Search Results: "Paul Rátz de Tagyos"


BOOK REVIEW

A CONEY TALE by Paul Rátz de Tagyos
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 1992

"Meanwhile, R†tz de Tagyos's bright, clean colors, varied use of frames and points of view, and Macaulay-like detailing of his fantastical technology mark an intriguing debut. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A new author-illustrator creates an appealing coney (rabbit) society in 17th-century Flanders, with unique enterprises like a ``pad repair shop'' and an ``ear care center'' and respectable coney burghers eating salad in timbered houses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READY, SET, SCHOOL! by Jacquelyn Mitchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"For its theme, there is nothing unique, but combine the text with the illustrations and there are some very resourceful raccoons on the loose. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oprah Book Club-phenom Mitchard enters the subgenre of "first-day-at-school" books with insouciant charm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FERRET FUN by Karen Rostoker-Gruber
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Just enough lesson hidden in the fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fudge and Einstein were perfectly happy ferrets until Andrea, their owner, brought a surprise visitor into the house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYBELLE GOES TO TEA by Katie Speck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Short sentences, laugh-out-loud situations and likable characters make this second series entry a winner. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Maybelle the Cockroach and Henry the Flea are still alive and bugging the very perfect Peabodys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READY, SET, SCHOOL! by Jacquelyn Mitchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"For its theme, there is nothing unique, but combine the text with the illustrations and there are some very resourceful raccoons on the loose. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oprah Book Club-phenom Mitchard enters the subgenre of "first-day-at-school" books with insouciant charm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYBELLE IN THE SOUP by Katie Speck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Maybelle is one cockroach who will be welcome back any day. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Myrtle and Herbert Peabody, the picture of upper-class gentility, have their lives turned upside down by a lovely, plump cockroach named Maybelle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT by Kelly O’Connor McNees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"Standard romantic pabulum, but Alcott fans will find interesting tidbits to savor."
The title pretty much says it all about this first novel from McNees, an entry into the new subgenre that imagines the love life of spinster authoresses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOUBLE LIFE OF PAUL DE MAN by Evelyn Barish
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2014

"An extraordinary story of a complex personality presented with a wise dose of irony and respect."
A riveting biography of master confidence man Paul de Man (1919-1983), manipulator of the facts and influential literary instructor—a character both preposterous and irresistible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

A provocative dual biography that sets out to recast Simone de Beauvoir as the ``true philosopher'' in her legendary relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre; by the Fullbrooks (she: Literary Studies/Univ. of the West of England; he: a freelance writer). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOSTER CAN’T COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO by Karen Rostoker-Gruber
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Rooster might be under the weather, but his well-written story leaves the reader feeling just fine. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pity poor Rooster—he has a terrible sore throat, his tail feathers are drooping, and he can't possibly do his cock-a-doodle-doo to get the farm going in the morning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYBELLE GOES TO SCHOOL by Katie Speck
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"High-spirited action with well-developed characters make this series a hit every time. Where will Maybelle end up next? (Fantasy. 5-9)"
Maybelle the daring cockroach of Maybelle Goes to Tea (2008, etc.) makes decisions with her sweet tooth.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >