Search Results: "Dave Wagner"


BOOK REVIEW

WAGNER by Michael Tanner
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"There is no question that Tanner, by fair means as well as foul, celebrates Wagner's power to achieve that."
Tanner, a Cambridge philosopher and opera critic for the Spectator, offers analyses of the plots of Wagner's operas, the intellectual themes projected by them, and an evaluation of the music that is (for most of us) their justification. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS DAVE by Bob Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children trained to expect action on every page may find the episode a bit wordy and slow-going, but there's certainly food for thought here, as well as an amiable, silly story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Younger readers who prefer their tales of knightly valor straight up should eschew this droll, double-stranded import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAGNER NIGHTS by Joseph Horowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A work of engrossing scholarship about an important, unjustly ignored slice of our artistic past."
An expert blend of musical and social history, illuminating one of the cultural cores of America's ``Gilded Age.'' In the 1880s, as accurately depicted in Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, the upper echelons of New York society flocked to Faust (a scene carefully retained in Martin Scorsese's recent film version). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAVEBOY DAVE by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lively series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In a time when brawn is prized, a scrawny caveboy must use his brains to pass an initiation and hunt a fierce beast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRAZY DAVE by Basil Johnston
Released: April 1, 2001

"Not a happy ending, but nonetheless a lively and appealing memoir."
The author looks back on the history of his family, members of an Ojibway tribe driven out of Wisconsin in the 1850s to settle on an Ontario reserve. Read full book review >

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LAZY DAVE by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A delightfully drawn and amusing take on what the pet does when the owner is away. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dave appears to be one lazy dog, but what his unsuspecting owner doesn't know is that this sleepwalking canine might just save the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"The authors (members of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research) divulge little, however, in their hagiography about how Wagner changed the game, or vice versa."
A baseball story too good to be true, written in a style that makes it seem even less probable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEARL AND WAGNER by Kate McMullan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Kids who love listening to Kevin Henkes's books about Lily and her friends will enjoy reading this one themselves. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Poor Wagner—he is having a rough day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2002

"So crammed that it belies navigation and so committed to its cause that it erodes believability: a text that provides ample background but limited enjoyment. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Terrific material on Hollywood resisters, marred by imprecision and excess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2016

"Thielemann's revelations about the complexities of conducting are likely to enhance any music lover's listening experiences."
A renowned conductor shares insights into the powerful works of Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEARL AND WAGNER by Kate McMullan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Teachers in the lower elementary grades might use this as a read-aloud before science-fair season, and Pearl and Wagner seem destined to explore other curriculum areas in future volumes as their friendship continues. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Pearl the rabbit and Wagner the mouse are best friends in this funny school-themed easy reader that focuses on science fair projects. Read full book review >