Search Results: "Rotraut Susanne Berner"


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HOUND AND HARE by Rotraut Susanne Berner
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"The happily-ever-after ending delivers a satisfying resolution to a story about tolerance that successfully uses humor and engaging artwork to avoid didacticism—a winner. (Early reader. 6-8)"
With In the Town All Year Round (2008), German author/illustrator Berner presented a Richard Scarry-like vision of town life, though populated by people rather than animals. Read full book review >

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IN THE TOWN ALL YEAR ’ROUND by Rotraut Susanne Berner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Younger readers might find the loose structure and the complexity of information overwhelming, but older, minutiae-oriented children will be entertained for hours. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this modern Richard Scarry look-alike, readers observe a bustling town though four seasons. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

Graphic in more ways than one, these eight sketchy cartoon renditions include a view of Rapunzel and her prince in bed, a wicked princess running home bare and spotted from the gory vengeance of "Hans the Hedgehog," a stepmother and her daughter sitting around a table smoking and drinking while the stepdaughter toils in "Mother Holle" and like modernist touches. Read full book review >

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ADDIS BERNER BEAR FORGETS by Joel Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Written in spare rhythmic language, the text lends itself to being read aloud; however, a close inspection of the illustrations is absolutely necessary for full understanding and enjoyment of this subtle, lovely tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Addis Berner Bear, a brown bear, arrives in a large, nameless city amidst the chaos of swirling snow, speeding cars and rushing holiday shoppers. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERY OF DESIRE by Susanne Lord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"If you like your romance with the sweetness of Mary Balogh's novels or the anguish of Sherry Thomas', this is one to cherish."
How do two lovers, with nary an aristocratic title or fortune between them, find their happy-ever-after in 1850s Bombay and London? Read full book review >

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IMPOSTER by Susanne Winnacker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"Readers will probably recall the X-Men universe and wish these characters were as well-drawn. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
This attempt at a teen paranormal-thriller/romance novel is about as satisfying to fans of the genre as a cup of weak herbal tea would be to a thirsty vampire. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES by Susanne Gervay
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"While vividly documenting the devastating aftereffects of severe burns, this effort never fully captures the protagonist's spirit, making for a frustrating, emotionally draining read. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
This Australian import powerfully depicts the lasting damage of third-degree burns. Read full book review >

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Prepare to Die by Susanne Kacsandi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2015

"A tightly controlled, entertaining religious adventure in which the downtrodden triumph with a little help from friends in the highest of places."
Kacsandi's debut is a religious thriller centering on human trafficking and sex slavery. Read full book review >

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PALACE OF JUSTICE by Susanne Alleyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"A fiendishly clever and compelling mystery set in a grim, gripping vision of Paris where there is no justice, only shades of gray."
Alleyn's fourth (The Cavalier of the Apocalypse, 2009, etc.) takes readers back in time to Aristide Ravel's second major case, during the Terror after the French Revolution. Read full book review >

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LISZT’S KISS by Susanne Dunlap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2007

"A convincing grasp of Romantic period detail mostly compensates for occasionally clunky dialogue and forays into such bodice-ripping silliness as 'his mouth closed over hers, not so much kissing as devouring her.'"
Sparks fly when bohemians, aristocrats and those in-between collide in this latest historical novel with musical themes, from the author of Émilie's Voice (2005). Read full book review >

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ÉMILIE’S VOICE by Susanne Dunlap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2005

"The serpentine and confusing plot aside, musicologist Dunlap's first offers a vivid, entertaining panorama of the period."
A young singer is ensnared by intrigue at the Sun King's court. Read full book review >

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THE CAVALIER OF THE APOCALYPSE by Susanne Alleyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2009

"An intriguing prequel to Ravel's revolutionary adventures (A Treasury of Regret, 2007, etc.) with a nice twist in the denouement."
A murder in 1786 Paris turns a hack writer into a first-rate detective. Read full book review >