Search Results: "Terence with Hilda Wane Ornitz Knapp"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2000

"Classically trained British actors of Knapp's pedigree are a vanishing breed, and he illuminates the rigors and the satisfactions of their professional lives."
Tasteful memoir from a repertory actor with the National Theatre Company in Great Britain who shared the stage with such luminaries as Sir Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Alec Guinness and Peter O'Toole. Read full book review >

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AS QUIET AS A MOUSE by Hilda Offen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Again, Offen's characters—both the costumed animals and the winsome toddler—are particularly bright and ingenuous. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A companion to A Fox Got My Socks (1993) and The Sheep Made a Leap (p. 148). Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT PIE by Hilda Offen
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"EWSLUGp1992, an attractive original offering with bright, action-filled illustrations and enough humor and suspense to delight the picture book group. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When toothy Mrs. Snipper-Snapper asks for cherry pie—with ``lots of custard''—for her birthday, her crocodile husband orders it from Mrs. Elephant. Read full book review >

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THE SHEEP MADE A LEAP by Hilda Offen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

The author-illustrator of Nice Work, Little Wolf! (1993) presents a pantomime, with a toddler announcing the actions of his animal friends and—in an irresistible invitation to young audiences to join in—imitating them on facing pages. Read full book review >

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THE GO GO DOGS by Jennifer Knapp
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"In some ways, the art recalls Maira Kalman's work, without her skill; the adventures resemble those of her Max, without the wit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A first-person narrator introduces "my dogs," one who ponders astrophysics and one is "too busy barking to waste time thinking." Read full book review >

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A FOX GOT MY SOX by Hilda Offen
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Just the thing for the toddlers' group. (Picture book. 1-5)"
The author of Nice Work, Little Wolf (p. 723) comes up with an appealing book for the youngest. Read full book review >

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BEST OF PRAIRIE SCHOONER by Hilda Raz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2001

"The selections, meantime, read like what you'd expect from an anthology selected by a committee: diverse, safe, predictable."
Editor Raz's anthology is typical of a now-common practice among literary magazines: collections that unabashedly celebrate themselves. Read full book review >

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NICE WORK, LITTLE WOLF! by Hilda Offen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Good story, good fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Wolf's mother is on the way for nails to mend their tumbledown house when he hops over a fence and lands in the lazy pigs' family; he's promptly entrapped by their demands, passed from Pop through Mom to two fat piglets, who give Little Wolf his orders. Read full book review >

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BLOODSUCKERS by Ron Knapp
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"For those who believe that science is sufficiently compelling on its own, the overall treatment of this material is rather sensationalized. (notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in the Weird and Wacky Science series presents the many creatures that suck blood: mosquitoes, vampire bats, head lice, lampreys, fleas, and leeches. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Bleak yet inspiring evocations of hope in the midst of misery."
A collection of testimonies compiled by the members of FEMRITE, the Ugandan Women Writers' Association, brings human-rights violations to light. Read full book review >

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SHADY TRAILS IN A LIGHT FOG by Colin Knapp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A respectable first outing by Knapp, featuring tales that aren't for the faint of heart."
A debut collection of 20 short stories in which many characters struggle to survive and some find hope and redemption. Read full book review >

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APPETITES by Caroline Knapp
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"An eloquent voice that will be missed."
Final memoir from the late Knapp (Pack of Two, 1998, etc.), this one recording her decades-long struggle with anorexia. Read full book review >