Search Results: "Fred Wander"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 19, 2010

"A remarkable and moving story, despite its meandering structure, of one family's survival against myriad forces of nature."
A woman's reminiscences of her World War II-era childhood in the wilds of French Canada, which was marked by hunger, brutal winters and simple pleasures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVENTH WELL by Fred Wander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A story we cannot hear too many times is grippingly retold in this blistering report from hell on earth. Wander's legacy thus becomes a gift bequeathed to all of us."
The experiences of Galician Holocaust survivor Wander, who died in 2006, are starkly fictionalized in this lyrical novel originally published in East Germany in 1970. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINARY FRED by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Not the solidest piece in the looking-for-a-friend genre. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An imaginary person has needs of his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRED & EDIE by Jill Dawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A riveting story, not so much because of its tragic dimensions, but because of the remarkable degree to which Edie rises from the page to tell her tortured tale. Can the movie version, to be released here this year, compare?
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A third novel from British poet and editor Dawson (the YA How Do I Look, 1991, etc.), shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread and Orange Prizes and already a bestseller in the UK (30,000 copies thus far), works history and fiction seamlessly together in a complicated story of passion and murder that caused a sensation in England in 1922. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU WANDER by Margarita Engle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"A sensible safety lesson and a satisfying story. (afterword) (Picture book. 3-8)"
A charismatic golden retriever narrates this earnest story about finding a toddler who wanders away into the woods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG WANDER by Will Hobbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Still, there are real-life garnishes of the period (bomb shelters; teenagers reading Profiles in Courage); readers who loved Brighty of the Grand Canyon may grow up to appreciate this regional homage as well. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Spurred on by the legendary status of his cowboy/prospector uncle Clay, and further inspired by James Stewart/John Wayne westerns, Clay Lancaster sets out to explore the Southwest's canyon country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREMAN FRED  by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"While the vocabulary is certainly easy and limited (alone and chief are the two hardest words), beginning readers will have heard enough stories about firefighters to spot the problems. (Early reader. 4-6)"
A title for beginning readers, this entry in the I Like to Read series follows Fireman Fred from the firehouse, out on a call and back again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRED FORGETS by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Humorous but mean-spirited, this story about clever mind control that is only stopped by brute force is an unnecessary addition to the picture-book shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An impish monkey gets a comeuppance when pal Fred wakes up to some not-so-subtle mental bullying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA AND FRED by Christoph “Pül” Heuer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"A sequel is in the offing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two earthbound buddies—a turtle and a frog, respectively—decide to take up flying in this wordless Swiss import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WANDER SOCIETY by Keri Smith
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 29, 2016

"The amusing and informative philosophy of a hidden culture that proposes that wandering is the key to a soulful life."
A guidebook to aimless wandering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY WANDER BOY by D.B. Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Perfect for Trekkies and Donkey Kong fanatics, but a postmodern yawn that will sedate most normal readers."
Rambling debut about a West Coast slacker's obsession with a video game. Read full book review >