Search Results: "Elisabeth Dahl"


BOOK REVIEW

ELISABETH by Claire A. Nivola
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 1997

"Told in lyrical prose and illustrated in a muted palette with accents of bright color, this conveys the warmth and love of home and family, surviving across generations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple true reminiscence about the disruption of war and the almost unfathomable reunion that mends a woman's heart many years after it's broken. Read full book review >

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GENIE WISHES by Elisabeth Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Girls should identify and mothers should approve of this gentle tale of growing up. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A fifth-grade girl, who under the moniker Genie Wishes becomes the official class blogger, must negotiate the world of preadolescence as she grows away from her BFF. Read full book review >

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ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF by Alan Jefferson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"Jefferson's narrative summary of Schwarzkopf's career and art is less than probing, but it will do until a more reflective biographer comes along. (photos)"
An unauthorized biography of the Teflon diva's career from its beginnings in Nazi Germany to her old age. Read full book review >

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ROALD DAHL by Jeremy Treglown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"The enigma of Dahl himself, like the elusive charm of the tales, survives even this fine analysis."
In this brief and insightful biography, Treglown (Ed., TLS, 1982-90) probes the dark and volatile nature of this postmodern Pied Piper whose macabre tales bewitched millions of children and their parents, earned fortunes for his publishers, and redefined the genre of children's literature. Read full book review >

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OXFORD ROALD DAHL DICTIONARY by Roald Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Snapperwhippers aren't the only readers who will find this equally delumptious as a dictionary, a source of inspiration, and a way of revisiting a shelf of phizz-whizzing classics. (Reference. 9-13)"
Wordplay has its day in this extra-usual compilation of lexicographical delights drawn from Dahl's works. Read full book review >

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ELISABETH AND THE WATER-TROLL by Walter Wangerin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1991

Grieving for her dead mother, little Elisabeth lets her tears fall into a well where they stir the resident man-like monster to inarticulate sympathy; he steals her away to the well's depths to comfort her. Read full book review >

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THE ENCHANTMENT OF LILY DAHL by Siri Hustvedt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Mystery, murder, and provincial caricatures, all in a readable but curiously dusty mix from a writer whose aims seemed higher the first time around. (Author tour)"
Hustvedt's second outing abandons the cerebral regions of postmodernism (The Blindfold, 1992) and turns to the familiar melodramas of small-town gothic. Read full book review >

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THE UMBRELLA MAN by Roald Dahl
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Still, this sampler of Dahl's writing at least conveys a sense of his versatility. (Short stories. 13+)"
A baker's dozen of barbed, witty, obliquely macabre short stories, most drawn from—or at least previously published in—Tales of the Unexpected (1979, 1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESIO TROT by Roald Dahl
Released: Oct. 1, 1990

"An acceptable book for younger readers."
Enamored of Mrs. Silver, who tends her adored turtle, Alfie, on the balcony beneath the one attached to his own fiat, shy old Mr. Hoppy finds a unique way to woo her: he comes up with a "magic" spell (an ordinary message spelled backwards) that he claims will make Alfie grow as she desires, then makes it appear efficacious by a laborious scheme of replacing Alfie with other turtles in graduated sizes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FRIEND FOR BO by Elisabeth Zuniga
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Charming and sweet. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lonely little rabbit desperately chooses a very unusual friend. Read full book review >