Search Results: "Hilde Hoogenboom"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MEMOIRS OF CATHERINE THE GREAT by Mark Cruse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2005

"A lively rendering of a work long out of print in English. Just the thing for anyone who has to survive in a political world."
Long misjudged by history, Empress Catherine (1762-96) gets a word in for herself. Read full book review >

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HILDE AND ELI by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"A sensitive but unsentimental account. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 8-12)"
Hilde Rosenzweig and Eli Lax were two of the 1.5 million Jewish children who were victims of the Nazi's ``Final Solution.'' Hilde was not yet ten when Hitler came to power in Germany and her happy childhood was disrupted as she and her family attempted to escape from Nazi persecution. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT MAN by Mariangela Di Fiore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This compassionate summary of Joseph Merrick's life shows young readers that people can be 'measured by the soul' rather than appearances. (bibliography) (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Di Fiore colors history with imagined scenes to humanize a man the world knew as the Elephant Man. Read full book review >

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HERO DOG! by Hilde Lysiak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Although entertaining and fast-paced, there is nothing to elevate this effort above a crowded field. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The spunky, smart, but fictional Hilde who cracks a string of pastry thefts before the evening deadline is modeled after a real Hilde—the co-author—who runs her own newspaper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHERLAND by Rita Goldberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Goldberg writes eloquently of the 'volcanic pressures' that shaped her family's story and continue to haunt her own."
A daughter revisits her mother's harrowing past. Read full book review >

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DESPERATE MEASURES by Kate Wilhelm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Still, the deft and able Wilhelm makes it all fast-paced, plausible, and entertaining."
Alex Feldman's facial deformities were so severe his elegant, status-conscious parents were all too pleased to delegate his care to child psychologist Graham Minick when Alex was just a youngster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE'S WORLD by Jostein Gaarder
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Index. (Philosophy/Fiction. All ages)"
What if we were all just characters from a book written by Major Albert Knag as a philosophical present for his daughter Hilde's 15th birthday? Read full book review >