Search Results: "Sidura Ludwig"


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HOLDING MY BREATH by Sidura Ludwig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A loving yet unsentimental look at Jewish assimilation in Canada. Ludwig deftly describes the push-pull that burdens the children of immigrant parents, a dance between tradition and progress."
Ludwig's debut novel, first published in Canada in 2007, concerns a young Jewish Canadian woman who breaks through the web of her family's conformity to follow her dream. Read full book review >

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LUDWIG THE SPACE DOG by Henning Löhlein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The right stuff for all young would-be space explorers. (Novelty picture book. 6-9)"
3-D illustrations propel into orbit this imported tale of a dog with stars in his eyes. Read full book review >

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THE LUDWIG CONSPIRACY by Oliver Pötzsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Fans of bookish European fiction will enjoy this, the too abundant Dan Brown-ian motions notwithstanding."
Who was that Cowled Man? Austrian novelist Pötzsch serves up an ambitious though familiar tale of Mad King Ludwig. Read full book review >

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THE 39 APARTMENTS OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2006

"A handsome and engaging tale. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Those appreciative of Beethoven's work can now commiserate with the difficulties of owning five legless pianos and having to move in and out of 39 apartments all because of rude neighbors who couldn't tell a good note from a toneless bang. Read full book review >

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OLD NOAH'S ELEPHANTS by Warren Ludwig
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Ludwig captures the fun of this comical tale in energetic line, bright colors, and a briskly told narrative- -just right for the picture book hour. (Folklore/Picture book. 4- 8)"
When the greedy elephants get into the food, they gain so much weight that—huddled together on one side—they threaten to upset the Ark. Read full book review >

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PRETTY CROOKED by Elisa Ludwig
Released: March 13, 2012

"A solid debut. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
This debut keeps readers zooming along as a formerly poor girl plays Robin Hood when she strikes it rich. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF BEMELMANS by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Oct. 7, 1955

"It should make new converts."
There is definitely a Bemelmans' cult, and some of his earlier work- now out of print- has helped build that enthusiastic corps of admirers. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN BASKET by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Sept. 11, 1936

"The special quality of naiveté and sophistication combined make Bemelmans' pictures, perfectly reproduced, a joy in themselves."
Bemelmans' Hansi is one of the bright spots of the past two years in juveniles, and I feel that he fills a very special need. Read full book review >

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HANSI by Ludwig Bemelmans
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1934

"One of the nicest books of the year."
An enchanting picture story book about a small boy who goes from Innsbruch up to the high mountains of the Tyrol for his Christmas holidays, and of his adventures there with his uncle and aunt and small cousin and the dachshund who went for a ski ride. 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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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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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 >