Search Results: "Johanna H. Prins"


BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER NUMBER ZERO by Marjolijn Hof
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Readers able to look between the lines will find plenty to ponder here. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In a simply written tale realistically built on half-formed questions and incomplete answers, a young adoptee suddenly starts thinking about his birth mother. Read full book review >

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JOHANNA by Claire Cooperstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

A richly detailed first novel about a hitherto unsung—at least in fiction—heroine of art history whose unswerving belief in her brother-in-law Vincent's genius preserved his legacy for posterity. Read full book review >

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AGAINST THE ODDS by Marjolijn Hof
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"It is not a reassuring tale, however—'knowing everything,' as Kiki wants to do, rarely is—and it should, perhaps, be read with a trusted adult. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Kiki has a lot to worry about: Her father is a doctor who travels to war zones. Read full book review >

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THE ACORN EATERS by Els Pelgrom
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"An atmosphere of obscene poverty informs most of the book, but it is the novel's final image, of the boy in his home, brimming with love for his family, that resonates. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-15)"
A sensitive and evocative novel from Pelgrom (Little Sophie and Lanky Flop, 1988, etc.), who recounts the story of a young peasant boy growing up in Andalusia immediately following the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

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Released: July 8, 1992

"Stick to the high ground of the original instead."
Sequelmania strikes again as Haire-Sargeant presumes upon Emily Brontâ's stark, strange masterpiece, delivering a story that achieves a slight success as a literary pastiche but never becomes a satisfying work of fiction in its own right. Read full book review >

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H by Elizabeth Shepard
Released: April 1, 1995

"The impulse to utilize an innovative form is admirable, but the results are unfortunately shoddy."
This slim fictional collection of letters from, to, and about a disturbed 12-year-old boy reads more like a writing-class assignment than a debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS IN THE KITCHEN GARDEN by Annemie Heymans
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"The non-narrative format asks more than usual of readers, but those who make the effort will be rewarded with a poignant portrayal of real emotion. (Picture book. 5-9)"
From the Dutch, a surreal story about a brother and sister coping with their father's withdrawal after their mother's death. Read full book review >

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MISTER H by Daniel Nesquens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Mister H may be inscrutable, but once readers notice him, they will find him hard to forget. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A hippopotamus escapes from a zoo in this fable from Spain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, H by Hettie Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"A fertile trove that needs a stronger framework."
Letters revealing the enduring friendship of two "beat chicks." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FILE ON H. by Ismail Kadare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Kadare's is a voice unlike any other in contemporary fiction, and this is one of his most unusual and attractive books."
Part political parable, part comic roundelay, this engaging 1981 novel shows a comparatively lighter side of the great Albanian author whose previous English-translated works include The Three-Arched Bridge (1997) and The Pyramid (1996). Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1989

Breezy, cheeky biography of the man who, as director of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), dominated modern art for decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE H-SPOT by Jill Filipovic
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"A timely, enlightening exploration of what American women truly want and need to live purposeful, fulfilling, happy lives."
A sound analysis of what really makes women happy. Read full book review >