Search Results: "Wolfram Hänel"


BOOK REVIEW

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. SNOWMAN by Wolfram Hänel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Though the text is a little wordy, the appealing illustrations, simple plot and warm, family-centered emotional tone make this a suitable though not essential choice for holiday story time. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pair of mouse siblings, Pip and Squeak, work together to build a snowman in this sweet but slight holiday offering, first published in Switzerland. Read full book review >

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WEEKEND WITH GRANDMOTHER by Wolfram Hänel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Unzner's (The Clown Who Said, No, not reviewed, etc.) watercolors-over-ink sketches adorn every page and bring warmth and dimension to the story. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Grandmother's enthusiasm is contagious in this story designed to inspire the early reader to enjoy the simple things in life. Read full book review >

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ABBY by Wolfram Hänel
by Wolfram Hänel, illustrated by Alan Marks, translated by Rosemary Lanning
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"The watercolor-and-ink illustrations match the mood, introducing humor that's especially welcome during the sorrowful parts. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Abby ($13.95; PLB $13.88; Oct. 15, 1996; 1-55858-648-2; PLB 1-55858-649-0): Moira lives on an island off the coast of Ireland with her family and her dog, Abby. Read full book review >

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MIA THE BEACH CAT by Wolfram Hänel
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"1530). (Fiction. 7-9)"
Maggie is spending her holiday with her parents and her stuffed tiger at the sea, but her parents' idea of a good time is relaxing for hours in the sun, and her tiger is not really made for water sports. Read full book review >

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LILA'S LITTLE DINOSAUR by Wolfram Hänel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"And it doesn't lose anything in the translation. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The little dinosaur follows Lila home from the Museum of Natural History, where Lila had been explaining to her father all about the different dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND ITS GERMANIC PEOPLES by Herwig Wolfram
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Despite himself, Wolfram establishes that the Germanic nations arose from the darkness of prehistory to transform the great culture of Rome and in so doing set the stage for the emergence not only of Christendom, but also ultimately of Germany and the other nation-states of Europe."
In a comprehensive reinterpretation of the role of barbaric tribes in Roman history, Wolfram (History/Univ. of Vienna) seeks to ``trace the beginnings of a history of the Germans'' by examining in depth the role of the Germanic tribes in the development, transformation, and collapse of the Roman Empire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"A fine addition to the dwindling number of firsthand World War II personal stories."
Discovering that his father-in-law, a celebrated artist named Wolfram, endured a long, miserable experience in the Wehrmacht, popular historian Giles (Paradise Lost: Smyrna, 1922, 2008, etc.) suspected correctly that he had material for a fresh look at a familiar genre. Read full book review >