Search Results: "Kees de Kiefte"


BOOK REVIEW

YANG THE YOUNGEST AND HIS TERRIBLE EAR by Lensey Namioka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"De Kiefte's frequent impressionistic drawings are a plus. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Youngest of four in a musically gifted family, Yingtao is miserable because he's tone-deaf—a fact denied by his father, who obtusely persists in trying to teach him the violin. Read full book review >

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CHUCK AND DANIELLE by Peter Dickinson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Hats off to a winning canine antihero. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 9-11)"
The author of Shadow of a Hero (1994) and other profound, stimulating longer novels demonstrates his versatility with this brief, light-as-air tale of a highstrung whippet, nicknamed Chuck, and her fond young keeper, Danielle. Read full book review >

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WHAT KIND OF FAMILY DO YOU HAVE? by Gretchen Super
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Upbeat, easily read portraits of six types of families— nuclear, extended, adoptive (not really a parallel category), single-parent, blended, and foster families—lightened with dialogue and illustrative incidents (e.g., Jose's adjustment to sharing his room with an uncle). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

Livingston (B Is for Baby, 1996, etc.) presents poems using the traditional Japanese forms of haiku and tanka in a seasonal array, accompanied by de Kiefte's equally spare pen-and-ink drawings. ``Not wishing to stop/his chirping the whole night long,/Cricket never does'' is the piece that gives the collection a title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DE NIRO by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An impressive biography that will surely stand as the definitive De Niro volume."
The life and work of the legendary actor. Read full book review >

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DE GAULLE by Jean Lacouture
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"A leisurely biography that stints on explaining how de Gaulle worked his imperious will, but scores in detailing his evolution as a symbol of national unity and as a geopolitical realist. (Photographs.)"
Lacouture follows up his De Gaulle: The Rebel, 1890-1944 (1990) with another admiring volume, tracing how the triumphant leader of the Free French consolidated his position as the colossus bestriding his country's political institutions. Read full book review >

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DE-EXTINCTION by Rebecca E. Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A staid but intellectually stimulating excursion across one of modern biology's most promising, and controversial, frontiers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
"Extinction is essentially a one-way street. Or is it?" Read full book review >

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COUNT 1 TO 10 by Kees  Moerbeek
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A grand way to promote art appreciation, as well as numeracy. (Pop-up. 5-12, adult)"
A showpiece of popup design features the numbers one through 10 worked into multileveled constructs of dazzling virtuosity. Read full book review >

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MEMORIAS DE UN CAMALEON by Miguel De La Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A creative, evocative mix of stories."
A debut collection of short fiction, mostly in Spanish, addressing aspects of the Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS by Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"He also devotes considerable space to a discussion of the nature of the magnificent sculptures of saints, sinners, and demons added to the exterior of the cathedral, and its stained-glass windows. (262 illustrations, including 138 in color)"
While art historian Erlande-Brandenburg's careful, vigorous study of the construction of one of the greatest medieval cathedrals and of the symbolic intentions of its architecture, sculpture, and stained glass, does not break new ground, it does offer a clear, useful review of Notre Dame's long history and importance. Read full book review >

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BANCO DE ALABAMA by John M Sloke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"A sharp mystery with a bevy of complicated characters and puzzle pieces."
A private investigator trying to prove the innocence of a woman charged with murder in Mobile, Alabama, finds himself unwittingly caught in a conspiracy leading to further deaths in Sloke's (Sam and the O'Malley Brothers, 2013) thriller.Read full book review >

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CLAIRE DE LUNE by Christine Johnson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 18, 2010

"Claire is a sympathetic character, though her love interest seems too idealized and one-dimensional and the conclusion entirely too tidy—in the end, there is not much to set apart this reworking of a familiar idea. (Supernatural romance. 12 & up)"
An enjoyable if forgettable supernatural romance, this debut novel will be appreciated by teens who can't get enough of the genre. Read full book review >