Search Results: "Christa Kinde"


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THE BLUE DOOR by Christa Kinde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A Christian fantasy with a wholesome message and down-on-the-farm twist. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A spiritual adventure balances strong Christian messages of family and faith with the challenges of being a teenager on a farm. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN DEEP by Christa Kinde
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"A slow but ultimately successful installment in a serviceable Christian fiction series aimed at middle-grade readers. (order of angels, discussion questions) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
This second volume in the Threshold series stands, as did the series debut, with one foot in the clouds—amid an epic battle of angels and demons—and another planted firmly on the Earth, entrenched in the ordinary lives of the Pomeroy family. Read full book review >

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DID YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU? by Christa Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"An overlong greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Debut author/illustrator Pierce matches a litany of loving expressions to illustrations. Read full book review >

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Released: June 10, 2012

"Sensible tools to help achieve your dreams."
A well-articulated guide to identifying and mastering personal goals. Read full book review >

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UNCLE RABBIT'S BUSY VISIT by Christa Kempter
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Kemper's clever premise is undermined by a vague and unsatisfying ending; Weldin's soft illustrations have more warmth than the story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can the bustling Rabbit and the laid-back Bear share a house? Read full book review >

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THE AUTHOR'S DIMENSION by Christa Wolf
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 1, 1993

"And doubtlessly self-painful, and thus touching."
Wolf's essays are interesting more for their circumstances than for what they have to say. Read full book review >

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PARTING FROM PHANTOMS by Christa Wolf
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Essential reading for anyone interested in Europe's intellectual life."
In her first nonfiction collection since German unification, East Germany's most prominent novelist wrestles eloquently with the ghosts of the past: her own, her country's. Read full book review >

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MEDEA by Christa Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"Overwrought, and markedly inferior to Wolf's better fiction."
German novelist Wolf's discursive retelling of the familiar Greek legend, a logical outgrowth from her earlier novel Cassandra (1984), is—pace Margaret Atwood, who contributes an informative "Introduction"—a humorless and essentially predictable political allegory envisioning the reviled sorceress and murderer (of her children) as a victim of male arrogance and sexual insecurity. Read full book review >

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NANUK FLIES HOME by Christa Holtei
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"End pages contain information on Churchill, Manitoba, the actual town in Canada where these events routinely occur, as well as pertinent polar bear facts. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A disgruntled polar bear cub achieves his unlikely dream in Holtei's winsome environmental tale. Read full book review >

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WEEKEND WITH GRANDMOTHER by Wolfram Hänel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Unzner's (The Clown Who Said, No, not reviewed, etc.) watercolors-over-ink sketches adorn every page and bring warmth and dimension to the story. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Grandmother's enthusiasm is contagious in this story designed to inspire the early reader to enjoy the simple things in life. Read full book review >

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A PEACEFUL GARDEN by Lucy London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A lulling, calm breath of fresh air. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two triangular-faced felines tend a garden from start to finish. Read full book review >