Search Results: "Sigmund Brouwer"


BOOK REVIEW

INNOCENT HEROES by Sigmund Brouwer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A steppingstone to Michael Morpurgo's War Horse (1983) and a worthy introduction to the Great War. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Brouwer uses the assault on Vimy Ridge during World War I to highlight the bravery of both Canadian troops and the animals that served. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S PASS by Sigmund Brouwer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"Unlike Webb, readers can face grizzly bears, wolves and psychopaths in the cozy confines of a good book. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Seventeen-year-old Jim Webb must travel the Canol Trail in Canada's Northwest Territories to fulfill a specific request made in the unusual will of David McLean, his beloved grandfather. Read full book review >

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BARRACUDA by Sigmund Brouwer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Didactic passages aside, this fast-paced mystery should appeal to Webb fans and those seeking an intrigue-filled escape to the Keys. (Adventure. 10-14)"
With deathbed secrets and attempted murder on the itinerary, spring break in the Florida Keys proves anything but relaxing for a teen and his grandfather. Read full book review >

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ROCK THE BOAT by Sigmund Brouwer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2015

"A quick read for music lovers. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A young musician tries to break into the business in Nashville and becomes entrapped by a shady producer. Read full book review >

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TIN SOLDIER by Sigmund Brouwer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"This promising journey starts well but loses its way. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Two identification cards, each with a separate name and both with his grandfather's photograph, send Webb on a journey to find the truth regardless of the cost. Read full book review >

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WALK THE TALK by Sigmund Brouwer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Amusing, with a mild bathroom humor flavor (including a fart noise machine) that's sure to appeal, the book's environmental message makes it a somewhat useful purchase. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Justine, an environmentally focused grade schooler, is back for another easy-to-read outing (Justine McKeen: Queen of Green, 2011). Read full book review >

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JUSTINE MCKEEN by Sigmund Brouwer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"While brief paperbacks for newly independent readers are too numerous to count, this one is slightly funnier and fresher than most. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Inventive and intrepid Justine McKeen, most likely a grade schooler, finds amusing ways to make classmates and community members more environmentally conscious. Read full book review >

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SIGMUND FREUD by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"To tactfully admit young readers into such a contentious dialogue is no mean feat, and marks this offering as truly stellar. (Biography. 10+)"
Krull lives up to the promise of the first two entries in her Giants of Science series with this lucid and thoughtful examination of Freud's life, work and legacy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Black-and-white photographs are used throughout this good introduction to a still-controversial figure. (chronology, further reading, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
Muckenhoupt gives a balanced account of Freud's life, work, and times, describing his childhood, studies, mentors, experiments, theories, family life, publications, and feuds, and, in an epilogue, provides some historical perspective. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Brilliantly buttressed plea for reconsideration of Freud as philosopher and shrink."
The final shaping of the Promethean psychoanalyst's work amid the opening clashes of war and forebodings of holocaust. Read full book review >

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THE ESCAPE OF SIGMUND FREUD by David Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"An illuminating look at the end of the life of a giant of psychology."
An enjoyable small story about an incident in Sigmund Freud's late life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Brilliantly buttressed plea for reconsideration of Freud as philosopher and shrink."
The final shaping of the Promethean psychoanalyst's work amid the opening clashes of war and forebodings of holocaust. Read full book review >