Search Results: "Eveline Hasler"


BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 1994

"A highly colored tribute, which flickers back and forth in time, to a gifted woman who lived beyond her strength."
A fevered, strenuous fictional life of Swiss pioneering feminist Emily Kempin-Spyri—the first woman to earn a Doctorate of Law in Europe—that smolders with feminist mission. Read full book review >

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IN MY DREAMS I CAN FLY by Eveline Hasler
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"If no new ground has been broken, it has certainly been turned with discernment. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A simple story spreads like frosting over weighty themes. Read full book review >

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THE GIANTESS by Eveline Hasler
by Eveline Hasler, translated by Laura McKenna, illustrated by Renate Seelig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Seelig's timeless art does not play down the heroine's size—she is large among the other carnival attendees, but she is also lovely; the illustrations are perfect in their soft, misty beauty. (Picture book/folklore. 4-7)"
Inhabiting this tender love story is a gentle giantess who lives in isolation at the edge of the woods so that she won't scare people with her towering height. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS by Eveline Hasler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Shelve it next to Charlotte Huck's Toads and Diamonds (1996), illustrated by Anita Lobel, and Robert San Souci's Talking Eggs (1989), illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
In this version of a common (though here unacknowledged) folktale type, two hunchbacked brothers get their just deserts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTELLIGENCE by Susan Hasler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"A smart, blackhearted comedy whose generic title does disservice to an outrageous cast of characters."
The gifted members of a governmental think tank try to fight the system, and lose, in Hasler's debut. Read full book review >

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CONSPIRACY OF WOLVES by Ernie Hasler
Released: April 25, 2012

"The politics are progressive, but the plotlines don't resolve."
Hasler's debut political thriller has history, heart and homilies. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: June 1, 2010

"Readers will likely giggle over the cover graphic of a bull mounting a cow, but this is a solid, frank resource for teens. (resource list, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
This guide to teen sexuality by the host of the hilarious comedy podcast The Midwest Teen Sex Show is chatty and expansively informative. Read full book review >

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EVERGREEN by Rebecca Rasmussen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2014

"The delicate inventiveness that marked this author's first novel is less apparent in her sentimental second."
A malign stranger's visit to a remote Minnesota log cabin in the 1930s will cast long shadows over a family in a fatalistic second novel. Read full book review >