Search Results: "Gerdien van der Linden"


BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERSONG by Mathilde Stein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"A refreshing alternative to, for instance, the well-worn Mercer Mayer chestnuts. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Displeased by his mother's highly unsatisfactory response to complaints of monsters under the bed, a child—rather, a piglet in the bright, loosely drawn pictures—takes matters into his own trotters. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE CHILD by Maranke Rinck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"His wish for a certain particular gift implies a gentle link with a famous fairy tale, but knowledge of that tale isn't necessary for enjoyment of this lovely piece. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rich paintings tell the thoughtful tale of animals preparing for the prince's party. Read full book review >

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I FEEL A FOOT! by Maranke Rinck
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A winner. (Note: Publisher will be releasing a tactile edition for the blind.) (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this retelling of the familiar Sufi tale, a group of small animals meets a big new friend, one body part at a time. Read full book review >

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FOR YOU AND NO ONE ELSE by Edward van de Vendel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The expressive black-ink drawings tell most of the story, and since the grass-green text easily fades into the background, one can't help but think of the spare power this might have had as a wordless work. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Originally published in the Netherlands, this gifty little number follows Buck, a kindhearted deer who happens upon a "curiosity"—a seven-leaf clover. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER RABBIT by Maranke Rinck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An idyllic picture, with a subtle bit of subtext for discussion if desired. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In search of his missing companion, a rabbit has to travel a long way and even face a dragon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WILL WE CHOOSE? by Elly van der Linden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Toddlers are better served by actual conversations. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This guessing game book has almost too many choices for young children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAMING THE BEAST by Katinka van der Merwe
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2013

"A useful guidebook on fibromyalgia that encourages sufferers to explore nontraditional treatments."
A chiropractic physician offers a holistic approach to understanding and managing fibromyalgia. Read full book review >

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CHILDISH THINGS by Marita van der Vyver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 1996

"An engaging account of adolescence, those fraught years when everything is deadly serious and nothing can be taken for granted- -especially in a place like South Africa."
From the author of Entertaining Angels (1995), a bittersweet if at times pretentious evocation of adolescence in South Africa in the '70s, a time of violent upheavals. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD NAZI by Dan van der Vat
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1997

"Writing with irony and intelligence, van der Vat forces us to confront Speer anew. (22 b&w photos, not seen)"
The best biography yet on the self-described ``second man in the Reich.'' Albert Speer has long occupied a singular niche in history: that of the ``good Nazi,'' a decent and civilized man whose first love was architecture and who wished nothing more than to rebuild Germany from the misery of WW I and the worldwide depression of the 1930s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"Teens interested in any and all aspects of a career in dance will find useful and entertaining information here. (resources, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
From ballet to Broadway and from Hollywood to hip-hop: a how-to. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 1992

"The message is heartfelt, but the antique flavor of van der Post's reasoning and his simplistic tenets about illness overwhelm all that is fresh and moving here."
An autobiographical musing on mortality, suffering, and modern life from octogenarian van der Post, in which his often naive ponderings are relieved by vivid references to his beloved Kalahari and its Bushmen, still his true mÇtier. Read full book review >