Search Results: "Klaus Baumgart"


BOOK REVIEW

ANNA AND THE LITTLE GREEN DRAGON by Klaus Baumgart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Good, light fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Anna is eating in an orderly manner until a rambunctious dragon bursts from the cereal box and begins to romp about the breakfast table, squishing through the butter, juggling a soft- boiled egg, and challenging Anna to blow cocoa back at him; Anna complies just as her horrified mother walks in. Read full book review >

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DON'T BE AFRAID, TOMMY by Klaus Baumgart
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"Tommy's fears receive protracted treatment and his reversal is collapsed into a few sunny pages; despite the charming illustrations of every expressive moment, it's unlikely that children with Tommy's problem will find much solace in this tale. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Tommy was scared of everything," Baumgart begins, in this exhausting saga of a fearful child. Read full book review >

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LAURA'S JOURNEY TO THE STARS by Klaus Baumgart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2014

"Still, this bedtime adventure is worth the trip, if mostly for the sentimental 'siblings in space' journey. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Two siblings travel in their rocket ship to find a dog star in this sleepy, sweet adventure. Read full book review >

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WHERE ARE YOU, LITTLE GREEN DRAGON? by Klaus Baumgart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1993

"With its growing puzzlement along the way and surprise ending: a good choice for the preschool group. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Where, indeed, is the appealing tiny dragon that we met in Anna and the Little Green Dragon (1992)? Read full book review >

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KINSKI UNCUT by Klaus Kinski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Combine a monstrously huge ego (Kinski compares himself, favorably, to Jesus Christ) with an endless catalog of couplings, and the result is a dully repetitive and ultimately repellent reading experience."
Substantially rewritten, expanded and retranslated, this volume supersedes the late actor's 1989 All I Need Is Love. Read full book review >

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MARKUS AND THE GIRLS by Klaus Hagerup
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"While the foreign titles and authors mentioned will be unfamiliar to most readers, Chace's otherwise seamless translation aptly conveys the typical angst of young teenage boys and leaves readers cheering for Markus and the next girl of his dreams. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In this entertaining Norwegian import and follow-up to Markus and Diana (2006), the short, anxious and potentially obsessive-compulsive Markus Simonsen, 13, finds himself only two months into his first year of junior high and in love for the 15th time. Read full book review >

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THE LAST SUPPER by Klaus Wivel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"A flawed yet urgent and passionate epistle to the West to see an ongoing disaster."
A Danish journalist takes perilous excursions in the Middle East to assess the plight of Christians and finds them in a grievous state. Read full book review >

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CHINA LAKE by Barret  Baumgart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2017

"Nearly indescribable and utterly engrossing, this book is an urgent and terrifying cultural reflection, a startling look in the mirror."
A unique, alarming portrayal of the American military-industrial complex, the crisis of climate change, and the nature of truth and despair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT DRIVE by Klaus Humann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"In the Opera CafÇ,'' a wry and blackly comic exploration of the thin borderline between storytelling and seduction."
Night Drive ($14.99 paperback original; Aug. 1996; 304 pp.; 1- 85242-210-6): A collection of ``stories and prose,'' written mostly in the 1970s and `80s, by 23 contemporary (East and West) German writers whose preoccupying themes bespeak an almost claustrophobic introversion. Read full book review >

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SOUTH BROOKLYN CASKET COMPANY by Klaus Kertess
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"The arty purple prose threatens to overtake even the best stories—honest reflections on sexual identity—here."
Art critic and curator Kertess (the nonfiction Desire by Numbers, etc., not reviewed) collects nine stories, six that first appeared in the New York art mag Bomb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Only star-gazing film buffs will be disappointed. (121 b&w photos)"
Kreimeier, former cultural editor of the German magazine Der Spiegel, traces the history of the film company that is synonymous with the golden era of German film. Read full book review >