Search Results: "Leo Tolstoy"


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THE GOSPEL IN BRIEF by Leo Tolstoy
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Fresh translation destined to introduce a new generation to a fuller understanding of Tolstoy's mind."
A new translation of Tolstoy's rewriting of the Christian Gospels, first completed in 1881. Read full book review >

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HOW MUCH LAND DOES A MAN NEED? by Leo Tolstoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Tolstoy follows the text. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A man's greed leads to his downfall in this adaptation of an 1886 short story. Read full book review >

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DIVINE AND HUMAN by Leo Tolstoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Not essential Tolstoy, but in general a welcome English-language addition to one of the world's most remarkable bodies of literary work."
Most of the 16 stories collected herein appear for the first time in English. Read full book review >

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WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Pevear and Volokhonsky) One can heartily recommend Bromfield's translation to readers new to War and Peace, but for a fuller sense of Tolstoy's comprehensive and commanding artistic mastery, Pevear and Volokhonsky remain unchallenged as the A-team of Russian translators."
If you're a mountain climber, it's still Everest. Read full book review >

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WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Pevear and Volokhonsky) One can heartily recommend Bromfield's translation to readers new to War and Peace, but for a fuller sense of Tolstoy's comprehensive and commanding artistic mastery, Pevear and Volokhonsky remain unchallenged as the A-team of Russian translators."
If you're a mountain climber, it's still Everest. Read full book review >

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PHILIPOK by Leo Tolstoy
by Leo Tolstoy, adapted by Ann Keay Beneduce, illustrated by Gennady Spirin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Not as substantial a story as Kashtanka, the Chekhov story also illustrated by Spirin, but certainly not without its charms. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A children's story by the great storyteller, set in the wintry scenes of a Russian village. Read full book review >

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ANNA KARENINA by Leo Tolstoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Pevear's informative introduction and numerous helpful explanatory notes help make this the essential Anna Karenina."
The husband-and-wife team who have given us refreshing English versions of Dostoevsky, Gogol, and Chekhov now present their lucid translation of Tolstoy's panoramic tale of adultery and society: a masterwork that may well be the greatest realistic novel ever written. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1989

Merlin's own story, unencumbered (as yet, anyway) by Arthur and company, set in the sixth century and cast as a struggle between the Prydein (Celtic Britons) and encroaching Germanic tribes: from the British historian and descendant of you-know-who. Read full book review >

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BANG by Leo Timmers
by Leo Timmers, illustrated by Leo Timmers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A cautionary tale on the hazards of distracted driving? If anything, just the opposite, but it's sure a lot of fun. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Silly results turn a multivehicle accident into a street party in this onomatopoeic import. Read full book review >

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CROW by Leo Timmers
by Leo Timmers, illustrated by Leo Timmers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Timmer's 12 double-page spread illustrations, done in acrylic paints, are evocative and beautifully composed, with a wise use of white space— genuine works of art. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Everyone avoids pitch-black Crow. Read full book review >

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A FISH TALE by Leo Yerxa
by Leo Yerxa, illustrated by Leo Yerxa
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Complicated descriptions of the narrator's state of mind nearly defeat the simple beauty of a single watercolor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Yerxa (Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall, 1994) paints with expressive clarity, creating scenes children will love, but his words seem to be the work of a storyteller who is winking at adults in the back row. Read full book review >

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EAT YOUR PEAS, IVY LOUISE! by Leo Landry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2005

"EWSLUGp1989 and like ap-pea-ling fare and a perfectly timed complement to Little Pea (see below). (Picture book. 2-5)"
A toddler finds better things to do with an approaching spoonful of peas than merely chowing down. Read full book review >