Search Results: "Nurit Karlin"


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LITTLE BIG MOUSE by Nurit Karlin
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 1991

"This modest but deftly fashioned charmer also features a witty text, as deceptively simple as its illustrations.~(Picture book. 2-6)"
With a sure hand and a vigorous cartoon style, Karlin pictures a mouse who sets out to discover how he can become big, and instead finds out that everyone's size is relative. Read full book review >

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I SEE, YOU SAW by Nurit Karlin
ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 1997

"Simple watercolor illustrations crisply depict the meaning of the words, cutting through the ambiguity, and leaving readers with nothing but the purest pleasure. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Karlin (The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat, 1996, etc.) echoes Dick, Jane, and Sally—``I see the can. Read full book review >

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THE FAT CAT SAT ON THE MAT by Nurit Karlin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 1996

"Children will love the word dance and the lyric connections, as well as Karlin's feisty cartoon characters. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Karlin (Little Big Mouse, 1991, etc.) sets off words like stones skipping across water in this nimble I Can Read. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Despite the reconciliation, the book is a poignant reminder of the war's sad consequences for both sides."
A surprisingly moving account of a Vietnam War veteran who returned to face the family of the man he killed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Karlin works on a small scale, bringing all the senses into play as he describes acts both of turpitude and decency in this memoir of a country's consciousness."
Personal encounters with Vietnam, past and present, in a web of prickly memory. Read full book review >

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Released: July 3, 2015

"Absorbing, instructive testimony from a 'lucky' Katrina evacuee/returnee."
A New Orleans-based nurse educator shares the challenges that she and her family faced following Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >

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THE WISHED FOR COUNTRY by Wayne Karlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A nice portrait of an interesting (and underappreciated) time and place."
An elegant and thoughtful historical set in 17th-century Maryland. Read full book review >

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RUMORS AND STONES by Wayne Karlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A deft melding of disparate narratives, forming a unique and valuable addition to the literature of the Holocaust."
A deeply emotional, intellectual, and literary examination of the Holocaust, framed through one man's journey to a small Polish town in which 2,000 Jews were executed by the Germans in 1941. Read full book review >

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US by Wayne Karlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 1993

"Karlin layers the novel with mythological Vietnamese riffs, but most readers will be too weary—after battling superficial characterizations and one plot contrivance after another—to care much one way or the other."
Karlin's fourth novel (The Extras; Lost Armies, etc.), set in Thailand and Burma, is part MIA adventure, part opium-lord showdown. Read full book review >

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PRISONERS by Wayne Karlin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A demanding, forbiddingly dense, often beautiful vision takes shape here, with pictures only half-glimpsed as the pages go by."
Like earlier fiction from this ex-Marine and helicopter gunner (Us, 1993, etc.), a complex tale based heavily on Vietnam memories seen through a glass darkly, or pieced together like fragments of bone. Read full book review >

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TWELVE WAYS TO GET TO ELEVEN by Eve Merriam
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 1993

"An attractive book that invites the logical investigation of more concepts than most counting books. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the late poet, a whimsical exploration of enumeration. Read full book review >