Search Results: "Helga Bansch"


BOOK REVIEW

AT NIGHT by Helga Bansch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2016

"With the feel of a fine and handsome tintype, this Austrian import makes night newly beguiling. (Picture book. 2-6)"
For all but a few, the night is a foreign country. Read full book review >

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BRAVA, MIMI! by Helga Bansch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The illustrations are colorful and incorporate both touches of collage and different textures of paints, and the animals are quite appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Alas, poor Mimi the Mouse. Read full book review >

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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 WANT A DOG! by Helga Bansch
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The way Lisa solves her problem in a creative and socially acceptable way is laudable, but readers will still wish she'd gotten the dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little girl named Lisa longs for a dog of her own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SONG AND THE TRUTH by Helga Ruebsamen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2000

"A virtuosic interweaving of myth, history, and imagination."
We've seen a number of interesting novels from the Netherlands lately, but few have been better than this engrossing saga of a Dutch Jewish family's experiences of personal upheaval in the East Indies and WWII upon returning to Holland. Read full book review >

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LET ME GO by Helga Schneider
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"Survivor's tales come in as many shapes as mothers. This one, from the dark side, is as affecting as a kick in the stomach."
Mothers come in all shapes and persuasions: this one enthusiastically joined the Waffen SS, abandoned her children, and embraced her tasks at Auschwitz, as gloomily recounted in her daughter's memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELGA'S DIARY by Helga Weiss
Released: April 22, 2013

"Weiss' moving eyewitness portrait adds a deepening to the understanding of the Jews' plight during this horrific period in history."
A young Prague girl's diary, amended after the events, chronicles her yearning for a normal life before deportation to Terezin and Auschwitz. Read full book review >

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FISSION by Helga Königsdorf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

A graceful 1986 meditation on ethnic identity, the mixed blessings of scientific discovery, and the nature of disability, written by a former East German novelist and teacher of mathematics and science. Read full book review >

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TEN BIRDS by Jürg Amann
by Jürg Amann, illustrated by Helga Gebert, translated by David Henry Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Even children who can't yet read will get at least a portion of the joke. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Ten birds frolic in fractured count-down number rhymes. Read full book review >