Search Results: "Fred Kronacher"


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Piano Variations by Fred Kronacher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2013

"An inspiring collection of essays and an affirmation for music teachers everywhere."
A longtime Seattle piano teacher offers a collection of music-themed autobiographical essays relating his profound love and gratitude for his students, his teachers and the works of the great masters. Read full book review >

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CAST AWAY ON THE LETTER A by Fred
Kirkus Star
by Fred, illustrated by Fred, translated by Richard Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Not since Carroll's Alice has there been such a marvelous and incredible adventure. (visual glossary, index, maps) (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)
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A charming French import first published in 1972 and now translated into English for the first time about a boy who falls down a well and finds himself in a strange, whimsical world. Read full book review >

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SUPER JUMBO by Fred Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Broadly entertaining. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small elephant's superhero ambitions leave unintended chaos wherever he goes. Read full book review >

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THE WILD PIANO by Fred
by Fred, illustrated by Fred, translated by Richard Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Easily eclipsing the decades, this mind-bending fantasy blends familiar literary allusions, psychedelic settings, and just the right smattering of fun. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Philemon (Cast Away on the Letter A, 2014) returns in another whimsical romp to revisit the letter A and free his friend Bartholomew. Read full book review >

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HOW TO CHEER UP DAD by Fred Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2014

"Welcome Little Jumbo! We hope we'll see more of you. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In Koehler's picture-book debut, Little Jumbo repeatedly tries the patience of his dad but then does his best to make everything better. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE REVERSE by Fred Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"An apt choice to surprise a young football fan with the power of words. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Loosely based on real-life stories of football players who didn't look the part, this tale of confident persistence will ring true for all the kids who have been told they're too small or too female. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 18, 1990

A palatable but unexceptional installment in Saberhagen's cleverly conceived Swords series. Read full book review >

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RANSOM FOR A HOLIDAY by Fred Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 1997

"As quietly warming as a Christmas breakfast."
Two years after the Yuletide murder of her brother Nathan closed Hawthorne House, her bed-and-breakfast outside upstate LeFavre, Michigan, Sara Bartlett is ready to reopen. Read full book review >

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Released: May 7, 2001

"Lacks punch because it lacks supporting evidence."
An observer's thoughts on America's perceived moral decline and its government's tendency toward autocracy. Read full book review >

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FEEDING THE GHOSTS by Fred D’Aguiar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 1999

"The storyline alone would be compelling, but with the lyrical detailing throughout of water and wood, movement and memory, this becomes a tale as beautiful in the telling as it is horrific in its reality."
This third novel from Whitbread-winner D'Aguiar, as impressive as its predecessors (Dear Future, 1996; The Longest Memory, 1995), depicts a barbaric deed in history—a British slave-ship captain's decision to throw a third of his human cargo overboard because they—re sick—in all its savagery and sorrow. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS NAUGHTY AND THE VOODOO CADILLAC by Fred Willard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Lacking the hard satiric core of Ross Thomas or Elmore Leonard, Willard (Down on Ponce, 1997) instead whips up a three-ring circus for fans of nonstop zanies. "
Anything goes in this knockabout farce about discredited spies on the prowl for loose money and women. Read full book review >