Search Results: "J.R. Krause"


BOOK REVIEW

POCO LOCO by Maria Chua
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"¡Ay, Poco Loco! We hope to see you again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Poco Loco the mouse may be a little nuts, but he's got some great ideas, too. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POCO LOCO! by J.R. Krause
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"¡Que rico! Mucho más, por favor.(Picture book. 3-8)"
What has that crazy ratón Poco Loco got planned for his birthday?Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 1992

A solid and thorough history of the Homestead Strike of 1892, in which a powerful steelworkers' union was destroyed in a lockout and protracted struggle. Read full book review >

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NICK AND THE NASTY KNIGHT by Ute Krause
by Ute Krause, illustrated by Ute Krause, translated by Ute Krause
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A nicely etched story of doing the right thing in a trying world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Nick outfoxes a greedy knight as well as a company of thieves to rescue his oppressed medieval village. Read full book review >

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OSCAR AND THE VERY HUNGRY DRAGON by Ute Krause
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Packed with wit that never descends into camp and illustrated with verve and style in ink-and-watercolor cartoons, Krause's substantial, self-translated fractured fairy tale delights on every level. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A terrifying beast meets its match in a resourceful boy. Read full book review >

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INSIDE THE NEW EUROPE by Axel Krause
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 1991

"Nonetheless, his own report should help those seeking to understand the dimensions of the new challenge."
Few Americans have even the faintest idea of the scope and dynamism of the ``New Europe,'' but Krause, corporate editor of the International Herald Tribune, helps to give some perspective—even in such a once-over-lightly account as this. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2012

"An imaginative introduction to a new dimension of the natural world."
Krause (Wild Soundscapes: Discovering the Voice of the Natural World, 2002, etc.) chronicles his experiences with "[n]atural soundscapes…the voices of whole ecological systems." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMONG THE DEAD by J.R.  Backlund
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A procedural with a complex heroine and a torrid pace. This series kickoff is at once credible, moving, and suspenseful."
Murder and politics make uneasy bedfellows in this gripping debut. Read full book review >

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THE JUGHEADS by J.R. Helton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A pedestrian retelling of what it's like to be the son of a jerk."
An angry adolescent boy recounts his life in a teenage wasteland, suffering under the thumb of his incompetent and violent father. Read full book review >

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ZOMBIE by J.R. Angelella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"All of the weirdness adds up to not very much, and Angelella has an irksome habit of nudging the reader in the ribs with his wit and cleverness."
Angelella creates a weird brew here, featuring an eight-fingered priest, pill and sex addicts, cultish rituals and the Byron Hall Catholic High School for Boys. Read full book review >

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LOST IN AUSTIN by J.R. Ripley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ripley also writes as Glenn Meganck, another name to avoid."
Disbarred lawyer Tony Kozol (Skulls of Sedona, not reviewed), who ekes out a living as a so-so guitar player, considers himself lucky to have landed on the cross-country tour with Clint Cash and the Cowhands when real guitarist Brian Love breaks his arm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSIC AND CRIME by J.R. Creech
Released: April 3, 1989

A minor-key first novel set in L.A.'s jazz world that's as brassy and self-consciously hip as the tunes its hero blows on his saxophone. Read full book review >