Search Results: "Harmen van Straaten"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOWMAN'S WISH by Harmen van Straaten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The magic is missing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
On a snowy, wintry night, the toys in a woodland cottage each boast that they are the most wonderful; all except a lonely snowman in a globe, long forgotten. Read full book review >

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DUCK’S TALE by Harmen van Straaten
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"In the end, this is a duck's tale most fowl, er, foul. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Something seems to have been lost in translation in this Dutch picture book featuring a story-within-a-story framework. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR ME? by Harmen van Straaten
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"An amusing, bemusing tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Innocent gifts of hearts and flowers from an anonymous donor exert a powerful effect on their recipients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2004

"Most readers will hope fervently that he does."
Old friends are reunited as new challenges rear their heads in this fifth installment of Maine author Reid's delightful Moosepath Chronicles (Mrs. Roberto, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER LOON by Van Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2002

"Reid's one-man campaign to resurrect the 18th- and 19th-century novel is a campaign well worth enlisting in. Don't miss Peter Loon."
Reid departs from his popular Moosepath Chronicles (Daniel Plainway, 2000, etc.) with this first of a new series focusing on "the struggle between proprietors and settlers" in central Maine during the post-Revolutionary War years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUYS IN SUITS by Van Whitfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Entertainment Lite: wisecracking and contrived."
Whitfield (Something's Wrong With Your Scale!, 1999, etc.) returns to that trendy urban landscape where would-be cool black guys hang out trying to make the right moves on their women. Read full book review >

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MRS. ROBERTO by Van Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2003

"The most imaginative and outrageous in the series thus far. It would be a crime and a sin, and just plain un-neighborly, to miss it."
An exuberant superabundance of plot distinguishes this fourth installment of the popular author's ongoing Moosepath Chronicles (Daniel Plainway, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"And perhaps they won't, as an intriguing Epilogue and coy Author's Note slyly suggest. Long may the Moosepath League flourish."
Reid's expert appropriation of the benign world of Charles Dickens continues in this third volume of his richly entertaining saga (Cordelia Underwood, 1998; Mollie Peer, 1997). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REBUILD THE DREAM by Van Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2012

"A confident clarion call sure to arouse controversy in this election year."
Staunch advocacy for the Rebuild the Dream movement by its co-founder, who argues that to rebuild America's economy requires not simply a strong leader but a mass social movement. Read full book review >