Search Results: "Sabine Ludwig"


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THE STORY OF THE LITTLE PIGGY WHO COULDN'T SAY NO by Sabine Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Saying 'no' to this piggy should be easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With everyone making demands, what's a little piggy to do? Read full book review >

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REMEMBER ME THIS WAY by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Despite the book's shortcomings, the author redeems herself in the end, displaying undeniable growth and sharpened literary skills since her first novel."
Durrant's sophomore effort (Under Your Skin, 2014) tackles the complicated, dark, and disturbing mind of a manipulative and often abusive man who may—or may not—be dead.Read full book review >

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HAVING IT & EATING IT by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2002

"Giving a sly nod to genre conventions, Durrant ends with a marriage proposal, but this is no fairy tale, and Maggie's response, along with all that's come before, puts this one head and shoulders above most of the 'chick-lit' that will flank it on the shelves."
British journalist Durrant's first novel follows a familiar trajectory for high-end romantic fiction, yet it's a standout for its rich detail and deceptively weightless prose. Read full book review >

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PRETTY WANTED by Elisa Ludwig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 17, 2015

"A satisfying close to this trilogy that began with a clever high school prank and morphed into a full-scale action adventure. (Thriller. 12-18)"
This conclusion of the Pretty Crooked trilogy follows the continuing adventures of Willa and Aidan. Read full book review >

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CROSS YOUR HEART, CONNIE PICKLES by Sabine Durrant
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Though at times a bit too familiar, Durrant manages to tell a fun and engaging story. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In her journal, Connie Pickles chronicles seven weeks in her life, during which she sets her mother up with three different men, gets a job, quits a job, marches against the war, gets kissed, almost loses a friend and falls in love. Read full book review >

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BON VOYAGE, CONNIE PICKLES by Sabine Durrant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"Funny and heartwarming. (Fiction. 12+)"
Determined to reconnect with her estranged grandparents and forget about ex-crush William (Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles, 2007), 15-year-old Connie embarks on an exchange program to France. Read full book review >

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WELCOME HOME by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Sept. 28, 1960

"This is the story, but told in the delightful verse of Ludwig Bemelmans and illustrated in his flavorful drawings, it assumes the proportion of a comic and wistful fable, a wry metaphor of the life struggle."
Ludwig Bemelmans has done it again; he has taken what is a concept of mature wit and imagination and fashioned it into a story which will be the delight both of children and parents. Read full book review >

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SHARING DARWIN by Sabine Wichert
Released: Sept. 27, 2000

"One word says it best: ephemeral."
Wichert, a transplanted German Pole, now lives and teaches in Belfast, an equally divided and embattled site of identity. Read full book review >

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HOTEL BEMELMANS by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: June 15, 1946

"So here's a feast for Bemelmans' fans- who particularly like his stories of the personnel- the behind-scenes of a grand hotel."
Though this volume includes the whole of Hotel Splendide and Life Class in so far as those stories dealt with hotel life and personnel, and a number of stories from other volumes, and some which many of us read in The New Yorker, and only three wholly new ones, the general impression is of a new book, with freshness and vitality, the wit, humor, pathos, and the inimitable Bemelmans' touch. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 23, 1955

"And always one feels Bemelmans, slightly offstage, observing, recording, commenting, illustrated."
An extravaganza in Bemelmans' inimitable vein, but written almost dead pan, with sly, amusing, sometimes biting undertones, breaking through. Read full book review >

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ROSEBUD by Ludwig Bemelmans
illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1942

"We miss the lilt of Madeleine and doubt that this Bemelmans will go as far."
Adult in humor is this slight story of an attenuated pink rabbit who reads in a book about animals that "The rabbit is a small rodent — scared, shy and hysterical". Read full book review >

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UNDER YOUR SKIN by Sabine Durrant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A decent story and probably Durrant's best to date, but her decision not to explain the plethora of British references could prove a distraction to American readers."
Durrant, whose work includes novels aimed at both children and adults, returns with a dark psychological thriller that's very different from her forays into chick lit. Read full book review >