Search Results: "Karl Kwasny"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF SHADOWS by Claire Legrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Ultimately a feel-good story, though readers will wade through tides of bad, angry, heartbroken and horror-struck feelings to get there. (Horror/fantasy. 11-13)"
Already saddled with a major father issue, young Olivia Stellatella acquires ghost problems too after she's forced to live in the backstage rooms of a decrepit concert hall. Read full book review >

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ANGEL OF THE BATTLEFIELD by Ann Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"This homage to the Bobbs-Merrill Childhood of Famous Americans series of highly fictionalized biographies falls flat. (map, historical note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Time travel loses its way in a maze of clichés, product placements and a slow-moving plot. Read full book review >

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BEANSTALKER AND OTHER HILARIOUS SCARYTALES by Kiersten White
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Disturbingly delightful. (Fractured fairy tales. 8-12)"
Zombies and vampires and Grimm, oh my! Read full book review >

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KARL BENZ by Brian Williams
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Chronology; brief, irrelevant bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Pioneers of Science'' series, some interesting period illustrations and biographical details concerning the German who built the first practical automobile. Read full book review >

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EMIL AND KARL by Yankev Glatshteyn
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2006

"The translator's afterword explains that this is one of the first novels written about the Holocaust in any language and for any age. (Fiction. 10+)"
Glatshteyn presents an unstintingly stark depiction of Nazi terror in this story, set in Vienna shortly after the German occupation. Read full book review >

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THE LOST LULLABY by Jason Segel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2016

"This is one trilogy that ends on a high note. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Charlie Laird faces off against ICK and INK in the finale of the Nightmares! trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KARL MARX by Jonathan Sperber
Released: March 11, 2013

"Authoritative in its scope, but dense and unnecessarily difficult."
A thorough but starchy portrait of the father of modern communism. Read full book review >

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KARL MARX by Francis Wheen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2000

"Respectful yet non-hagiographic, Wheen's life of Marx deserves a wide readership."
Superb life of the thinker who, for better or worse, molded the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPWALKER TONIC by Jason Segel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A solid-enough sequel that slips here and there but leaves readers' goodwill intact. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Charlie Laird faces a dire threat to the Netherworld and the Waking World. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GHOST OF KARL MARX by Ronan de Calan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"With its companion, great thinkers viewed from unusual angles—but better as refreshers than first introductions. (Philosophy. 12-15) "
Cheerfully bidding readers to chill ("Don't be afraid! It's only a sheet!"), the ghostly Marx rises up to explain the origins of his social philosophy. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN AGAINST KARL MULLEN by Michael Gilbert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 1991

From versatile veteran Gilbert: a moderately involving mixture of legal tactics, media maneuvers, and ambiguous politics—with all inklings of murder-mystery saved up until the last hundred pages. Read full book review >

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KARL, GET OUT OF THE GARDEN! by Anita Sanchez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A good introduction to a man in a class by himself. (author's notes, timeline, source notes, resource for readers, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
An inveterate nature lover classifies plants and animals—and changes the world of science forever. Read full book review >