Search Results: "Brigitte Schär"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLIND FAIRY by Brigitte Schär
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"There isn't enough fancy to make this a fairy tale, nor is there enough flesh on the story to lift the characters beyond mere symbols. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A formulaic story of good against evil gets a surrealistic lift from the Dal°-esque artwork of Gukova. 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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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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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 >

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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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Released: Oct. 24, 2008

"An intriguing verbal challenge that requires lots of patience."
A unique puzzle book takes word games up a notch. Read full book review >

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SPECIAL DELIVERY by Brigitte Weninger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"It's a playful episode, rich in the sort of primary-level suspense and release that post-toddlers love—and the child in the illustrations could be either boy or girl. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Earning high marks for clever design, this picture book resembles the shipping carton around which the story revolves. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER

"Well-written historical fiction, in spite of ambiguous otherworldly undertones."
A woman's discovery of her spiritual roots makes for a bizarre but compelling read. Read full book review >