Search Results: "Geert De Kockere"


BOOK REVIEW

PIGLET BO IS NOT SCARED! by Geert De Kockere
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This closely follows an earlier adventure, Piglet Bo Can Do Anything (2015), which may explain the abruptness of both opening and closing; fans of his first outing may enjoy seeing him again so soon, but those meeting him for the first time may be unimpressed. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this Belgian import, a porcine hero faces his fears and (sort of) triumphs over them. Read full book review >

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WILLY by Geert De Kockere
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Readers will be inspired to think of Willy: These aren't defects, they're worthy attributes, capable of delivering something good. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this fine, low-key parable, Willy the elephant sports all elephant particulars: floppy ears, stout legs, dinky tail, general bigness. Read full book review >

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KIPLING’S CHOICE by Geert Spillebeen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 30, 2005

"This powerful anti-war novel, made even more powerful by its roots in a famous author's real life and his evolution from war zealot to embittered, broken father, deserves a place beside All Quiet on the Western Front. (epilogue, bibliography) (Fiction. 12+)"
"John Kipling was just one small officer in the Great War," the war to end all wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMSTERDAM by Geert Mak
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Not a casual read, but an ideal tool for any serious student of history, art, architecture, European studies, or religion."
An affectionate, rollicking, and occasionally solemn ode to an 800-year-old city. Read full book review >

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AGE 14 by Geert Spillebeen
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Translated from Dutch, this riveting Belgian novel—based on a true story—reminds readers of the world's many child soldiers as it sledgehammers the notion of glorifying war. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
Patrick Condon longs to be a soldier. Read full book review >

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IN EUROPE by Geert Mak
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"An adventure in history packed with details—some intimate, some surprising, some shocking, and all convergent into an essential, coherent story of modern Europe."
An international bestseller, this epic work follows the flow of time through European locales almost as a geologist follows a riverbed. Read full book review >

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BEMBO'S ZOO by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

A publishing house's creative director frolics in the fields of type and graphic design, assembling a menagerie from upper and lower case alphabets of the graceful roman `Bembo` font. Read full book review >

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OSCAR DE MEJO'S ABC by Oscar de Mejo
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"Provocative and intriguing. (Picture book. 5+)"
From the late expatriate Italian painter, who was acclaimed for the special and unusual vision he brought to children's illustration (The Tiny Visitor, 1982), an alphabet of paintings (with dates from 1973 to 1988) celebrating his adopted country. Read full book review >

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BABAR ON PARADISE ISLAND by Laurent de Brunhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Familiarity here breeds contentment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Shipwrecked pachyderms find many pleasures and surprises on a tropical island. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE WITH FIVE HEADS by Barbara de Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"Good-humored fun, driven by an innately hilarious premise (well, to children anyway) and well-designed, inventive special features. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A prince who keeps losing his interchangeable heads annoys his royal mother no end in this droll original tale. Read full book review >

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DINNER FOR EIGHT by Roger De Muth
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"But there's no denying that the lift-the-flap design always delights young would-be readers, and De Muth goes the extra mile with humorous surprises under each flap. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Many hands make a luscious international feast. Read full book review >

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ANNIE PITTS, ARTICHOKE by Diane de Groat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 1992

"Good fun. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Stagestruck Annie sees an opportunity for breaking into show biz almost everywhere she looks—even in the dairy section of the supermarket that her third-grade class visits on a field trip- -which is why she ends up dropping yogurt on the floor. Read full book review >