Search Results: "Walter Moers"


BOOK REVIEW

WALTER by Barbara Wersba
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"Funny and poignant by turns, here's a sweetly quirky love story of letters. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A small but very nearly perfect gem depicts the growing friendship between a literarily-minded rat and an aging author of children's books. Read full book review >

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THE LABYRINTH OF DREAMING BOOKS by Walter Moers
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"A beguiling, bookish entertainment that ends on a cliffhanger promising—well, the prospect of many sequels to come."
Biblionauts of the world, unite—German fabulist Moers (City of Dreaming Books, 2007, etc.) is back with another goofy epic from the land of living books. Read full book review >

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RUMO AND HIS MIRACULOUS ADVENTURES by Walter Moers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 7, 2006

"Read it as allegory. Read it as a fairy tale. Whatever, it's amusing—but still too long by half."
An overstuffed confection that threatens to collapse under its own heft. Read full book review >

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A WILD RIDE THROUGH THE NIGHT by Walter Moers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"For the stout of heart or the low of blood sugar only. Nice illustrations, though."
More loopy, goopy modern mythologizing from German fabulist Moers (The City of Dreaming Books, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CITY OF DREAMING BOOKS by Walter Moers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"'Tonstant Weader fwowed up,' wrote Dorothy Parker after reading Winnie the Pooh. She had it easy. For the innocent of heart, unsullied by taste."
Sure, Larry McMurtry's got his own book town in Texas, and then there's Sedbergh and Hay-on-Wye over England way. But none of them can compare to the setting of Moers's (Rumo and His Miraculous Adventures, 2006, etc.) semifabulous tale of treasures hidden. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2008

"Able tribute to a boundary-smashing activist."
Compact, insightful biography seeks to restore the historical importance of the energetic, light-skinned NAACP secretary whose leadership laid the groundwork for the civil-rights movement. Read full book review >

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WALTER WAS WORRIED by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Opportunities for read-aloud interaction abound here; children may enjoy spelling out the face-words or discussing how they feel in different climatic scenarios, from puzzling fog to shocking lightning to frightening thunder. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Moods can change as quickly as the weather, and this innovative concept book cleverly illustrates the range and volatility of both. Read full book review >

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WALTER WINCHELL by Michael Herr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1990

"Sumptuous entertainment."
A movie novel of tremendous sweep and detail, zapping us with the America of the Thirties and Forties as seen through the eyes of gossip-monger Walter Winchell. Read full book review >

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WALTER LIPPMANN by Craufurd D. Goodwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Opening up new perspectives on past political debates, Goodwin delivers a finely limned portrait of a man whose career was based on standards and purposes that seem to have largely disappeared from public life."
An insightful biography of esteemed journalist and philosopher Walter Lippmann (1889-1974). Read full book review >

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WALTER FALLS by Steven Gillis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Forced events and a lackluster cast undermine an otherwise entertaining first novel."
Sins of the father visit the son in paranoia, hubris, violence and corruption. Read full book review >

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FINDING WALTER by Ann Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Not only a humorous, thoughtful adventure, the story is a smart allegory that, like Sylvia Cassedy's Behind the Attic Wall (1983), has the makings of a classic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
For readers who ever felt that dolls had thoughts and feelings comes a funny, touching fantasy from Turner (Mississippi Mud, p. 728, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Brodersen's book is the best life of Benjamin we have and the best we are likely to have, until the archives are finally opened to scholars and biographers. (100 b&w photos, not seen)"
An even-handed account of the great literary critic's unlucky life, from his birth into Berlin's Jewish upper middle class to his suicide while in flight from the Nazis. Read full book review >