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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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"An altogether dry and impenetrable, albeit well researched and carefully argued, attempt to make sense of the manner in which the Nazis waged war."
This precise, highly detailed academic look at the strategic decisions made by Hitler and his General Staff throughout the latter part of WWII offers little to anyone but the most specialized of military scientists. Read full book review >

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Released: March 11, 2011

"An unusual, compelling read."
Vogels gives an account of his crusade for married priests. Read full book review >

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THE WOLVES by Brian J. Heinz
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An exquisite story of the wild. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
In a preface to this powerful story, Heinz (The Alley Cat, 1993, etc.) provides historical information on wolves in North America as well as their present situation. 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 >