Search Results: "Ivan Gantschev"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE RABBITS by Ivan Gantschev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A pleasant diversion. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Glorious watercolors in a distinctive style are the highlight of this Balkan variation of "The Three Little Pigs," retold by Gantschev (Where the Moon Lives, 1998), who attended art school in Bulgaria and now lives in Germany. Read full book review >

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IVAN by Katherine Applegate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Gently paced, with moving but reassuring images, this is an age-appropriate introduction to the issues of captivity and animal welfare. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Applegate reinterprets her Newbery-winning story about Ivan the shopping-mall gorilla for a younger audience of up-and-coming animal activists. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE MOON LIVES by Ivan Gantschev
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1998

"A quiet book, which here and there glistens with shards of moonlight. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A duckling is baffled by the glorious moon overhead. Read full book review >

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SNOW LEOPARDS by Nicole Poppenhäger
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A dense one-page fact-based afterword provides details about snow leopards and reminds readers of the importance of protecting this endangered species. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Brother and sister snow leopards Simi and Siri are born moments apart, but the male cub Simi is born small and weak. Read full book review >

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IVAN PAVLOV by Daniel P. Todes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"A comprehensive, nuanced picture of Pavlov's life and times and his seminal contributions to science."
An expansive scholarly biography of Russia's most eminent scientist. Read full book review >

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IVAN AND THE DYNAMOS by Crystal Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Andy's parents, with their straight-A, church-going son, are infinitely patient; Andy's pals are tagged with names like Mike Hanson, Jamie Jones, Duffy Conners, Billy Peterson, Denny Smith, and Jimmy Cleaver, and none of them emerges from the pack. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Andy Anderson, 11, is unhappy when he learns that he's been traded to Coach Lou Richards's team in the Squirt division of his local hockey league, but his anxieties soon prove unnecessary. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"Possessing a certain charm, but missing a lot of pieces. (Photos throughout)"
Curious and evocative fragments of autobiography by boulevardier and screenwriter Moffat, gathered and embellished by Lambert (Natalie Wood, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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IVAN THE TERRIER by Peter Catalanotto
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"It's something of a one-note joke, however successful, and serves more as a primer for the Wiesner masterpiece than a companion—but there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a sort of Three Pigs lite, a Jack Russell terrier makes mincemeat out of four familiar folk tales as its ever-more-exasperated owner tries to tell them. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Utterly believable, this bittersweet story, complete with an author's note identifying the real Ivan, will inspire a new generation of advocates. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
How Ivan confronts his harrowing past yet stays true to his nature exemplifies everything youngsters need to know about courage. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott Stambach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"An auspicious, gut-wrenching, wonderful debut."
Ivan Isaenko was born 18 months after the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded near Pripyat, Ukraine, in 1986, and like many newborns from that region, he came into the world with numerous health problems and physical abnormalities. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1963

"All involved in its publication (translators, introducers, etc.) claim for it great 'artistic' values which we cannot share, although there is no question of its importance as a political and human document and as significant and tangible evidence of the de-Stalinization program."
While a few weeks ago it seemed as if Praeger would have a two month lead over Dutton in their presentation of this Soviet best seller, both the "authorized" edition (Dutton's) and the "unauthorized" (Praeger's) will appear almost simultaneously. Read full book review >