Search Results: "Geert Spillebeen"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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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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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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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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 >