Search Results: "Eduard Uspensky"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE WARRANTY PEOPLE by Eduard Uspensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"With roughly shifting viewpoints and a stalling plot, this tongue-in-cheek poke at Russian politics is one offering on which the warranty has lapsed. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Ever wonder why the vacuum breaks down just when the warranty runs out? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROCODILE GENE AND HIS FRIENDS by Eduard Uspensky
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Although this Russian story deals with comradeship, its flat characters and flagging plot make it an imperfect companion for the solitary reader. (Fiction. 6-8)"
When lonely Crocodile Gene advertises for friends in the paper, a nondescript animal named Floptop and a little girl named Gail respond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE FEDYA, HIS DOG, AND HIS CAT by Eduard Uspensky
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Loaded with cockeyed problems, absurd solutions, and a deliciously deadpan delivery, a lively read-aloud for those considering fleeing family and home. (Folklore/Fiction. 5-9)"
In this Russian tale of separation and reunion, ``Uncle Fedya''—a boy ``who could read by the time he was four and make soup by the time he was six''—sets up housekeeping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FUTURE BELONGS TO FREEDOM by Eduard Shevardnadze
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"On the evidence of the disappointingly exiguous memoir at hand, Shevardnadze would have been well advised to let his dramatic year-end 1990 resignation speech, in which he explicitly warned against the threat of dictatorship, continue to speak for itself."
Fortunately for the publishers of Shevardnadze's quickie account of his years as the USSR's foreign minister, the author remained on the side of the angels during the recent, botched coup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

World Scouting: Educating for Global Citizenship by Eduard Vallory
Released: April 10, 2012

"A valuable, readable contribution to the history of Scouting."
A historical analysis of Scouting as the world's largest youth educational movement, with special attention paid to its global role in citizenship education. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOPSCOTCH by Kevin J. Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"But beware of being bodynapped, as happens to Eduard, who then must race about swamped by paranoia while seeking his old existence."
Ingenious SF fantasy about bodyswapping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUPLINGS by Peter Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Much more than a witty chronicle of the ins and outs of romance in Berlin, Schneider's debut conveys, from a distinctly male perspective, a feeling for the complex ambience of the once divided city, where pride and guilt mingle to curious effect in the lives of those who call it home."
First-novelist Schneider (The German Comedy, not reviewed) gives a polished, sardonic view of life and love in Berlin shortly before unification, as a biologist and his artistic friends probe the boundaries between commitment and liberation. Read full book review >