Search Results: "Walter Wangerin"


BOOK REVIEW

ELISABETH AND THE WATER-TROLL by Walter Wangerin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1991

Grieving for her dead mother, little Elisabeth lets her tears fall into a well where they stir the resident man-like monster to inarticulate sympathy; he steals her away to the well's depths to comfort her. Read full book review >

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THE CRYING FOR A VISION by Jr. Wangerin
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Possibly the best book written for young adults in years; perhaps because there is nothing about it that limits it to that audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the Moon of the Grass Appearing (April), the child Waskn Mani, or Moves Walking, sits with his grandmother and the Lakota village chief as the great warrior Fire Thunder returns home from a raid. Read full book review >

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SAINT JULIAN by Jr. Wangerin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"An exquisite rendering of the ancient tale, with none of the anachronistic ironies that such updatings too often contain."
The life of the legendary medieval penitent and saint, retold with style and elegance by Wangerin (The Crying for a Vision, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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HEY, SEYMOUR! by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Another mesmerizing outing from the sultan of seek-and-find. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Gatefolds expose sudden calamities, eye-widening surprises, and—of course—fresh cascades of small toys, charms, beads, and found bric-a-brac in 10 teeming scenes. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU SEE SEYMOUR? by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"This is more than a seek-and-find; it's a charming, interactive novelty. (discussion guide) (Picture book. 3-6)"
The creator of the I Spy series is a genius at designing and photographing tiny landscapes and kaleidoscopic dioramas. Read full book review >

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CLUB DREAD by Walter Sorrells
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2006

"For fans and thrill seekers. (Fiction. YA)"
Music, murder, car chases and a secret society get blended together as this thriller series continues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

47 by Walter Mosley
FANTASY
Released: May 4, 2005

"Mostly, however, this is a flawed, didactic exploration of the nature of freedom, juxtaposing the brutality of 19th-century American slavery with the society of a faraway planet where skin color is irrelevant because 'behind all existence there is one great mind.' (Fiction. 12-16)"
Forty-seven is the name and number of a 14-year-old slave working on Master Tobias's Georgia plantation in 1832. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM FILM SCHOOL by Richard Walter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"Not especially funny, and not much fun."
The chairman of UCLA's film- and television-writing program debuts with (what else?) the story of a hapless film student who stumbles into fortune and, eventually, modest fame. Read full book review >

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WALKIN' THE DOG by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"It's love that gives life.'"
Mosley's probing and stirring follow-up to Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1997) presents a dozen further adventures of Socrates Fortlow, the ex-con struggling to protect his marginal, yet deeply rooted, life in blasted Watts. Read full book review >

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THE MAN IN MY BASEMENT by Walter Mosley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 2004

In Mosley's boldly understated fable, an unemployed African-American agrees to rent space in his basement to a wealthy white businessman for two months. Read full book review >