Search Results: "Ken Ludwig"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN SHAKESPEARE by Ken Ludwig
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 11, 2013

"Don't buy this book to teach your children; take them along as you commit these beautiful speeches to memory."
Don't be fooled by the title. This book is for anyone who wants to brush up on Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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PRETTY WANTED by Elisa Ludwig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 17, 2015

"A satisfying close to this trilogy that began with a clever high school prank and morphed into a full-scale action adventure. (Thriller. 12-18)"
This conclusion of the Pretty Crooked trilogy follows the continuing adventures of Willa and Aidan. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 23, 1955

"And always one feels Bemelmans, slightly offstage, observing, recording, commenting, illustrated."
An extravaganza in Bemelmans' inimitable vein, but written almost dead pan, with sly, amusing, sometimes biting undertones, breaking through. Read full book review >

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ROSEBUD by Ludwig Bemelmans
illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1942

"We miss the lilt of Madeleine and doubt that this Bemelmans will go as far."
Adult in humor is this slight story of an attenuated pink rabbit who reads in a book about animals that "The rabbit is a small rodent — scared, shy and hysterical". Read full book review >

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WELCOME HOME by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Sept. 28, 1960

"This is the story, but told in the delightful verse of Ludwig Bemelmans and illustrated in his flavorful drawings, it assumes the proportion of a comic and wistful fable, a wry metaphor of the life struggle."
Ludwig Bemelmans has done it again; he has taken what is a concept of mature wit and imagination and fashioned it into a story which will be the delight both of children and parents. Read full book review >

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HOTEL BEMELMANS by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: June 15, 1946

"So here's a feast for Bemelmans' fans- who particularly like his stories of the personnel- the behind-scenes of a grand hotel."
Though this volume includes the whole of Hotel Splendide and Life Class in so far as those stories dealt with hotel life and personnel, and a number of stories from other volumes, and some which many of us read in The New Yorker, and only three wholly new ones, the general impression is of a new book, with freshness and vitality, the wit, humor, pathos, and the inimitable Bemelmans' touch. Read full book review >

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OLD NOAH'S ELEPHANTS by Warren Ludwig
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Ludwig captures the fun of this comical tale in energetic line, bright colors, and a briskly told narrative- -just right for the picture book hour. (Folklore/Picture book. 4- 8)"
When the greedy elephants get into the food, they gain so much weight that—huddled together on one side—they threaten to upset the Ark. Read full book review >

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MADELINE AND THE BAD HAT by Ludwig Bemelmans
FICTION
Released: March 8, 1957

"Fair stitching."
More nonsense about Madeline (of Madeline's Rescue and the Caldecott Award) versifies her encounters with the Spanish Ambassador's son who, when he is not trying to impress the little girls at Madeline's school, is off being mean to animals. Read full book review >

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FATHER, DEAR FATHER by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Aug. 1, 1953

"Sudden bits of serious philosophy relieve; it of the charge of sheer insanity."
Meat for Bemelmans' fans, in the groove with How to Travel Incognito, quite mad and utterly beguiling. Read full book review >

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MADELINE'S RESCUE by Ludwig Bemelmans
FICTION
Released: April 3, 1953

"A Gallic spirit for an all-American audience."
The name is magic to an ageless but perennial public for a further adventure in stylized, wistful watercolors and charmingly imperfect rhyme. Read full book review >

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COIN HEIST by Elisa Ludwig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 10, 2014

"Frustratingly erratic. (Thriller. 12-16)"
After an embezzlement fiasco sends their school into bankruptcy, four teens with little in common unite to pull off a massive heist in order to save it. Read full book review >

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HOLIDAY IN FRANCE by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Nov. 13, 1957

"Good reading."
Collected and illustrated by the unpredictable creator of Madeline, this frankish omnibus spans the savoir faire of gastronomy to proper behavior en famille. Read full book review >