Search Results: "Brian Heinz"


BOOK REVIEW

MOCHA DICK by Brian Heinz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A tour de force of design, story and illustration. (Picture book. 5-10)"
This eye-catching picture book presents the history of the legendary sperm whale behind the Herman Melville classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT NORTH WOODS by Brian Heinz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"In spite of textual shortcomings, this book provides a worthy introduction to an awe-inspiring geographic area that will be unfamiliar to many and may encourage some to get outside and enjoy the woods. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Rothman's detailed, realistic full-bleed acrylic paintings dominate this survey of animal and plant life in the vast area of boreal forest that extends from the eastern Great Lakes across the northeastern U.S. into Quebec. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED FOX AT MCCLOSKEY’S FARM by Brian Heinz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The book design is inventive, with the opening stanza appearing before the title page and the child-pleasing foldout spreads propelling the storyline with their surprises. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Comical visual characterizations carry the day—or more accurately, the night—in this rhyming tale of a wistful fox intent on invading a hen house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KAYUKTUK by Brian Heinz
by Brian Heinz, illustrated by Jon Van Zyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"However, the lengthy text is dramatic; the paintings are a realistic accompaniment. (afterword, glossary) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Heinz (The Wolves, p. 1235) and Van Zyle team up for an involving glimpse of the lives of traditional I§upiat people. 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

HEAVE HO! by Heinz Janisch
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A simple tale of tails with a subtle message of teamwork. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"This story is told in 12 sentences (start counting NOW!)" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"An altogether dry and impenetrable, albeit well researched and carefully argued, attempt to make sense of the manner in which the Nazis waged war."
This precise, highly detailed academic look at the strategic decisions made by Hitler and his General Staff throughout the latter part of WWII offers little to anyone but the most specialized of military scientists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 11, 2011

"An unusual, compelling read."
Vogels gives an account of his crusade for married priests. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITH HITLER TO THE END by Heinz Linge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A slight book in defense of Hitler—a rarity outside white-supremacist circles."
Turns out Der Führer wasn't such a bad guy. Read full book review >

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I CAME, I DANCED, I WENT VIRAL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: I Came, I Danced, I Went Viral
Bonus Factors: Kick-Ass Gram, Internet Fame
Relationship Status: Drinking Buddy

Cover Story: Puttin’ On The Ritz

This cover is great: it screams “prom,” but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NANUK by Brian J. Heinz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Text and art work together in symphonic anticipation, conveying the hunt in all its tension and fury. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Heinz (The Wolves, 1996, etc.) and Manchess convene their talents in praise of the polar bear's fierce, free spirit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLOR OF MY COFFEE by R.P. Heinz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2017

"A coming-of-age tale that bridges cultural gaps with sincerity and laughs."
In this debut novel, a white suburban teenager runs a car detailing service in 1960s California, finding among his employees a mentor in a charismatic, Southern black man. Read full book review >