Search Results: "Matthias Weinert"


BOOK REVIEW

NO BATH, NO CAKE! by Matthias Weinert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though a visual treat, it's only for those who can't get enough yo-ho-hos and bottles of rum. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This Swiss import may lack the customary "Arrs" and "Mateys" of the pirate genre, but its heart is in the right place. Read full book review >

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THE KINGDOM OF MATTHIAS by Paul E. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1994

"A chilling study in social psychology, this volume explores the dark energies behind leaders such as Jim Jones and David Koresh and the needs they exploit."
Combining rare narrative skills and historical detail, Johnson (History/Univ. of Utah) and Wilentz (History/Princeton) recreate the fascinating tale of a false prophet and his misguided followers in New York in the 1820s and '30s. Read full book review >

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JIM CURIOUS by Matthias Picard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Required prop notwithstanding, a thoroughly immersive outing. (Picture book/novelty. 6-9)"
Two pairs of 3-D glasses included with the book add plenty of depth to an explorer's undersea adventures in this wordless import. Read full book review >

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MOUSE AND ELEPHANT by Matthias Hoppe
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"(Picture book. 4-8)"
Nicole, a mouse, searches for a friend but is rejected everywhere; the cat sums it up best: ``We are too different to be friends.'' The pattern may be familiar, but the conclusion isn't: the elephant doesn't know what a friend is, but once Nicole has explained (``a friend is somebody you can count on...''), he points out that size is irrelevant—'we will tell each other our feelings and stick together.'' Didactic but pleasantly brisk; Lenica's bold, circus poster-style illustrations are fine for group sharing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STATIONS OF THE RESURRECTION by Efiri Matthias Selemobri
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2009

"A proper guide and devotional for the Stations of the Cross."
A concise volume of illuminating selections from the Bible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE AFTER by Matthias Arégui
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Peaceful, sometimes mildly humorous art provides gentle nudging toward a philosophical frame of mind. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This harmonious album of clean-lined, very simple images in before-and-after pairs or short sequences practically compels viewers to ruminate about changes and seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG SCORE by Michael Kilian
Released: Oct. 11, 1993

"Most of the characters are repellent, but if Kilian ever slides over to mysteries, Chief Zany Rawlings would do nicely in a recurring role."
An artist is drawn back into his family's rather sordid business and into the orbit of an odious Trump-style real-estate developer in Chicago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL DAYS ARE NIGHT by Peter Stamm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"The novel somehow ends on a note of redemption but without resolution."
A slim novel filled with big ideas about art and identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sword and The Butterfly by Matthias Wolf
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 31, 2014

"A fantastical graphic novel with superlative artwork and inventive plot devices that's somewhat marred by inadequate characterization."
Writer Wolf (Unbeatable: Hotter than Hell, 2010, etc.), debut illustrator Jimenez, and debut colorist Cabelléingeniously combine Arthurian legend and epic space opera in a new graphic novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW OF THE LIONS by Christopher Swann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A patchy but promising work that suggests a writer likely to prove much stronger with his sophomore effort."
A novelist returns to his former prep school to teach, stirring up old memories of a schoolmate who vanished and various present-day student and teacher troubles in this debut novel. Read full book review >