Search Results: "Jan Pienkowski"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1997

"And if you can't locate all 56 artworks, there's a key to identify them—ah, but where is the key hidden?"
Pienkowski, an award-winning illustrator of children's books, takes the art of the pop-up book to a new level of ingenuity and intricacy with this witty visual treasure hunt. Read full book review >

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THE FAIRY TALES by Jan Pienkowski
Kirkus Star
adapted by Jan Pienkowski, illustrated by Jan Pienkowski, translated by David Walser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2006

"A wonderful gift in all meanings of the word. (foreword, author and translator notes) (Fairytales. 7-12)"
These four tales from the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault (Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella) were first published as separate small volumes in the 1970s and again in 1992. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS MOUNTAIN by David Walser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"For the more sophisticated folk- and fairy-tale reader. (reteller's foreword, illustrator's note, glossary) (Folk tales. 8-11)"
A satisfying retelling of eight Polish tales, paired with bold multicolor paper cuttings that employ traditional and modern motifs. Read full book review >

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NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

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A FOOT IN THE GRAVE by Joan Aiken
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"An intriguing tour de force. (Fiction. 10+)"
Eight handsome, ambiguous pictures by one of Britain's most innovative illustrators provide inspiration for the same number of ghost and horror stories by a skilled fantasy writer. Read full book review >

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JAN ORMEROD'S TO BABY WITH LOVE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A feast of bright yet subtle color and bold design, just right for introducing the youngest to some familiar animals while tickling their ears with contagious rhymes and their minds with a few simple concepts. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An artist known especially for her exquisite draughtsmanship visualizes five familiar nursery pieces in vibrant paint set off by brilliant white. Read full book review >

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TROUBLED WATERS by Carolyn Wheat
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Required reading for anybody who remembers the '60s—or anybody who's forgotten them."
The shocking resurfacing of a long-vanished fugitive—Cass Jameson's old friend and fellow-activist Jan Gebhardt turns herself in to the authorities—yanks Cass out of her New York orbit to the side of her quadriplegic brother in Ohio and back in time to 1982, when Ron Jameson allegedly drove his van to the spot where Jan executed a federal agent. Read full book review >

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SINS AND NEEDLES by Monica Ferris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"Betsy, who's growing as a character, gets an especially interesting case this time."
A search for a birth mother provides the impetus for a murder in Minnesota. Read full book review >

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MEANT TO BE by Rita Coburn Whack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2002

"Well-written though oft-told, and interrupted much too often by a confused spirituality."
Jan Campbell is an excellent student and devoted churchgoer—until she scandalizes the Baptist congregation by saying "nobody should hold a child back from God. . . ." Read full book review >

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THE FIGHT IN THE DOG by Wayne D. Dundee
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2005

"A shaggy story made more engaging by Joe's chivalry, the relaxed style he shares with Dundee (The Skintight Shroud, 1989, etc.), and a genuine interest in the quirks and foibles of a large cast of ordinary people."
A Chicago gumshoe uncovers unsavory canine abuse and worse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Branch Davidians as charismatic cults are chilling."
A well-researched and skillfully told account of the ill-fated 1534 uprising of the Anabaptists in MÅenster, Germany. Read full book review >