Search Results: "Joanna Halpert Kraus"


BOOK REVIEW

TALL BOY'S JOURNEY by Joanna Halpert Kraus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"Ritz's sensitive watercolors, on attractively textured paper, reflect the unusually perceptive and detailed portrayal of the first days of a transcultural adoption. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
By the adoptive mother of a Korean boy (now adult), a realistic account of experiences similar to her son's. Read full book review >

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THE KRAUS PROJECT by Karl Kraus
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Readers interested in Kraus will be better served by Reitter's The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning (2008). This book is for Franzen's fans."
Two angry men rail against their culture. Read full book review >

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ON THE BUS WITH JOANNA COLE by Joanna Cole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 20, 1996

"A book as appealing as any Cole has written, good for recreational readers and report-writers alike. (Autobiography. 10-13)"
A grand autobiography in the Creative Sparks series that is both accessible and entertaining. Read full book review >

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STRUDWICK by Robert Kraus
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Each element invites readers to follow a different orbit—around the same center. (Picture book. 5+)"
Strudwick, a lamb who has been warned about wolves, dresses up in a wolf costume and, following somewhat in the path of Little Red Riding Hood, goes to visit his grandfather to see if he will be fooled by the disguise. Read full book review >

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A REAL GOOD WAR by Sam Halpert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 1997

"An inspiring debut: nostalgic, ironic, and respectful of a harrowing moment in America's history. (Author tour)"
Engrossing fictionalized WW II flyboy memoir, a first novel from a 77-year-old retiree. Read full book review >

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ALL GOD'S CHILDREN by Susan Kraus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2014

"A fast-paced, involving family drama that tackles a headline-grabbing religious sect."
In Kraus' (Fall from Grace, 2014) second series installment, a tough custody case tests professional mediator Grace McDonald's patience and convictions. Read full book review >

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MORT THE SPORT by Robert Kraus
Released: March 1, 2000

"Himmelman's illustrations are full of life and work well with Mort's dizzying predicament to yield a funny, approachable tale of self-discovery. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even for an elephant, Mort has too much on his plate. Read full book review >

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NEAR MYTHS by Robert Kraus
FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1996

"The stories seem cobbled together from one-liners and throwaway jokes, and while the illustrations—wild cartoon skirmishes set in Olympus—are funny, they can't carry the book. (Picture book/folklore. 5+)"
Near Myths ($14.99; May 1996; 32 pp.; 0-670-85751-3): On the winged heels of Kraus's Strudwick (1995) comes a disappointing collection of parodies of Greek myths, full of graceless jokes and puns. Read full book review >

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FALL FROM GRACE by Susan Kraus
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2014

"A thoughtful, balanced novel, and a great mix of courtroom drama and psychological thrills."
A therapist becomes the target of a carefully calculated setup in Kraus' debut thriller. Read full book review >

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SCOWLER by Daniel Kraus
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 13, 2013

"A Midwestern gothic family saga that will hook readers—or scare them away. (Horror. 14 & up)"
A meteor shower forms the backdrop for a teen boy's Donnie Darko-like nightmare in 1981 small-town Iowa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A reassuring guide to turning a magical hobby into a profitable business."
The hard part of magic—getting paid for it—is ably demystified in this straightforward debut primer. Read full book review >