Search Results: "Stefan Kiesbye"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Timely corporate history—as exciting and poignant as any good tale of derring-do against great odds by all-too-flawed giants. (Forty photographs)"
From veteran Time editor Kanfer (A Summer World, 1989, etc.): an enjoyable history of De Beers, the great business empire that founded a country, helped start a war, and funded the legendary Rhodes scholarships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"More a monograph than a fully realized history but, still, a well-documented revisionist rebuke to those who would isolate Nazism as a unique phenomenon."
Narrowly focused yet chillingly effective indictment of the American scientists and social theorists who inspired and applauded Nazi racist ideology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Strictly for opera aficionados, a detailed, passionate analysis of what makes tenor singing and its practitioners unique."
A critical look at the evolution of operatic tenor singing, from the 19th century to the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 29, 2012

"A fantastical, appealing blend of barnyard and Hogwarts."
Bolz's (The Dawning of the True Self, 2013) debut YA novel follows one brave adventurer; never mind that he's a rooster who can barely fly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAPER LANTERNS by Stefan Czernecki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Enlightening. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Those time-tested attributes of a good student—listen quietly, watch carefully, practice persistently—get unforced cultivation in this tale, but it's the lanterns that steal the show. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >