Search Results: "Fred Wander"


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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2012

"Regardless of tone, this clear and wide-ranging introduction to essential energy issues has much to offer. (glossary, source notes, bibliography, further reading, websites, index, author's note) (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
A physicist examines the latest nuclear disaster and its ramifications for the world's energy future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 12, 1989

Integrated circuits, which incorporate hundreds, even thousands of diodes, transitors, and other components on a single tiny chip of semiconductor material, are the building blocks of the aerospace age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: April 30, 1993

"Photos & index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A powerful, sympathetic account outlining the Movement's various campaigns, presenting the personal experiences of ten ``ordinary'' civil rights workers from a variety of backgrounds, and making clear the heroism required of ``grass-roots'' participants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESENCE OF MIND by Fred Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 1994

"Maybe Jeremy and Emily's promised next outing will be better balanced: after all, you can't kill the whole house in every book."
Only six people were in the audience for the Pennington Players' final performance of Love's Labour's Lost, but it's six too many for whoever has started to kill them off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 11, 1993

"Stay tuned—and hope that Waitzkin is there to cover it."
Colorful combinations by Waitzkin (Searching for Bobby Fisher, 1988) as he castles through the manic world of grandmaster chess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOME PLACE by Fred Gipson
Released: Sept. 27, 1950

"But it has a warm humanity and much of poetry too."
I loved Hound Dog Man and felt it never got the audience it deserved. Read full book review >