Search Results: "Lorenz Pauli"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOX IN THE LIBRARY by Lorenz Pauli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Better picture-book invitations and initiations to the library are available, so skip this one. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Picture-book stories that feature the library are bound to have an instant audience, but unfortunately, in this case, the tale doesn't stack up. Read full book review >

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HOUSE by Albert Lorenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"However, the artwork is deeply satisfying and the throng of informational tidbits keeps readers turning the pages, to savor slowly or devour in one sitting. (Picture book. 7-12)"
This handsome book, subtitled "Showing How People Have Lived Throughout History with Examples Drawn from the Lives of Legendary Men and Women," comes in the wake of Lorenz's Metropolis (1996) and is just as meticulously crafted. Read full book review >

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METROPOLIS by Albert Lorenz
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

A full-color time-traveling tour through ten cities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1995

"A pioneering work in its field, now interesting primarily as a historical document and the first great work of an unusually literate scientist."
Here is the long-delayed publication of the first summary of the principles of ethology, by the man most responsible for the growth of that science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARITA by Marita Lorenz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The congeries of stories has its interest, but Lorenz is an indifferent writer. One hopes that the movie version, to which this ties in, has a little more zing."
"I was stupid and haughty then, a rebel. I sleep alone now": Lorenz delivers a tale of espionage and deceit, told with rueful candor. Read full book review >

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THE TROJAN HORSE by Albert Lorenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Marcia Williams uses a similar graphic format to better effect in her Iliad and the Odyssey (1996). (author's note) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Lorenz largely leaves behind the intricately wrought landscapes and structures of his earlier works for this comic strip-style retelling of the siege of Troy. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Within these pages are funny details for the Where's Waldo? set, with a sophisticated comedic embrace for older children, and some set pieces, dry as tinder, that will spark laughter in onlooking adults. (Picture book. 7+)"
Lorenz and Schleh (House, 1998, etc.) have wonderfully imagined 14 places or structures made famous by myth and legend, offering wry commentary and myriad details to pore over. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE FATES WHISPER by Steven A. Lorenz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"A sometimes-engaging novel of nostalgic Americana and small-town celebrations."
A debut novel about a young man's hijinks with his neighborhood friends. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The telling combines several versions into a conventional whole, but Jack's courage and mechanical ingenuity have never been shown to better advantage. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
A "Jack" for budding engineers and architects; positing that the giant's coins, hen and harp are also outsized, Lorenz has the intrepid young thief devise sets of wheels and pulleys from buttons, pins, and string to haul his prizes out of the castle. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Inspired by an exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, this makes an absorbing cultural, if not literary, journey. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 8-10)"
With a perfunctory plotline, but careful attention to visual detail, the authors take a downriver journey with a prehistoric trading expedition, from the site of present-day Detroit to the bustling Mississippi metropolis that was, until the 19th century, North America's largest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO! by Jill Runcie
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"Young listeners will be eager to chime in for the inevitable reruns. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Farmer Jones counts on the rooster to wake him; what he doesn't know is that there's a whole Rube Goldberg series leading up to this daily event: the farmer's own snores wake an owl, whose hoot wakes a woodpecker, and so on through eight other animals concluding with the dog's bark that wakes the rooster. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 1993

Move over, Mata Hari: Here are the wild—if nearly incredible- -adventures of a new Jane Bond, told with the help of Schwarz (Walking with the Damned, 1991, etc.). ``He held my face in his hands and kissed me—my first kiss....`Be with me,' he whispered.'' The amorous ``he'' is none other than Fidel Castro, flush from conquering Cuba seven weeks earlier but not too busy to notice the pretty 19-year-old visiting Havana with her father. Read full book review >