Search Results: "Brigitte Benchimol"


BOOK REVIEW

KENYA KENYA by Brigitte  Benchimol
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2012

"Well-intentioned and delivered with enthusiasm, if not quite up to professional standards in writing or design. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A message-driven trip to the African savanna, informative but marred by both literary and technical issues. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A DIVA by Brigitte  Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"More melodramatic than taut noir but an engrossing read for fans of historical fiction."
The Jewish daughter of German refugees living in 1941 New York City goes from suspect to detective after her idol, a legendary German actress and outspoken scourge of the Nazis, is murdered. Read full book review >

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HITLER'S VIENNA by Brigitte Hamann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Hamann concludes that Vienna's fin-de-siäcle malaise was a critical ingredient in the madness that became Nazi Germany."
A valuable social history of Vienna's netherworld and an attempt at explaining Hitler's anti-Semitism. Read full book review >

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A HUBBUB by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Above-average fare for younger graphic-fiction fans. (Graphic animal fantasy. 7-9)"
It's exactly a year after the mixed woodland cohabitation celebrated in The Meeting (2010), and temperamental Ginger Fox has settled in nicely with her three new badger half-sibs—explaining after an exchange of insults ("Fly doody!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEACE AND QUIET by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A welcome addition to shelves of graphic novels for new readers. (Graphic animal fantasy. 6-8)"
A blended family of badgers and foxes make the best of close quarters in this wintertime story. Read full book review >

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THOSE MESSY HEMPELS by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Messes can be fun, out-of-context items can be fun, and circular stories can be fun, but the proportions in this recipe don't quite add up to a satisfying treat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Hempel family is happy living in their cluttered home, until one day when they want to bake a cake and can't find their whisk. Read full book review >

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IT’S BEDTIME! by Brigitte Weninger
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2001

"One note of caution: the illustrations of Ben's toy of choice elevates this tale from preschool appropriateness to young grade-schoolers; while little ones may take fright at the fierce ghoulishness of the toy, older, savvier ones will appreciate it's macabre effectiveness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A small boy selects an unlikely bedmate in this quirky tale from the author of the popular Davy Rabbit series (Happy Birthday, Davy!, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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WINIFRED WAGNER by Brigitte Hamann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2006

"A unique perspective on the Wagners, centered on the clan's most controversial member and most tumultuous period."
Austrian historian Hamann (Hitler's Vienna, 1999) tells the story of a British-born woman who married into Germany's legendary musical family and befriended the leader of the Third Reich. Read full book review >