San Francisco to New York. His longtime partner had died suddenly, and after a lifetime on the West Coast, Hayes was looking for a place to reinvent himself. In New York, he found exactly that. Shortly after moving, Hayes begins a relationship with famed neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. What unfolds from ...


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