Search Results: "Wanda Gag"


BOOK REVIEW

JORINDA AND JORINGEL by Jakob Grimm
Released: June 1, 1978

"At the picture-book level, it's Adams and Shub all the way; this is pleasant to hold in the hand—but, even so, the pictures don't bear close or repeated scrutiny."
The Grimm tale of Jorinda's enchantment and Joringel's devotion, tenderly and dramatically pictured by Adrienne Adams (1968), is strung out into a series of incidents in the vignettes which illustrate this small (4 3/4 x 6 3/4) volume—and which, moreover, give little scope for Margot Tomes' spirited drawing or sense of fun. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM GRIMM by Jakob Grimm
Released: Oct. 9, 1936

"Better for reading aloud than for beginning readers."
A careful selection, including such favorites as Hansel and Gretel, Rose White and Snow Red and omitting the gruesome ones which deter some parents from giving Grimm to their children. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 23, 1940

"Her first love — a break — a new beau — then scholarship to the Art Student's League in New York."
A buoyant record of a girl and artist, between fifteen and twenty four. Read full book review >

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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS by Wanda Gag
Released: Aug. 8, 1938

"These will welcome this version, closer to the original in spirit and language, and illustrated by a favorite artist."
There are many who have been reluctant to give way to the fascination of Walt Disney's free adaptation of the old fairy tale; there are others who have grown thoroughly tired of its intrusion into so many fields. Read full book review >

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NOTHING AT ALL by Wanda Gag
Released: Sept. 22, 1941

"Certainly older in its appeal than Nillians Cats where the text was negligible."
What a lot of story Wanda Gag can get into her pictures and simple text — and story that, even with its fantasy quality, goes over with almost every small child. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 26, 1935

"The size of the book is a sure bid for popularity."
A wee bit of a book and the story of a man who wanted to do housework. Read full book review >

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THE A B C BUNNY by Wanda Gag
Released: Sept. 18, 1933

"Not as unusual as some of her earlier work, but of more directly childlike appeal."
A bunny's adventures in pictures, told in alphabetical order. Read full book review >

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MORE TALES FROM GRIMM by Jakob Grimm
Released: Oct. 20, 1947

"The flavor of the original is held while some of the grimness and overweighted morality is removed."
For fairy tale lovers here is excellent stuff — a collection of the lesser known tales, freely translated and illustrated by bold pictures characteristic of the creator of Millions of Cuts. Read full book review >

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HEIDI HECKELBECK AND THE COOKIE CONTEST by Wanda Coven
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"While somewhat pedestrian fare, this easy-to-read series installment goes down easy enough. (Fiction. 5-8)"
A touch of magic changes boring cookies into something "special" in this early chapter book about cooking and following one's own heart. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A detailed explanation of an alternative therapy and its potential benefits."
A comprehensive introduction to energy therapy for people and their pets. Read full book review >

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IT’S LOVE WE DON’T UNDERSTAND by Bart Moeyaert
FICTION
Released: June 15, 2002

"Not an easy work, nor a fun one, but eerily effective and powerful. (Fiction. YA)"
An oblique Dutch import challenges readers with three glimpses into the workings of a monumentally unhappy family. Read full book review >

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RITS by Wanda Boeke
by Wanda Boeke, translated by Wanda Boeke
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Despite the stress, the boy's honest and often amusing depictions of his feelings and observations will leave readers smiling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Diaries are for girls. Read full book review >