Search Results: "Gretel Ehrlich"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, a lyrical, loving appreciation of landscape and life."
The power and mystery of untamed nature in the Wyoming wilderness is the focus of an evocative but sometimes abstruse new collection of essays by Ehrlich (Heart Mountain, 1988; The Solace of Open Spaces, 1985). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An eloquent attempt to grasp the Japanese experience of the 'The Wave,' which was 'center and fringe at once, a totality, both destructive and beautiful.'"
Lyrical, meandering dispatches and eyewitness accounts from the devastation of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF ICE by Gretel Ehrlich
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"Ehrlich urges us 'to be driven into action by the wild beauty and difficulty of a place,' action to defend and action as the act of living."
Praise-singing alarum depicting cold environments as under attack by greed-fed malfeasance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Singular, impressionistic sketches of an otherworld. (maps, illustrations)"
In a tone that's fittingly remote and beguiling, Ehrlich (A Match to the Heart, 1994, etc.) relates stories of her visits to Greenland over the past seven years. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"In all, though, a worthy read. (3 b&w illustrations, not seen) (Quality Paperback Book Club selection; regional author tour)"
A brief but valuable narrative of travel by essayist Ehrlich (A Match to the Heart, 1994, etc.), exploring the sacred and the profane in contemporary China. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 1994

"An emotionally compelling, if erratically beating, tale about the transformative power of a brush with death by lightning."
An odyssey of recovery by a woman literally struck by lightning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANSEL & GRETEL by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A fine addition to the fairy-tale shelves. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-8)"
Hobbie's stripped-down retelling of "Hansel and Gretel" maintains a high degree of fidelity to the classic fairy tale, while her illustrations reveal a rich array of artistic influences on her visual interpretation of the story. Read full book review >

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HANSEL AND GRETEL by Ten Sato
illustrated by Ten Sato, developed by DICO, by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2011

"Fans of the grimmest Grimm stories may find this app's artwork to be worth a peek, but the story itself doesn't provide much that is new or different. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Lush illustrations are let down by rote, bland storytelling in this oddly paced, tone-deaf version of the Brothers Grimm tale. Read full book review >

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HANSEL AND GRETEL by Michael Morpurgo
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This psychologically freighted rendition isn't nearly as innocuous as the sparkly cover suggests, but Chichester Clark's slightly distant, brightly patterned cartoon illustrations ameliorate some of the tale's more unsettling aspects. (Picture book/folktale. 10-12)"
Morpurgo casts a particularly repugnant witch in this lengthy, expanded version of the classic folktale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANSEL AND GRETEL by PB&J Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2012

"An eye-catching, trim and attention-holding version of the unnerving fairy tale. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
A charming, if heavily edited version of the old German tale. Read full book review >

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HANSEL AND GRETEL by Will Moses
adapted by Will Moses, illustrated by Will Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"No source note. (Picture book/folktale. 9-11)"
Strong, atmospheric illustrations compensate, at least in part, for less than smooth writing in this version of the old domestic drama. Read full book review >

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HANSEL & GRETEL by Neil Gaiman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"The Grimm version is as frightening as a bedtime story gets, but this version will scare people in new ways, and some of those people may need to start drawing right away. (historical notes) (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-12)"
If this isn't the definitive edition of "Hansel and Gretel," it's absolutely necessary. Read full book review >