Search Results: "Katja Kamm"


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INVISIBLE by Katja Kamm
by Katja Kamm, illustrated by Katja Kamm
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

In this near-wordless exercise in graphic design, cartoon figures sporting grotesquely pink noses seem to gain or lose body parts or various articles of clothing by moving onto identically colored backgrounds between one spread and the next. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY LEGS? by Katja Spitzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Condescending text choices in the second part of this counting book undermine the whimsical, retro graphics. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This small, hardcover book uses brightly colored images, words, and numerals to illustrate counting from one to 10. Read full book review >

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LET'S GO OUTSIDE by Katja Spitzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"With its combination of miscellaneous sight words, concept groupings, and attractive pictures, this is a useful book for reading readiness. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Simple, colorful block prints are accompanied by words and phrases in bold primary print, with the English countryside's changing seasons in the background. Read full book review >

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CODE BLOOD by Kurt Kamm
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"An assured, very memorable LA thriller, with an appealing hero readers will want to meet again."
A disturbing fictional trip to the dark underside of Los Angeles life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Kamm plainly shows that Vietnam is a country, not a war. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sober, no-frills reportorial look at the present-day political and social climate in Vietnam, by a New York Times correspondent who has specialized in Asia for decades. Read full book review >

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CAN SATAN RESCUE ME? by Jack Kamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2014

"A deft, entertaining religious satire recommended for members of the atheistic choir."
Kamm (Over the Edge, 2013) mines the historical roots of misogyny in this Satan-narrated novel. Read full book review >

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THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay
Released: June 4, 2013

"Promising but repetitive. Too many scenes convey the same basic feelings and do not move the story along."
A debut novel that opens on a scene of dark clouds between past and future storms. Read full book review >

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OVER THE EDGE by Jack Kamm
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"An often terrific collection of stories from a vivid imagination."
In this debut short story collection, various characters pursue their dreams, which range from killing a spouse to having a romantic fling with Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BASTARDS IN SPRINGTIME by Katja Rudolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"A first-rate novel about the horrors of nationalism, as moving as it is instructive in its historical import."
A boy survives the 1992 siege of Sarajevo and finds refuge, if not peace, in North America. Read full book review >

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"A turbulent, thoughtful story of putting out fires, both personal and professional."
A determined loner battles both California wildfires and memories of a difficult childhood. Read full book review >

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GOOSE THE BEAR by Katja Gehrmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"This quixotic German import is entertaining, if you can get past the title. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What an unfortunate title for this wry twist on Are You My Mother. Insertion of the word "and" before "the" would so easily have eliminated the bawdy suggestion. Read full book review >