Search Results: "Henrik Van Ryzin"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Lucky for the developers that Bartleby's books are worth the wait. This app series continues to delight; it feels innovative and well-told at the same time, a tricky balance. (iPad storybook/puzzle app. 4-10)"
A continuation of the charmingly playful series about button-collecting, bowler-hat-wearing Bartleby, this volume is no less winning than the first even as it adds more locales and characters. Read full book review >

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TERRORIST by Henrik Rehr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2015

"Princip, in this contemplative version of history, isn't evil, and he isn't heroic. He's just a hapless man who fired a gun. (Graphic historical fiction. 12-18)"
Graphic novelist Rehr offers a fictionalized biography of Gavrilo Princip, who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand and started World War I. Read full book review >

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KLUTZ by Henrik  Drescher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"These slapstick foibles may scare very young readers, but those old enough to put the goofiness in context will eat up this cacophony of collage. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stumbling and bumbling their way through life, the members of the Klutz family trip down stairs, spill their meals, and almost drop the baby on its head. ``Lumpish yokels!'' people retort, observing the Klutzes' fumblings as the family clomps ungracefully by in their way-too-big boots. Read full book review >

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NINJA TIMMY by Henrik Tamm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"More empty calories than full-bodied treat. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
Does ninja cat Timmy have what it takes to save the city's children? Read full book review >

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HUBERT THE PUDGE by Henrik  Drescher
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Good, clean vegetarian fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hubert never expects to grow up: All pudgies are destined for the slaughterhouse before they're a year old. Read full book review >

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BROTHER JACOB by Henrik Stangerup
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1993

"These three books make an unassailable case for Danish identity in history, but their good intentions (the Kierkegaard scheme) are never quite realized into fiction of special immediacy or high relief."
Danish writer Stangerup completes a trilogy here—a set of works based on Kierkegaard's understanding of the Tripartite Man. Read full book review >

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THE GRUESOME GUIDE TO WORLD MONSTERS by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Outrageous fun, but sure to inform as well. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-10)"
If one were to believe that monsters are real, this would be a great nonfiction reference tool. Read full book review >

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A DAY IN CANADA by Per-Henrik Gürth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Simple details and animal characters will attract the youngest lapsitters, who may want to try some of the activities depicted, even if they can't do them in the specific Canadian environs described. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gürth adds to his series of books about Canada with this look at time. Read full book review >

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GONE TO THE STARS by Henrik Barkley de Pearson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 29, 2010

"An enchanting spiritual odyssey that endures beyond story's end."
A young man's out-of-body experience opens the door to spiritual adventures. Read full book review >

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HOCKEY OPPOSITES by Yvette Ghione
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The hockey theme fills a niche nicely, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Opposites collide on the hockey rink. Read full book review >

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AN INTERVIEW WITH HARRY THE TARANTULA by Leigh Ann Tyson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"What a great device to encourage groups or classes to mimic the idea with other insects and arachnids. (bibliography) (Picture book. 4-9)"
When Katy Did interviews Harry Spyder on KBUG radio on her program "Up Close and Personal," she brings listeners the latest chirp while readers learn a lot about tarantulas. Read full book review >