Search Results: "Jenny Wagner"


BOOK REVIEW

WAGNER by Michael Tanner
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"There is no question that Tanner, by fair means as well as foul, celebrates Wagner's power to achieve that."
Tanner, a Cambridge philosopher and opera critic for the Spectator, offers analyses of the plots of Wagner's operas, the intellectual themes projected by them, and an evaluation of the music that is (for most of us) their justification. Read full book review >

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WAGNER NIGHTS by Joseph Horowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A work of engrossing scholarship about an important, unjustly ignored slice of our artistic past."
An expert blend of musical and social history, illuminating one of the cultural cores of America's ``Gilded Age.'' In the 1880s, as accurately depicted in Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence, the upper echelons of New York society flocked to Faust (a scene carefully retained in Martin Scorsese's recent film version). Read full book review >

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SPINNING JENNY by Sylvia Ann McLain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2017

"A strong, often poignant illustration of slavery's destructiveness."
McLain's character-driven debut historical novel blends a tale of ill-fated love with a scathing indictment of slavery. Read full book review >

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CREEPING JENNY by John Sherwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A prologue compares the snubbing of a local absentee squire to the anger of Achilles—an ironic but apt figure for the hyperinflation of village minutiae in this most British puzzler."
Yet another trip down the Miss Marple trail (her own phrase) for Celia Grant of Archerscroft Nurseries (The Hanging Garden, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUMPING JENNY by Bonnie Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7- 11)"
Jenny's first weeks of kindergarten are full of challenges and disappointments. Read full book review >

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PRICKLY JENNY by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"With its small trim size, this empathetic offering might be just the thing for little ones to take off by themselves when they're feeling prickly. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A girl is in low spirits all day. Read full book review >

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JENNY & LORENZO by Toni Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An uneven story about an unlikely friendship. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A spunky little mouse befriends a big cat in this European import. Read full book review >

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AMY'S MONSTER by Jenny Wagner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An unusual variation on a popular theme; vulnerable-looking Amy proves to be commendably assertive and resourceful. (Picture book. 3-8)"
As seen on the first page, Amy is quite capable of mischief; but when her mother packs her off to visit her twin cousins, she almost meets her match. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"An epic pieced together with rare authenticity."
Carr (Mahler, 1997, etc.) captures a vast sweep of European history as he traces the lives of the legendary German composer and his heirs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUMPING JENNY by Ellen Bari
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bari's story of one girl's approach to the Jewish principle of 'tikkun olam' (literally, 'repair the world') will resonate as readers watch Jenny achieve her exhausting, triumphant success. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl channels her exuberance and excessive pogo-stick jumping into a worthy fundraising venture. Read full book review >