Search Results: "Sibylle Heusser"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SANDMAN by Udo Weigelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A simply told, quietly beautiful tale that will be equally welcome at story time, and at bedtime. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Slung beneath a blue dirigible painted with golden stars, the lonely Sandman goes searching for a nocturnal friend in Heusser's atmospheric debut. Read full book review >

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PRICKLY JENNY by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"With its small trim size, this empathetic offering might be just the thing for little ones to take off by themselves when they're feeling prickly. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A girl is in low spirits all day. Read full book review >

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DARK WATERS by Sibylle Barrasso
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2008

"A pretty good mystery marred by some pretty awful chick lit."
Boston shamus Macy Adams debuts in the case of the wronged little woman. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE SNOW CHILDREN by Sibylle von Olfers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An old-fashioned delight for new children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A simple but richly imaginative tale in a tiny book with exquisite illustrations, translated from a 1905 German book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVA’S COUSIN by Sibylle Knauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"An earnest if also lethargic footnote to a footnote of history. (This is the first of Knauss's five novels to be translated into English.)"
Talk about 15 minutes of celebrity: here's a novel based on German dramaturgy professor Knauss's interviews with Gertrude Weisker, who spent the last several months of WWII with her cousin Eva Braun at Hitler's mountain retreat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GIFT FOR THE CHRIST CHILD by Tina Jahnert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The illustrations of curly-haired Miriam help bring her character to life: a barefooted little girl with a lamb, a doll, and a blanket, and a wish to be important to her family. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The well-worn theme of bringing gifts for the baby Jesus receives a new twist in this gentle Christmas story, because the giver of this gift is a little girl named Miriam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Young readers may enjoy the story, but will likely skip the orthographic history and the vague suggestions for follow-up activities at the end. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This confusing foray into Chinese writing pairs a dreamy narrative illustrated with handsome linocut and painted-paper collage scenes with small representations of selected characters' supposed evolution from pictogram to (simplified) modern form. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF KING LION by Sibylle von Olfers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Fun as a novelty piece, but unlikely to engage too many 21st-century readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A 1912 German classic is reprinted in English for the first time in its 101-year-old history. Read full book review >

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BLANCHE HATES THE NIGHT by Sibylle Delacroix
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Sparkling with clarity and replete with gentle humor, this straightforward selection is an excellent choice for lulling active toddlers off to sleep. (Picture book. 2-4) "
What to do when you aren't ready for sleep? Read full book review >