Search Results: "Hans Weyandt"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Entertaining, informative, satisfying and fun—everything books should be."
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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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CHRISTIANITY by Hans Küng
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"Impressive work that could become essential reading for students and interested laypersons alike."
A mammoth and important rendering of the Christian faith, by one of the most prominent living Roman Catholic theologians. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Kummer has smartly etched his name in what is fast becoming a worthy tradition—stylish writing that twines field research with campfire tale. (8 pages color plates, 34 halftones, 16 line drawings, 1 map)"
The days and nights of the hamadryas baboon are recounted in this by turns rigorous and meandering but always entertaining study from Kummer (Ethology/Univ. of Zurich). Read full book review >

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SIBERIAN TRANSFER by Hans Herlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1992

"An intriguing, well-researched story that never really warms up and runs fast enough."
Herlin returns to the revolutionary Russia of his earlier Grishin (1987) for a thriller about a trainload of Czarist gold bullion and an English effort to thwart the Bolsheviks. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A rhetorical and lifeless biography, then, that reduces Cowley to the sum of his literary opinions. (Thirty-two illustrations—not seen.)"
With access to Cowley himself (1898-1989) and to his huge archives, Bak (American Literature/Catholic University of Nijmegen, Netherlands) has produced a detailed yet cluttered history of his subject's literary endeavors from 1915 to 1930—of his ``apprenticeship'' as poet, literary journalist, editor, and critic. Read full book review >