Search Results: "Brigitte Luciani"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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THE CARNIVAL by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A warm, quiet and cozy tale that's a sweet-tempered reminder that even the longest of winters must eventually give way to spring. (Graphic animal fantasy. 6-9)"
A gentle tale of woodland creatures trying to chase away winter gloom with a festive carnival. Read full book review >

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THE MEETING by Brigitte Luciani
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Still, it's hard not to warm up to characters named Bristle and Grub; here's hoping things smooth out in future entries. (Graphic animal fantasy. 6-8)"
Wooden dialogue weighs down this woodsy graphic tale of two single-parent families getting together. 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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DINA'S LOST TRIBE by Brigitte  Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2010

"Readers who appreciate historical fiction will find much to like, and if Goldstein could apply the same level of ability to her modern-day characters as she does to her historical figures, the book may find a broader audience."
Two historians journey to France to find a mysterious village with ties to historic Jewish persecution in Goldstein's (Princess of the Blood, 2007, etc.) new novel. 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 >