Search Results: "Guido Knopp"


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HITLER’S HENCHMEN by Guido Knopp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A well-documented and disturbing look into the mind's eye of the willing executioners of their Führer's 'divine vision.'"
In six separate sketches, German journalist Knopp (German Unity, not reviewed) explores the relationship that Goebbels, Göring, Himmler, Hess, Speer, and Dönitz had with Hitler. Read full book review >

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MOMMIES AND THEIR BABIES by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A sweet, if not particularly truthful, look at animal family life. (Board book. Birth-2)"
An ode to the powerful bond between mothers and babies. Read full book review >

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THE BIG WOODS ORCHESTRA by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Simple and sweet. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the dark of night, each bird plays its unique tune, and then they collaborate. Read full book review >

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CAN'T WE SHARE? by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Still, in this day and age of lice, parents may wish the snowmen shared something other than hats. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This sharing lesson is about as didactic as they come. Read full book review >

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RICKY AND THE SQUIRREL  by Guido van Genechten
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2010

"Other titles on the topic are not lacking, but this nicely matter-of-fact one offers an open discussion without forcing an obvious therapeutic agenda on its audience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
This Dutch import introduces the ideas of death and the afterlife in a simple, low-key way. Read full book review >

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CLARE AND FRANCIS by Guido Visconte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"While not for very young children, middle-graders will be able to grasp sanctity so clearly delineated. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
The 13th-century Italian saints Francis and Clare of Assisi continue to inspire: Francis with his love for all creatures and Clare, who saw visions on her windows, as a possible patron saint of the Internet. Read full book review >

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THE NATURE OF HOME by Lisa Knopp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2002

"An abiding devotion to a place and its inhabitants: sentimental in the right way, mnemonic, tempting."
Knopp (Creative Nonfiction/Goucher College) knows home in all its complexity, manifestations, and vicissitudes, and it's found for her in southeastern Nebraska. Read full book review >

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INTERIOR PLACES by Lisa Knopp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2008

"Elegiac, soulful and discerning."
Low-key, smoldering portraits of the American heartland. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A literary oddity that's compelling yet repellent, amusing yet outrageous."
Idiosyncratic musings by Italian poet, critic, and philosopher Ceronetti, originally published in 1979 and marking the first English translation of his work. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1996

"A little treasure, worth twice the price."
Dazzling, pithy vignettes of early 20th century India from a wandering Italian poet. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"Many thoughtful and wry observations inhabit this charming but uneven read."
In Mattioni's novel, a recent widower from Milan realizes his dream of resettling in Savannah. Read full book review >