Search Results: "S.R. Johannes"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"A riveting tale of family ties, friendship and community loyalty."
Gutsy teen Grace, who is much more at home fly fishing, hiking and tracking bears through the woods than hanging out at the mall or chasing boys, has a mission—to prove that her father is still alive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHANNES BRAHMS by Jan Swafford
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1997

"For readers of Swafford's biography, Brahms's Lullaby will never sound the same. (16 pages of illustrations, not seen)"
A definitive work about one of the 19th century's most influential classical music composers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHANNES CABAL by Jonathan L.  Howard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"The genuinely funny moments seem to crop up almost by accident—and ultimately few readers will care."
Ham-fisted debut tries to get laughs from damnation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEATRICE ZINKER, UPSIDE DOWN THINKER by Shelley  Johannes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A kind child in a book for middle-grade readers? There's no downside to that. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Beatrice Zinker is a kinder, gentler Judy Moody. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAPER HEARTS by S.R. Savell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"Savell offers readers hope within grim realism, though the flights of lyricism can detract from it. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A friendless 17-year-old hard case meets a softhearted young man and his dying grandmother, and it may change her path. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARKNESS AND A LITTLE LIGHT by Johannes Bobrowski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1994

"Good things come in small packages."
Short, allegorical, and deceptively simple stories that make use of the author's experiences as a displaced person. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Based on a wide range of sources, this is a work that will delight the specialist and the tourist alike. (maps and illustrations, not seen)"
An absorbing and intimate history of the City of Lights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2009

"Readers seeking an in-depth exploration of the darker side of magic will be on tenterhooks; those who prefer a little fun with their fantasy will probably not make it that far. (Fantasy. YA)"
A complex and original fantasy, burdened by unrelieved grimness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIP IN THE GRAND HOTEL by Johannes Hucke
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"The timeless combination of mischievous children and cuddly rodents hoodwinking fussy adults adds up to an irresistible, rollicking tale. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A mouse on the run leads a pack of children on a merry romp through a prestigious hotel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDDLE AGES by Johannes Fried
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2014

"A dense, often ponderous work from a deeply erudite scholar."
A revisionist study of the medieval era as representing a process of consolidation and transformation that eventually yielded the Renaissance. Read full book review >