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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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 >

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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 >

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 >

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

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 >

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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Beer's fresh approach sometimes grades into obscurity, but, still, this is an erudite and forceful work, packed with the scholarship of a lifetime."
Harvard government professor Beer traces the evolution of American federalism and, with scholary zeal, reilluminates the eternal state-vs.-central-government debate. 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 >