Search Results: "Jakob Grimm"


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TALES FROM GRIMM by Jakob Grimm
Released: Oct. 9, 1936

"Better for reading aloud than for beginning readers."
A careful selection, including such favorites as Hansel and Gretel, Rose White and Snow Red and omitting the gruesome ones which deter some parents from giving Grimm to their children. Read full book review >

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MORE TALES FROM GRIMM by Jakob Grimm
Released: Oct. 20, 1947

"The flavor of the original is held while some of the grimness and overweighted morality is removed."
For fairy tale lovers here is excellent stuff — a collection of the lesser known tales, freely translated and illustrated by bold pictures characteristic of the creator of Millions of Cuts. Read full book review >

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JORINDA AND JORINGEL by Jakob Grimm
Released: June 1, 1978

"At the picture-book level, it's Adams and Shub all the way; this is pleasant to hold in the hand—but, even so, the pictures don't bear close or repeated scrutiny."
The Grimm tale of Jorinda's enchantment and Joringel's devotion, tenderly and dramatically pictured by Adrienne Adams (1968), is strung out into a series of incidents in the vignettes which illustrate this small (4 3/4 x 6 3/4) volume—and which, moreover, give little scope for Margot Tomes' spirited drawing or sense of fun. Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF A NAPOLEONIC FOOT SOLDIER by Jakob Walter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"The text includes an appendix with six unrelated letters home (unearthed by a Soviet researcher in 1978) from six Westphalian conscripts serving in the Grand Army, plus 20 b&w engravings (not seen)."
As France's empire expanded during its postrevolutionary era, Napoleon began requiring vassal states to supply troops for his acquisitive causes. Read full book review >

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ONE DEATH TO DIE by Jakob Arjouni
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1997

"Plotted with verve and written with passion, though without the originality of Kayankaya's raffish debut."
You'd think it would be easier to find a missing person if you knew where she was, but that hasn't helped Frankfurt businessman Manuel Weidenbusch, whose imported Thai girlfriend Sri Dao Rakdee was kidnapped from under his nose by the crooks who'd promised to forge her a new set of identity papers. Read full book review >

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IT’S A DOG’S LIFE by Paul Banks
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Some songs for children transfer easily to narrative text, but this isn't one of them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming puppy with floppy ears and an oversized nose is the star of this story with rhyming text adapted from the words of a song written for children. Read full book review >

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TINY TOES by Donna Jakob
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 1995

"If it could, this book would turn into a pillow. (Picture book. 3-6)"
If any part of the body deserves to have a children's book written about it, it is toes. Read full book review >

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CITIZEN CANINE by David Grimm
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A challenging notion that fails to adequately address the implicit downgrading of our broader responsibilities as citizens."
Science deputy news editor Grimm (Journalism/Johns Hopkins Univ.) looks at the pros and cons of granting citizenship to our pets—a far-out idea, to be sure, but one gaining traction with some on the fringe of the animal rights movement. Read full book review >

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THE MURDERER'S APE by Jakob Wegelius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Short attention spans need not apply, but committed, careful readers will be richly rewarded. (Mystery. 10 & up)"
When her friend and partner, the sailor Henry Koskela, is wrongfully imprisoned for murder, Sally Jones works for years to free him. Read full book review >

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LIES IN THE DUST by Jakob Crane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Haunting. (afterword) (Graphic historical fiction. 12-18)"
In 1706, 14 years after the infamous Salem witch trials, accuser Ann Putnam Jr. publicly apologized for her role; from that documentary evidence, Crane and Decker spin an airy, atmospheric graphic-novel examination of a legacy of guilt. Read full book review >

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IRON HANS by Jacob Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Young romantics will revel in the princess's fragile loveliness, the medieval pageantry, and the many meticulously rendered details. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
An unattributed translation of one of the Grimms' more enigmatic tales, in a lush edition with imaginative illustrations and intricate borders. Read full book review >

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SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED by Jacob Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 1992

"Lush and handsome, but without the storytelling verve of Barbara Cooney's freer illustrations (1965, 1991). (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
A slightly updated text based on May Sellars's 19th-century translation of the story about two sisters who not only befriend a bear who's really a prince but rescue—three times—the peculiarly ungrateful gnome (``dwarf'' in other editions) who enchanted the prince and stole his treasure. Read full book review >