Search Results: "Stefan Chwin"


BOOK REVIEW

DEATH IN DANZIG by Stefan Chwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Although Americans may find the historical terrain quite foreign, Chwin's is a masterful and important work that brilliantly highlights the power of fate and the true anguish it can cause."
The first English translation of renowned Polish novelist Chwin is a portrait of the bitter history of Danzig, the German city in Poland that suffered as much from the peace of 1945 as from the war that preceded it. Read full book review >

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LILLIPUT 5357 by Stefan Czernecki
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Prepare for repeated readings and I-Spy-type audience participation. (Picture book. 2-6)"
"Bippity Zippity Beep Beep Beep." Read full book review >

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WE'RE GOING TO THE FARMERS' MARKET by Stefan Page
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"The idea for this book is just right for the board-book set, but the art may prove too abstract for youngsters still learning to connect what they find on their plates to what they see on the page. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A trip to the local farmers market provides the ingredients for a feast. Read full book review >

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THE PECULIAR by Stefan Bachmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A promising, atmospheric fantasy debut. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
Goblins, faeries, gnomes, elflike fay, sylphs, automatons and changelings, oh my! Read full book review >

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HOBSON’S ISLAND by Stefan Themerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"If Richard Feynman, Flann O'Brien, Raymond Queneau and Dario Fo had ever gotten together, it might have been on Hobson's Island."
Power politics and metaphysical paradoxes dominate this free-range comic parable, a 1988 novel by the late (1910-88) Polish-born British author. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A devious intimation of homegrown terrors likely to keep readers awake long after closing time has come and gone."
Infidelity, bullying, savage beatings, sororicide, curses, murder and the devil himself all come into play in this quietly savage meditation on evil. Read full book review >

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THE WHATNOT by Stefan Bachmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"It's a bleak and breathless read, one that will have readers hoping for a peaceful outcome as fervently as its characters do. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
At the end of The Peculiar (2012), Bachmann's debut, the evil faery Mr. Lickerish had used half-faery Bartholomew's little sister, Hettie, as a Door to open the way between England and the Old Country; here is what happens next. Read full book review >

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SPLIT by Stefan Petrucha
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"For a much better wrought interdimensional comedy, try Printz Award-winning Going Bovine (2009) instead. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
When Wade's mother dies, his reality splits. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 1997

"Taken as the less ambitious but valuable work it truly is, Serious Business offers a lively, thought-provoking introduction to the fascinating complexity of seemingly simple animated cartoons. (b&w illustrations, 8 pages color illustrations, not seen) (Author tour)"
This nicely written and generally informative account provides a cursory though useful history of American animated cartoons. Read full book review >

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SHEDDING and LITERALLY DREAMING by Verena Stefan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 1994

"Experimental writing with a 50% success rate."
It's easy to see why Stefan became a German feminist icon after the 1975 publication of the novella ``Shedding,'' and equally easy to see why her influence has waned with stories like those collected under the title ``Literally Dreaming.'' ``Shedding'' paints an intimate portrait of a woman learning to exist without men. Read full book review >

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A DROP OF NIGHT by Stefan Bachmann
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2016

"Bizarre and hugely suspenseful. (Horror. 12-18)"
Seventeen-year-old Anouk accepts an invitation to assist with an academic exploration of a 200-year old underground palace but instead finds herself trapped in an extensive and elaborate set of deadly underground rooms. Read full book review >