Search Results: "Hans Fallada"


BOOK REVIEW

A SMALL CIRCUS by Hans Fallada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A meticulously detailed chronicle of provincial politicking and small-town pettiness with haunting contemporary resonance."
First published in German in 1931 and loosely based on the author's experience as a newspaper reporter, Fallada's bleak political comedy is as relevant—and rich—as ever in Hofmann's supremely natural translation.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY MAN DIES ALONE by Hans Fallada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"A very welcome resurrection for a great writer crucified by history."
Grim, powerful epic portrait of life in Germany under Nazi rule, published shortly after the author's death in 1947 but never before available in English. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROYAL RAVEN by Hans Wilhelm
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"The main feature of these big, colorful watercolors are the raven's glittering gold feathers; similar in effect to the fins on Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish (1992), these plump the book with real live magic. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A perhaps familiar story, related with a dose of irony and illustrated with dazzling special effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO WASN'T THERE by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An enjoyable addition. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-9)"
To Introduce a favorite genre, a three-chapter ghost story- -appropriately set on the bleak and desolate New England coast in a long-ago December. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO SUN! by Hans Wilhelm
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Young readers will most likely find this plot-driven tale entertaining enough, but it's not an essential purchase. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little hedgehog named Quentin lives in the forest, but has a dream to see the sun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORE BUNNY TROUBLE by Hans Wilhelm
Released: March 1, 1989

Ralph—of Bunny Trouble, 1985—thinks his baby sister, Emily, is overrated: "She cried a lot and was always wet." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOLE IN THE WALL by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A deceptively subtle thought-provoker for preschoolers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Four round and rubbery cartoon African animals—a wild dog, a warthog, a lion, and an elephant—find what seems to be a hole in the wall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"There are many editions of this popular story, but Wilhelm's visual narration has unusual panache, making it a good choice for collections that can use one more. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Bremen native follows the Grimms in his straightforward, accessible retelling, providing lively watercolor illustrations that depict the characters in an appealing cartoon style and varying multiple vignettes with cinematic double spreads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE WHALE IN DEEP TROUBLE by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A basic introduction to the environmental hazards that endanger whales. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young whale finds himself in jeopardy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2008

"Not for everyone, but its target audience, however narrow, will love it."
Another testosterone-laced account of another elite combat specialty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Soldier Man by Hans Ragnitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2014

"A tense, gritty journey into postwar Kosovo, one that turns the stomach and troubles the conscience."
In this novel based on true events, a young soldier fights a war with himself amid the chaos and carnage of Kosovo. Read full book review >