Search Results: "Wilhelm Hauff"


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LITTLE LONG-NOSE by Wilhelm Hauff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A beautiful little volume. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In the Treasures series, a book that is not only nicely designed for small hands, but is the most appealing version since Lisbeth Zwerger's Dwarf Nose (1994) of an original tale that is replete with evil spells and gourmet cookery, from a contemporary of the Brothers Grimm. Read full book review >

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DWARF NOSE by Wilhelm Hauff
by Wilhelm Hauff, translated by Anthea Bell, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"The world of fairy tales was made a whole lot poorer when Hauff died in 1827, at only 25 years old. (Folklore/Picture book. All ages)"
A beautifully crafted fairy tale, in which young Jacob, the son of poor parents living in a large German town, has a run-in with the bad fairy Herbwise, a hideous enchantress. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL RAVEN by Hans Wilhelm
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"The main feature of these big, colorful watercolors are the raven's glittering gold feathers; similar in effect to the fins on Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish (1992), these plump the book with real live magic. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A perhaps familiar story, related with a dose of irony and illustrated with dazzling special effects. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WASN'T THERE by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An enjoyable addition. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-9)"
To Introduce a favorite genre, a three-chapter ghost story- -appropriately set on the bleak and desolate New England coast in a long-ago December. Read full book review >

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THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"There are many editions of this popular story, but Wilhelm's visual narration has unusual panache, making it a good choice for collections that can use one more. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Bremen native follows the Grimms in his straightforward, accessible retelling, providing lively watercolor illustrations that depict the characters in an appealing cartoon style and varying multiple vignettes with cinematic double spreads. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WHALE IN DEEP TROUBLE by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A basic introduction to the environmental hazards that endanger whales. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young whale finds himself in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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HELLO SUN! by Hans Wilhelm
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Young readers will most likely find this plot-driven tale entertaining enough, but it's not an essential purchase. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little hedgehog named Quentin lives in the forest, but has a dream to see the sun. Read full book review >

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MORE BUNNY TROUBLE by Hans Wilhelm
Released: March 1, 1989

Ralph—of Bunny Trouble, 1985—thinks his baby sister, Emily, is overrated: "She cried a lot and was always wet." Read full book review >

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A HOLE IN THE WALL by Hans Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"A deceptively subtle thought-provoker for preschoolers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Four round and rubbery cartoon African animals—a wild dog, a warthog, a lion, and an elephant—find what seems to be a hole in the wall. Read full book review >

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RAISING THE SHADES by Doug Wilhelm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2001

"Still, the story with its sympathetic hero will have strong appeal for a wide range of readers including those who need to learn Casey's lesson. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Casey knows that he must rush home every day to clean up his Dad's empty beer bottles, finish dinner when his Dad retreats to the garage to get high, and put a blanket over his Dad when he passes out from drinking. Read full book review >

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"Credible with well-defined characters and more hits than misses."
A professional couple asked to solve a missing-object mystery stumbles into a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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BEYOND PSYCHOLOGY by Wilhelm Reich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Ideal material for a screenplay about a 20th-century mad scientist."
Madness and pathos alternate in these selections from the controversial psychoanalyst's (18971957) papers, which document the scientific delusions and personal difficulties that preoccupied him from the mid-1930s through his immigration to America on the eve of WW II. Read full book review >