Search Results: "Simon Winder"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 16, 2010

"A nimble and knowledgeable but long-winded cabinet of curiosities."
A cheerful, dryly unserious survey and travelogue through the landscape and psyche of Germany. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2006

"Ambitious and highly original."
British editor Winder uses Ian Fleming's most famous character to tie together a series of important personal and societal events in this cheery memoir. Read full book review >

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DANUBIA by Simon Winder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"'Was it inherent in the destruction of the Habsburg Empire,' Winder wonders in closing, 'that Nazism would result?' It's a meaningful question, one of many that Winder raises in this lucid, often entertaining historical travelogue."
Offbeat portrait of the lost past of Central Europe, ruled by the dull but dependable Habsburg dynasty. Read full book review >

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MARILYN IN MANHATTAN by Elizabeth Winder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A touching, textured, and compellingly written slice of the iconic actress's life."
Marilyn Monroe's whirlwind engagement with New York City receives a fitting reflection. Read full book review >

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NO ADMISSION by Robert Winder
Released: March 29, 1989

Computer sabotage succeeds in draining tens of millions of dollars from New York's largest banks—as horrified and helpless bank managers try to stop the leak before it becomes public. Read full book review >

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PETS by Simon Abbott
by Simon Abbott, illustrated by Simon Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"An enjoyable, affordable addition to this accessible series. (Pop-up/board book. 2-4)"
Paper engineering animates a bevy of domestic animals as the pages turn. Read full book review >

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POP AND PLAY by Simon Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Despite these quibbles, both books are likable and affordable starter pop-ups. (Pop-up/board book. 2-4)"
As the book opens, paper engineering animates a variety of vehicles on the page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Stay tuned. (Picture book. 5-7)"
James coasts through this remake of Baby Brains (2004), changing the milieu but not much else. Read full book review >

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THE BIRDWATCHERS by Simon James
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"The grandfather's love of birdwatching and the pleasure of sharing this passion with his granddaughter, coupled with the frustration of the novice birder who can't spot a bird, rings true to anyone facing a new challenge, especially a child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This gentle, intergenerational story successfully conveys in a simple and authentic voice a granddaughter's first birding experience. Read full book review >

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THE WILD WOODS by Simon James
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A good-humored vignette with concise, appealingly realistic dialogue and deftly scribbled pen and watercolor illustrations, in the manner of James Stevenson, that nicely convey the large but friendly woods' attractions and the warm interaction between Grandpa and Jess. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As Jess and Grandpa make their way through the woods, they debate Jess's idea of taking a squirrel home. ``They're too wild,'' Grandpa says, but, still, Jess follows one over a gate, across a stream, and up the trunk of a fallen tree, pointing out that squirrels enjoy sandwiches and that one could sleep in her room. Read full book review >

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SALLY AND THE LIMPET by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"Simple but telling, with cartoon-style illustrations whose deft draftsmanship compares honorably with Quentin Blake's and a Steig-like blend of humor and tenderness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sally tugs a limpet (a mollusk famous for hanging on) from its seaside rock, only to find it stuck fast to her finger. Read full book review >