Search Results: "Helga Weiss"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DOES THE BROWN BEAR GO? by Nicki Weiss
Released: March 20, 1989

"When the lights go down/On the city street,/Where does the white cat go, honey?/Where does the white cat go?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SURPRISE BOX by Nicki Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"From implied role models to sophisticated color, a richer offering than is immediately evident. (Picture book. 2-7)"
While Granny naps, a bright-eyed moppet prepares a lovely surprise—a shoebox full of treasures: ``Pebble Penny Bottle cap Nail Ant Worm Frog Snail.'' Captioning her simple, well- constructed illustrations with a succinct text in the style of Dog Boy Cap Skate (1989), Weiss tells an appealing story with a satisfyingly startling climax (``Shake Listen Stare Shriek'') and a cozy conclusion (``Girl Granny Giggle... Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PERFECTLY PROPER PARANORMAL MUSEUM by Kirsten Weiss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"A clever combination of characters you care about despite the silliness and absurd situations that hook you even though Weiss (The Hermetic Detective, 2015, etc.) clearly doesn't take them very seriously."
The Paranormal Museum gets uncomfortably close to its avowed mission when it becomes the scene of a murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1996

"Neither very original nor entirely convincing in its thesis that a Nazi-like regime could only have gained power in Germany, this is still an extremely stimulating and informative work."
Why did the most savagely anti-Semitic regime in history gain power in Germany rather than, say, France (scene of the Dreyfus affair) or Russia (with its widespread pogroms)? 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

BORN TO STEAL by Gary Weiss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2003

"Inevitable allusions to The Sopranos aren't necessary. The cautionary saga of gangsters on Wall Street, told with insight and great wit, grips as tightly as a loan shark."
Before the masters of Enron and WorldCom ripped off innocent investors, there were the connected "Guys" in bucket shops and chophouses. Here, Business Week reporter Weiss follows the adventures of one hustler on the shady side of Wall Street. Read full book review >