Search Results: "Eugene Trivizas"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE WOLVES AND THE BIG BAD PIG by Eugene Trivizas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Oxenbury provides dauntingly well- executed watercolors, offering such charming contrasts as an angular modernistic concrete home in an otherwise pastoral setting. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Never mind the other incarnations of this tale—classic, fractured, rapped; this inversion will have children giggling from the outset. Read full book review >

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ARCADY'S GOAL by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An uplifting, believable ending makes this companion lighter—but no less affecting—than its laurelled predecessor. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Two survivors of Stalinist oppression attempt to form a family in this companion (not sequel) to the 2012 Newbery Honor-winning Breaking Stalin's Nose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAUNTING OF FALCON HOUSE by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Eerie and effective. (Historical fantasy. 9-13)"
A "found" Russian manuscript recounts a late-19th-century haunting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAKING STALIN'S NOSE by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A story just as relevant in our world, 'where innocent people face persecution and death for making a choice about what they believe to be right,' as that of Yelchin's childhood. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
"There's no place for the likes of you in our class," Sasha Zaichik's teacher tells him, and that seems to be the motto of the whole Stalinist nation. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A SNOWMAN by Eugene Yelchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Yelchin's visuals are interesting, if occasionally disorienting, but they cannot save this story from melting as thoroughly as any snowman. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little boy learns why snowmen always melt in this out-of-control surreal adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOUCH AND GO by Eugene Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Various and worthwhile, from Lynch-like bits of surrealism to steady-handed realism, Stein's literary fictions will surprise those literary types who may hold his high-powered job against him."
The author of the novel Straitjacket and Tie (1994) displays a greater narrative range, and more stylistic daring, in this first collection of 13 stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2002

"No wild claims, but only 'credible stories of the ways . . . animals use their wits.' Draw your own conclusions, says Linden, and keep an open mind."
From an award-winning journalist (The Parrot's Lament, 1999, etc.), tantalizing conjecture about what lies behind the canny behavior of animals. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF THE OTTOMANS by Eugene Rogan
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"An illuminating work that offers new understanding to the troubled history of this key geopolitical region."
Rogan (Modern History of the Middle East/St. Antony's Coll., Oxford Univ.; The Arabs: A History, 2009, etc.) corrects Western assumptions about the "sick man of Europe."Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SAVIOR by Eugene Drucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Bitter, beautiful, profound—like Mahler in its intensity."
Forced by the SS to give concerts at the camps, a violinist agonizes: Can music really tame the savage beast? Or, more to the point, revive the living dead? Read full book review >