Search Results: "Heinz Janisch"


BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT GIANTS by Heinz Janisch
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 15, 2011

"Strange giants, sing-song rhymes and generic psychological advice don't add up to a soothing bedtime read. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This odd compendium of story, song lyrics and advice to parents misses the mark as a prescription for sweet dreams. Read full book review >

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“I HAVE A LITTLE PROBLEM,” SAID THE BEAR by Heinz Janisch
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A slight but sweet Austrian import. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"I have a little problem," says the bear to the inventor. Read full book review >

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HEAVE HO! by Heinz Janisch
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A simple tale of tails with a subtle message of teamwork. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"This story is told in 12 sentences (start counting NOW!)" Read full book review >

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THE KING AND THE SEA by Heinz Janisch
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This gem's childlike warmth, whimsy, and wisdom bring to mind The Little Prince. (Picture book. 7 & up)"
The titular king, a smallish character made of paper and featuring crayoned features and crown, converses with many creatures and inanimate objects in a series of double-page "chapters," each title beginning, "The King and…." Read full book review >

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WHY IS THE SNOW WHITE? by Heinz Janisch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Humorless and illogical. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pourquoi tale about how Father Snow sought colors for the snow from the flowers is fodder for a father's winter bedtime tale. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN by Heinz Janisch
ADVENTURE
Released: May 30, 2010

"This is handsomely designed in picture-book format, but the font size and amount of text on each page make it a lengthy read-aloud choice for kids whose imaginations trip the light fantastic. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Tales of Baron Munchausen have mostly belonged to previous generations, with a few books popping up now and then. Read full book review >

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NOAH'S ARK by Heinz Janisch
adapted by Heinz Janisch, translated by Rosemary Lanning, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Eccentric, if not cohesive, and appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This unusual telling of a familiar story begins lyrically: ``It came to pass in the days when giants strode the earth and were heroes among men, God saw that His people had grown wicked. Read full book review >

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WITH HITLER TO THE END by Heinz Linge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A slight book in defense of Hitler—a rarity outside white-supremacist circles."
Turns out Der Führer wasn't such a bad guy. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF MY COFFEE by R.P. Heinz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2017

"A coming-of-age tale that bridges cultural gaps with sincerity and laughs."
In this debut novel, a white suburban teenager runs a car detailing service in 1960s California, finding among his employees a mentor in a charismatic, Southern black man. Read full book review >

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RED FOX AT MCCLOSKEY’S FARM by Brian Heinz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The book design is inventive, with the opening stanza appearing before the title page and the child-pleasing foldout spreads propelling the storyline with their surprises. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Comical visual characterizations carry the day—or more accurately, the night—in this rhyming tale of a wistful fox intent on invading a hen house. Read full book review >