Search Results: "Ludo De Witte"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA by Ludo De Witte
Released: July 1, 2001

"Thoroughly researched, passionately written, deeply disturbing. (1 map, 2 charts, 8 pages b&w photos)"
Indefatigable Dutch sociologist De Witte (Crisis in Kongo, not reviewed) examines the murder of Congolese nationalist leader Patrice Lumumba and unearths a sordid story of corruption, violence, conspiracies, and lies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA'S FANDANGO by Anna Witte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A passable effort with some high points. (author's note, Spanish glossary, CD; not heard) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young Latina girl emerges from her older sister's shadow when her father secretly teaches her to dance the flamenco. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Less a polemic than a tool to foster closer consideration of an idea whose time may or may not have come. (Tables, maps, and charts throughout)"
The official evaluator of the country's first private-school voucher program reports on his provocative but often inconclusive findings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NUT AND BOLT by Nicole de Cock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not since The Giving Tree has self-sacrifice been so celebrated. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Nut, a mouse, and Bolt, a donkey, enjoy a beautiful friendship. Kind of. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAKE by Dorothée de Monfreid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"There's no moral to this story, just irreverent fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a tiger wants to make a cake, he and his friends fight over its ingredients with humorous (if naughty) results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABAR AND THE NEW BABY by Laurent de Brunhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A starter set for grown-up Babar fans who want to introduce the classic characters to their children. (Board book. 2-4)"
A simplified and condensed version of Babar's Little Girl (1987), starring Princess Isabelle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNE PITTS, SWAMP MONSTER by Diane de Groat
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

A slapstick account of Annie's experiences as star of a high school student's horror video. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ZOOMERS' HANDBOOK by Ana de Moraes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A near miss. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Caretakers of invented animals need special instructions and great imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY I LOVE by Nina de Gramont
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"While not romantic, Wren and Tim's relationship becomes another powerful iteration of the book's message that '[l]ove is love,' and all loves deserve respect.(Fiction. 12-18)"
Wren's infatuation with handsome charmer Tim takes on an unexpected emotional depth after Tim reveals that he is gay. Read full book review >