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, 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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BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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LITTLE POLAR BEAR TAKES A STAND by Hans de Beer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Scientific facts blend seamlessly with the fantasy of literal animal activists. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little polar bear Lars is back—and this time, he needs to stop humans from depleting his fishing grounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD by Daniel Beer
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"An eye-opening, haunting work that delineates how a vast imperial penal system crumbled from its rotten core."
An elucidating study of how Russia's east was won—by hard labor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A remarkable—and perhaps treasonous—woman earns her due in a work that will interest a wide range of readers."
A lively bio of the lady-in-waiting who lost her head—almost literally—to Queen Elizabeth I's favorite privateer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Hampshire Project by Kitty Beer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A view of the possible results of unbridled corporatism that is both unsettling and empowering."
A dystopian sci-fi novel imagines a future New England crippled by pollution and under the control of ruthless corporate patriarchs. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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