Search Results: "Bruno Hächler"


BOOK REVIEW

Bruno by Siaka Kroma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2015

"A lucid, fictionalized account of an actual chimpanzee's life, with strong ecological overtones.
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A chimpanzee who escaped captivity and returned to his native forest narrates his story for the members of his new community. Read full book review >

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BRUNO by Catharina Valckx
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Readers and listeners with a taste for the quietly surreal may find this an (almost) perfect option; the rest will find other ways to fill their days, and that's OK. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Bruno, an anthropomorphic cat whose yellow eyeballs and hipster vibe may remind readers of Pete the Cat, recounts experiences with friends new and old in this French import. Read full book review >

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ANNA’S WISH by Bruno Hächler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Rave's illustrations in this wee Swiss fable evoke Erik Blegvad's in precision, palette and understated whimsy—they, like Hächler's text and Anna's wish, have just the right magic touch. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anna has never seen the snow; her mother hasn't seen it since she was Anna's age. Read full book review >

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WHAT DOES MY TEDDY BEAR DO ALL DAY? by Bruno Hächler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This will tickle the imagination of any youngster who's ever wondered what toys are up to when unobserved. (Picture book. 3-6)"
While holding her teddy bear aloft, one pig-tailed girl ponders, "I wonder what he does all day when I am off at school." Read full book review >

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WHAT DOES MY TEDDY BEAR DO ALL NIGHT? by Bruno Hächler
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The inclusion of an energetic mouse pair in nearly every illustration adds a touch of whimsy to the pictures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This companion tale to the team's What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day? (2004) offers toddlers a peek at the nighttime antics of their favorite stuffed animals. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Dense and elegantly erudite—a skillful, accessible analysis of complex systems of religion, philosophy and literature."
Intelligent biography of the renegade Italian friar burned at the stake in 1600 for his prodigious writings prefiguring modern science. Read full book review >

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DEAR BRUNO by Alice Trillin
Released: May 8, 1996

"Everyone needs a friend like Alice Trillin—and now everyone can have one."
Alice Trillin was 38 when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Read full book review >

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BRUNO CASSINI by Rosalind Trotter
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A pleasant novel, but one that reaches for revelations it can't quite grasp."
In Trotter's debut novel, an Italian family man's love affair forces him to confront the shifting cultural landscape. Read full book review >

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BRUNO & LULU'S PLAYGROUND ADVENTURES by Patricia Lakin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"A playful, comic romp of a book for new readers. (Early reader. 7-9)"
All the playground's a stage for these two pals. Read full book review >

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BRUNO THE CARPENTER by Lars Klinting
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"He's a lovable hero in a neat little book. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Readers meet an initially disorganized Bruno, a chubby beaver, as he measures, saws, drills, screws, hammers, and glues together a project in his workshop. Read full book review >

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THE QUESTION OF BRUNO by Aleksandar Hemon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Hemon's prose suffers occasionally from the overstudious diction of the non-native speaker, but he is clearly a writer of some promise."
Uneven but not uninteresting stories from first-timer Hemon, a Conradian figure, an exile from Sarajevo who has lived in Chicago for eight years, remaking himself into an American writer. Read full book review >