Search Results: "Norman German"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WORD ON WORDS by Norman German
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 2011

"Lively, informative and thoroughly beguiling."
The English language gets pulled up by its roots for purposes of entertainment, enlightenment and vocabulary building in this sprightly linguistic romp. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"First-rate, firsthand account of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, and a disenchanted chronicle of its increasingly crass commercialization."
The epic tale of an obsessive teenager who launched a Rolling Stones fanzine and spent the next two decades capturing the band's whirlwind metamorphosis from behind the scenes. Read full book review >

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NORMAN OHLER
by Claiborne Smith

If someone asked you to guess how many books have been written about Adolf Hitler or Germany’s World War II–era army, you might think, “Do I have to?” And you would be forgiven for reacting that way: even if you don’t know the number of books, you know the tally must be overwhelming (in fact, a cursory search on ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CITY BIRDS by Dean Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"While Norman's book is pleasing and upbeat, it is only a cursory glance, lacking any real substance. (Graphic nonfiction. 6-10)"
A graphic novel tells the story of two urban falcons raising their young high upon a Midwestern edifice. Read full book review >

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SPOOK THE HALLOWEEN CAT by Dean Norman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A well-meaning narrative fail. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
On Halloween, a series of events leads to a young girl, a helpful man, a lost cat, a friendly witch, and an excitable dog crossing paths with mixed results. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF NEVERBELIEVE by Norman Messenger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"For young would-be tourists as well as students of nature's more fanciful imaginary reaches, the next best thing to an actual visit. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Free-floating imagination meets artistic expertise in this visual record of the exotic flora, fauna and (more or less) human residents encountered on an unexpected visit to an elusive island. Read full book review >

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AN EYE FOR COLOR by Norman Silver
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Silver is a penetrating observer of his native society, but he sees no light at the end of the tunnel. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In a series of interconnected short stories, a young boy grows up in a South African Jewish family. Read full book review >

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ALBION'S DREAM by Roger Norman
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Goodbye, Mr. Chips where events have the potential for going wickedly awry—it's all in the roll of the dice. (Fiction. 12+)"
Edward Yeoman and his cousin John Hadley begin to play an ancient, handmade game called Albion's Dream without realizing, at first, that events they set in motion on the board are also transpiring, in parallel, in real life. Read full book review >