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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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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AESTHETICS by Ivan Brunetti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 28, 2013

"Essential for fans but fascinating for those new to Brunetti's work as well."
A handsomely designed encapsulation of the artistic life of a unique American illustrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Grateful Nation by Ivan Weinberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2015

"An often exhilarating novel despite the fact that its lawyer protagonist gets few opportunities to display his legal wiles."
In Weinberg's debut thriller, a California lawyer defends a psychiatrist after someone stabs one of the doctor's Vietnam veteran patients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The conclusion is only weak by comparison, however, as Musicant offers a meticulous yet exciting narrative of a small war that carried large implications for the nation's future. (8 pages b&w photos, 8 maps, not seen)"
Historian Musicant (Divided Waters, 1995) offers a detailed examination of the American war that catapulted the nation to imperial status. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"Ivan is the son of Ted Solotaroff, literary critic and former Harper editor."
A striking debut collection from a journalist whose articles for the Village Voice and Esquire portray people—some famous, some obscure—hovering somewhere around the edges of pop culture. Read full book review >

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BILLIONAIRE by Ivan Fallon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 1992

"A comprehensive and informative, albeit soft-centered, account of a genuinely remarkable career. (Forty-five illustrations.)"
Familiarity, it seems, does not always breed contempt. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A well-researched warning that the US and the West must have the best technology and trained personnel to survive in a partially hostile and competitive world in which US air power is once again being tested."
A highly detailed report of the rapid development of jet aircraft, which became the heart of US global power just as Britain's sea power was in the 19th century and before. Read full book review >

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EYE OF THE MOON by Ivan  Obolensky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Despite its length, an engrossing tale of mystery and magic."
In this debut murder mystery, a pair of friends searches for clues in the darkest recesses of the occult. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIVIDED WATERS by Ivan Musicant
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1995

"Musicant gives readers a fantail seat for the Union's triumphs and setbacks during the Civil War. (32 pages b&w photos and maps, not seen)"
An admirable and engrossing account of the largely overlooked contribution naval might made to the Union's victory in the Civil War, from a historian who has a genuine flair for recreating the riverine and seaboard battles that marked this conflict. Read full book review >