Search Results: "Maarten Albrechts"


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ARCHIE AND THE MYSTERIOUS SPHERE by Johan Veldeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 24, 2010

"Skimpy and unpromising, with nowhere to go but up. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
Ant rides golf ball in this forgettable Belgian import. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2004

"Lives up to the billing as 'a travel, adventure, humor, memoir kind of book'—and a really good one, at that."
Newcomer Troost nests on a tiny island in the vast Pacific, finding it strange and unappealing, though not utterly without its pleasures. Read full book review >

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MAURICE THE HIPPO by Maarten Bos
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The story may not exhibit much follow-through, but the large simple figures situated on vivid backgrounds and the poking about of the hippo all the way to his birthday party will have preschoolers eager for each turn of the page. (Board book. 2-5)"
This brightly hued board book follows the meanderings of a merry hippo. Read full book review >

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HEADHUNTERS ON MY DOORSTEP by J. Maarten Troost
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A rambunctious, intimate trip well worth the armchair time."
Following a stint in rehab, travel writer Troost (Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid, 2008, etc.) chronicles his journey toward finding his new sober self while following in the tracks of Robert Louis Stevenson. Read full book review >

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Released: June 13, 2006

"Troost is now washed up in landlocked Sacramento, but this 'unapologetic escapist' should soon be on the move."
Troost returns to the South Pacific, where he had spent a couple years on Kiribati (The Sex Lives of Cannibals, 2004), when the sensory overload of life in Washington, D.C., gave way to a gilded weariness. Read full book review >