Search Results: "Hans de Beer"


BOOK REVIEW

NUGGET ON TOP OF THE WORLD by Hans de Beer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"While there is a nugget of appeal in the illustrations of the endearing puppy, this effort falls short in its intended thematic journey. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this Swiss import, a young dachshund puppy named Nugget explores the world outside his home, comparing his own small stature with larger animals and structures. Read full book review >

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LITTLE POLAR BEAR AND THE SUBMARINE by Hans de Beer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"As a rudimentary introduction to friendship and environmental issues, if not geography, Lars can still create the mood. (Picture book. 3-6)"
De Beer's little polar bear, who debuted some 25 years ago, returns in a tale that combines familiar friendship problems with up-to-date concerns. Read full book review >

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LITTLE POLAR BEAR, TAKE ME HOME! by Hans de Beer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"Not, perhaps, a geography lesson, but a pleasant tale of a friendly sojourn. (Picture book. 5-8)"
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LITTLE POLAR BEAR AND THE BRAVE LITTLE HARE by Hans de Beer
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Such teamwork and fond friendship will win readers' hearts while the falling snow and expressive faces will dazzle their eyes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Little Polar Bear And The Brave Little Hare (32 pp.; $15.95; PLB $15.88; Nov. 1; 0-7358-1011-7; PLB 0- 7358-1012-5): Lars (Little Polar Bear, Take Me Home!, 1996, etc.) gains a new friend in his latest adventure. Read full book review >

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OLLIE THE ELEPHANT by Burny Bos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Of course Ollie wants a brother…for a little familial warmth and dependability. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ollie, pining for a baby brother, goes on a walkabout to find one or become someone else's. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BOBO SAVES THE DAY by Serena Romanelli
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Super,'' is oddly out of step with the forest setting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A violin-playing orangutan stars in this feeble story about courage and fidelity. Read full book review >

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THE BIG SQUIRREL AND THE LITTLE RHINOCEROS by Mischa Damjan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

Another heavy-handed European fable: tired of injuries carelessly inflicted by the larger animals, three small protesters wish for, and get, a size reversal. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"It's very slight, and not very involving."
This prizewinning 1994 novel recounts the (mainly amorous) exploits of Ulysses, the son of a Greek bar owner in Buenos Aires, who impregnates his girlfriend, flees from marriage, and undertakes an odyssey among the wealthy Americans whose yacht fortuitously rescues him—until the aggrieved women in his life arrange this unheroic adventurer's comeuppance. Read full book review >

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BEER MONEY by Frances Stroh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction."
Detroit's decadeslong public death spiral mirrors the steady dissolution of one of the city's most prominent clans: the Stroh family of brewers. Read full book review >

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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"An appealing and often amusing history of a less-than-noble drink, written with style and a genuine appreciation for the good old days before Miller Time went global. (Author tour)"
An industry insider's account of how B-school grads with no brew experience became the nation's tastemakers. Read full book review >