Search Results: "Louise August"


BOOK REVIEW

IN THE MONTH OF KISLEV by Nina Jaffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A winning tale, unusually well told and presented. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
Mendel the peddler and his hard-working wife are so poor they can't buy a single potato for Hanukkah but, miraculously, their daughters fall asleep contented each night after smelling the delicious aroma of latkes emanating from the home of Feivel the merchant. Read full book review >

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SUNDAY POTATOES, MONDAY POTATOES by Vicky Shiefman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 1994

"A winner. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In what looks, in August's vibrant linoleum cuts, like long- ago Eastern Europe, one poor family has nothing to eat but the potatoes they grow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOODROW WILSON by August Heckscher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1991

"A familiar, but convincing and sympathetic, argument for Wilson's greatness as presidential innovator and world statesman. (B&w photographs—not seen.)"
A long, appreciative biography of Wilson that details the warm private man as well as the towering public figure; from former journalist and N.Y.C. Parks Commissioner Heckscher (St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1998

"But his funky rhythms and itinerant sights support a wildly original vision."
Kleinzahler's fourth book relies on a wealth of voices and styles, from the hipster's scatty lingo to the three-chord cadences of rock-'n—-roll; his sense of absence in the bleak West recalls the withered artistry of Sam Shepard, while his urban talkers sound like Mamet's sharp chatterers. Read full book review >

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MAKING MISCHIEF
by Julie Danielson

One of my favorite pieces of writing in children’s literature, which began life as a lecture at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, is Patricia Lee Gauch’s “The Picture Book as an Act of Mischief,” which can be read here at the Horn Book’s site. Gauch starts out by paying loving tribute to children as mischief-makers—“Someone who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Jumbled Marionette Strings by August Hock
Released: Feb. 18, 2013

"A whirlwind story that explores a variety of intriguing concepts but lacks sympathetic characters."
A debut novel about psychedelic adventures, corporate control and other disparate oddities. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2000

"For someone who is often sold as some sort of rock-music, post-beat bard, Kleinzahler employs language that is surprisingly mature and literary, even in these early works, but this collection will be of interest mostly to those who are already his fans."
Sixty poems drawn from Kleinzahler's early books, all of which are now out of print. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLFSANGEL by August Nigro
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Revisionist judgments spoil an otherwise deftly written, compelling story."
A disturbing tale of mob violence in wartime Germany. Read full book review >

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WHEN I MET THE WOLF GIRLS by Deborah Noyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2007

"Basing her story on an actual incident in northwest India in 1920, the author includes a photograph of the girls, a note about the history and sources including a website from which you can access the missionary's own account. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eight-year-old Bulu tells of the two wild children, Kamala and Amala, who were brought to her Indian orphanage to be tamed like the jungle around them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRAYER CHEST by August Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2007

"Facile redemption aplenty."
A rote addition to the glut of inspirational allegories promising quick fixes for ontological angst through prayer. Read full book review >

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FINAL SECONDS by John Lutz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"22, etc.) and pseudonymous August shine in dramatizing the up-and-down power of Harper's own dubious celebrity, which makes him a target for a dozen agendas besides the bomber's."
Looking for some relief from the omnipresent headlines about Theodore Kaczynski, Oklahoma City, and the World Trade Center plot? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 18, 2007

"A splendid debut."
The London Times' former Beijing correspondent relates his growing obsession with the case of an enormously wealthy criminal whose whereabouts keenly interested the Chinese authorities. Read full book review >