Search Results: "Kathie von Ankum"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ARTIFICIAL SILK GIRL by Irmgard Keun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"A most worthy rediscovery."
A particularly vivid, gritty new English translation of a 1932 novel set in Berlin between the world wars, whose expatriate author (1905-82) enjoyed early critical and popular success, incurred the displeasure of Nazi censors, spent two years as the mistress of the great Austrian writer (also an expatriate) Joseph Roth, and wrote, pseudonymously, in obscurity (having returned to Germany) until her death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORANGUTAN HOUDINI by Laurel Neme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"An interesting exploration of animal intelligence for budding zoologists, so long as they take the anthropomorphization with a grain of salt. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Orangutan Fu Manchu makes a monkey out of his zookeepers. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 13, 1994

"This is your guide. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild/Better Homes & Gardens Book Club selections)"
In this unappetizing and tacky effort, Philbin and Gifford (Cooking with Regis and Kathie Lee, not reviewed) combine recipes from guests on their hyperirritating morning chat show with those from their friends and family in chapters organized by holiday (Memorial Day, Easter and Passover, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF KING LION by Sibylle von Olfers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Fun as a novelty piece, but unlikely to engage too many 21st-century readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A 1912 German classic is reprinted in English for the first time in its 101-year-old history. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE SNOW CHILDREN by Sibylle von Olfers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An old-fashioned delight for new children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A simple but richly imaginative tale in a tiny book with exquisite illustrations, translated from a 1905 German book. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"Otherwise, a sheer delight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A stray cat appears on the porch, but runs away at the first sign of the human. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QBISM by Hans Christian von Baeyer
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"QBism remains controversial, but scientifically inclined readers will share von Baeyer's enthusiasm and come away with a feeling, if not a deep understanding, of quantum phenomena that doesn't require suspension of disbelief."
"There is a strangeness about quantum mechanics that is rooted not in its mathematical complexity but in the paradoxes and enigmas that have bedeviled it from birth." Since that birth 90 years ago, scientists regularly explain quantum physics, in all its weirdness, to the general public. Here's the latest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Readers impatient for the next adventure of Holly Hobbie's Toot and Puddle will be glad to have this while they wait. (Picture book. 3-8)"
paper 1-55037-608-X Large print, telescoped illustrations, and extremely rapid outcomes from decisions propel readers through this whimsical story. Read full book review >