Search Results: "Margret Ericsdottir"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A moving, sanguine labor of love."
Hollywood rallies for a unique charitable venture. Read full book review >

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WILD JUSTICE by Margret Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"An ambitious, competently written, but uncompelling first novel."
Psychological thriller from an author of five nonfiction titles (The House of Barrymore, 1990, etc.—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NIGHT GAMES by Arthur Schnitzler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2002

"Translator Schaefer and her publisher have performed an invaluable literary service. One hopes more of Schnitzler's eerily precise fiction (and perhaps a selection of his plays?) is soon forthcoming."
One of the most distinctive and compelling voices of the early modernist movement is heard again in this elegant collection of nine urbane, perversely comic, deeply disturbing stories. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Chronology; index. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Unusual in the annals of young people's literature about the Holocaust, these remembrances—of greatest appeal to teens—are from a woman who was already an adult at the time. Read full book review >

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SPOTTY by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 7, 1945

"This is a sure favorite — both for libraries and bookshop customers."
A delightful picture book for any age from three up. Read full book review >

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PRETZEL AND THE PUPPIES by Margret Rey
Released: Sept. 11, 1946

"Nonsense in good natured vein."
Pretzel was enormously popular- and "funnies" are the problem children of today's parents (who want to call a halt on their consumption but know of no wise method for so doing). Read full book review >

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CURIOUS GEORGE GOES TO THE HOSPITAL by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 25, 1966

"If your reader must be prepped for surgery, let George do it."
The nicest thing about the Curious George books is that while beginning readers are convinced that they are just enjoying themselves with George, their supervising adults are equally sure that they are learning something. Read full book review >

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BILLY'S PICTURE by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 1947

"When they all decide to draw pictures of themselves, Billy the Bunny is able to do his own portrait."
A nonsense story of a little rabbit who wanted to draw a picture but couldn't draw what he wanted to because all the other animals — a puppy, a goose, a porcupine, a rooster, an owl, a mouse, and an elephant — insisted on adding their own ideas of how the picture should look. Read full book review >

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CECILY G. AND THE 9 MONKEYS by H.A. Rey
ANIMALS
Released: June 20, 1942

"The illustrations, of course, are part and parcel of the whole, and the clear-cut sense of form and color is refreshing after some of the more 'arty' picture books of today."
H. A. Rey was introduced to many American children with Curious George last year. Read full book review >

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A WIDER TOMORROW by Margret Shaw
Released: Oct. 15, 1990

While Roberta ponders whether to go to university or to follow her friend Michael to America, where he'll train as a skier, her grandmother describes her own early years struggling for the rights of women while Britain was distracted by WW I. "Grandmother, why didn't you marry my Grandfather?" asks Roberta, and Tiffany explains: One of 11 children, all girls, she was unware of the women's movement until her father's death sent her to live with an aunt who took her to suffrage meetings, while her husband taught Tiffany auto mechanics—later her ticket to becoming an ambulance driver in France. Read full book review >

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DESIRE AND DELUSION by Arthur Schnitzler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2003

"Superlative fiction. It's good to have Schnitzler back among us."
An examination of psychological and psychosexual extremities by one of the masters: bleak, accomplished tales—icy, penetrating, and uncomfortably memorable. Read full book review >