Search Results: "Horst J.P. Bergmeier"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"A fascinating footnote to the history of the Nazi propaganda machine. (40 illustrations, not seen)"
The previously untold story of how the Nazi war machine used jazz and swing for propaganda. Read full book review >

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LOUIS HORST by Janet Mansfield Soares
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1992

"Readers may miss some of the passion that was a hallmark of this era and of Graham's life and associations (conveyed so well by Agnes de Mille in Martha, 1991), but, still, this is a worthwhile account of an important figure. (Thirty-two b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Louis Horst was a musician, conductor, and composer who, through his work with Martha Graham and other pioneers, profoundly affected the development of American modern dance. Read full book review >

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J.P. HOMER'S THE THESODDY by J.D. Peterson
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"This zany parody is, ultimately, all for fun and fun for none. (Fiction. 10+)"
Lewis Carroll meets Homer in this parody of The Odyssey, an "epic" poem that may have a difficult time finding an audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUR MOVE, J.P.! by Lois Lowry
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1990

"A memorably funny book."
This year's Newbery winner returns to her popular comic mode—now with a third book about the Tates of N.Y.C.'s West 83rd Street (Switcharound, 1985). Read full book review >

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J.P. AND THE GIANT OCTOPUS by Ana Crespo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Quick, cut-and-dried behavior modeling to share with children in the wakes of common emotional tempests. (Picture book. 4-6)"
To many if not most children, a first visit to a car wash can be a terrifying experience. Read full book review >

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J.P. AND THE BOSSY DINOSAUR by Ana Crespo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Crespo needs a dictionary if she's going to make the series succeed. (note to parents and teachers) (Picture book. 4-6)"
Young JP's happy mood takes a (temporary) flier when he discovers from a dinosaur-shaped measuring sign that he's too short for the Tween-o-Saurus Rex pool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND THE DIVIDE by J.P. Kenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"An engaging family tale set during one of the most critical periods in American history."
The second historical novel in Kenna's series (Cinders Over the Junction,2011) about hardworking families affected by the economic and social transformations of their times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY BOAT TURNS SOUTH by J.P.  White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"White rings some compelling changes in a convoluted tale that leads to Matt's redemption."
Boy meets boat; boy meets girl; boy meets another girl; boy meets cocaine; boy loses boat—it's complicated… Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST HUNT by Horst Stern
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A well-crafted allegory exposing the grimness of real-world economics—as well as a vivid tale, with life in the animal kingdom having far more vitality than the dull, narrow realm of human experience."
A modern-day hunting fable—and US debut for German novelist and journalist Stern—details the degrees of engagement leading to a final confrontation between a long-suffering giant bear and a master of the universe who's busily arranging post-Soviet jump- starts in Eastern Europe economies for the World Bank. Read full book review >

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WAY DOWN DARK by J.P. Smythe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"In the end, this is just another in the overflowing 'violently plucky heroine' sci-fi genre, an amiable though not particularly interesting book. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
A British import with dystopian-blockbuster ambitions. Read full book review >