Search Results: "Hans Wilhelm"


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 >

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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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

IRON HANS by Jacob Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Young romantics will revel in the princess's fragile loveliness, the medieval pageantry, and the many meticulously rendered details. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
An unattributed translation of one of the Grimms' more enigmatic tales, in a lush edition with imaginative illustrations and intricate borders. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"Unlikely to find much readership outside of the psychoanalytic hardcore."
Psychobiography meets psychiatric case study in this life of the eminently strange theorist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIGGLE WIGGLE by Eve Merriam
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Nifty. (Poetry. 2-6)"
``Happy'' is the right word for these 25 deftly constructed poems about childhood pleasures: sounds, making faces (``How to Be Angry'': ``Scrunch your eyebrows/up to your hair,/pull on your chin/and glare glare glare...''), animals, weather, food, riddles, counting, day's end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRON HANS by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An intriguing alternative to the other two. (Picture book/folktale. 8-10)"
Tavares's tidy, literal, clean-lined illustrations give this retelling of a particularly surreal Brothers Grimm tale some welcome grounding in reality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Charles Dickens. (chronology, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
The prolific author of beloved fairy tales stars in this short illustrated entry in the What's Their Story? series (see Grant, above) of biographies. Read full book review >