Search Results: "Werner Zimmerman"


BOOK REVIEW

PIPPIN THE CHRISTMAS PIG by Jean Little
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This gently told story shows insight into the feelings of one who feels small and insignificant, but who can still accomplish something special. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Pippin is a cute little piglet with one ear that tends to flop over like a puppy's. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 16, 1999

In her sequel to Losers, Inc. (1997), Mills allows Julius to emerge as something of a sad sack—he's convinced he can't do anything right, that his mother doesn't like him, and that he has nothing to offer—but he's wrong. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"A trip down the 'gospel road' that's long, meandering, and generally unrewarding."
The biographies of three important figures in soul music are uncomfortably interwoven. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS! by Howard Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Dinosaur and monster fans may be left wide-eyed, but they'll find more to chew over in Dougal Dixon's Amazing Dinosaurs (p. 128). (Web sites, chart of groups, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Melodrama is the name of the game in this tall-format browsing item. Read full book review >

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HOSTAGE by R.D. Zimmerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Veteran Zimmerman (Red Trance, 1994, etc.), as if knowing this high-concept snatch has nowhere to go, punches up Mills's hardcover debut with such ferocity and horrific physical detail that it transcends its pulpish story to become a full-throated howl of anger and pain."
Desperate to dramatize the plight of AIDS victims and furious at homophobic Congressman Johnny Clariton—whose presidential speeches, identifying AIDS as a punishment for immoral behavior, are calling for a moratorium on government assistance for AIDS sufferers and research into a possible cure- -three friends in the terminal stages of the illness kidnap the Congressman from a fund-raiser, planning to videotape themselves as they tell him how they contracted the HIV virus and guarantee his sympathy for AIDS research by injecting him with their blood before they turn him loose. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 23, 2016

"A sensible and refreshingly restrained discussion of the nation's deficiencies."
A sober consideration of the decline of American democracy. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Too ideological to entrance most readers—but students of psychology will want to add this to their collections."
A blend of compelling anecdotes and dull psychoanalysis, as Muensterberger (an N.Y.C. psychoanalyst) examines the whys and hows of manic collecting. Read full book review >

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OCEAN LINERS by Karl Zimmerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fascinating voyage. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From the earliest days, the ships that carried passengers across the oceans have been wreathed in an aura of romance and mystery and have entranced generations of aficionados. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2008

"There's truth to Werner's translation, but the whole should be taken with a grain of salt."
A look at how English-language Bibles compare to the original ancient Hebrew and Aramaic, including her new Old Testament translation: the “Ancient Roots Translinear Bible” (ARTB). Read full book review >

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SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT by Werner Thuswaldner
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"His haunting landscapes evoke the atmosphere of village life in early-19th-century Oberndorf, and his portraits give the two men who created the hymn personalities behind the famous music. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Ingpen, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, has created stunning illustrations for this historical look at how the beloved Christmas hymn came to be written. Read full book review >