Search Results: "Klaus Lyngeled"


BOOK REVIEW

DANIEL X by James Patterson
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"It's anyone's guess. (Graphic fiction. 12 & up)"
Patterson's latest teen franchise robustly bursts through its prose boundaries into this splashy graphic-novel adaptation. Read full book review >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Inflated in scope and ambition, but worth reading for direct glimpses into the hearts and minds of everyday Kurds."
A Rhodes Scholar's turgid account of a semester spent teaching U.S. history and English in occupied Iraq. Read full book review >

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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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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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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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THE BIG FISH by Klaus Kordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"An international group of children parading across the endpapers makes a fetching invitation to this well-meaning, attractively turned-out book, but the color stereotyping in the story is a serious flaw. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When the stranded fish that a couple has rescued offers to grant a wish, they ask for a child—but then reject the fish's first two offerings: ``That girl is completely black...That boy is entirely brown, and we are white.'' After the couple spurns two more orphans because ``they are all yellow,'' the fish leaves them in disgust. Read full book review >

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WEATHERING WINTER by Carl H. Klaus
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Dull heartland postcards about the fallow months."
The journal of one winter by Klaus, a gardener, writer, and semi-retired teacher stranded happily in Iowa City. 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 >

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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 >