Search Results: "Merle Haas"


BOOK REVIEW

BABAR AND FATHER CHRISTMAS by Jean de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 1940

"Tells the story of how Babar discovered that the elephant children wanted a visit from Santa Claus, of how he sets about finding him, and of how he brings him to elephant land."
A bigger and better Babar than those of recent vintage — and a sure seller for the holiday trade. Read full book review >

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BABARS COUSIN by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 10, 1948

"A bit more text than Jean de Brunhoff used."
Another Babar- a big one — in which Laurent de Brunhoff shows that he has inherited his father's mantle. Read full book review >

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BABARS FAIR by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1956

"They go through their motions a little like U.N. delegates on holiday and, being very human, endear themselves to us the more."
The complete insouciance and artlessness with which the Babar books are written and illustrated, continues to fascinate. Read full book review >

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BABAR AND HIS CHILDREN by Jean de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 1938

"But of course the pictures are inimitable."
I suppose all Babar books sell, but personally I am getting a bit bored with the lenghts to which DeBrunhoff goes to make a story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An inspiring story of a woman who participated in 'one of the greatest revolutions in history'—and is still at the forefront of the struggle."
A searingly honest debut memoir by a leader in the fight for a woman's right to "legally gain and exercise reproductive choice—the power of life and death." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BESS AND BELLA by Irene Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Sweetly soft watercolor and pastel images—a full page facing text, a small ornament as header or footer—cheerfully delineate bird, doll, dogs, mice, plaids and patterns, florals and tea things. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bess is playing outside with her doll when out of the snowy sky falls Bella, a little bird with a lot of suitcases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HORSE LIKE BARNEY by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Haas lets Sarah balance heart, mind, and her own good sense in admirable fashion before engineering a wholly satisfying (if not unexpected) conclusion. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In Keeping Barney (1982), Sarah, 13, cared for the bright, feisty horse while his owner, Missie, was at college. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BACK OF THE HOUSE by Scott Haas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"While the militaristic minutiae of restaurant life and its psychological pressures might otherwise make for a gripping study, its presentation here is cluttered and clinical."
A psychologist and food writer takes a close look at what motivates and defines one of today's most celebrated chefs. Read full book review >

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DARK MEN by Derek Haas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Intricate and fascinating. Heartless Columbus offers cold comfort on dark nights."
Haas (The Silver Bear, 2008, etc.) brings his cold, canny professional hit man back in this cold, canny thriller. Read full book review >

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Bouncing Forward by Michaela Haas
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An often masterful hybrid of self-help and firsthand history."
Haas (Dakini Power, 2013) offers a combination of science reportage, memoir, and advice on the subject of trauma.Read full book review >

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Searching for Nada by Jeff Haas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A handful of satisfying stories and a few too many that seem like writing exercises."
A collection of amusing stories that will pique the imagination. Read full book review >