Search Results: "Øyvind Torseter"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLE by Øyvind Torseter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2013

"A one-trick pony—and the trick's not all that great. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The Norwegian illustrator of My Father's Arms Are a Boat (2013) pokes a pencil-sized hole through both covers and all 64 pages of this outing—but then doesn't do much with it. Read full book review >

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THE HEARTLESS TROLL by Øyvind Torseter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2016

"No, the princess doesn't really get her due—but at least the horse survives. (source note) (Graphic folk tale. 8-11)"
A dark, old tale recast in a lighter vein, featuring a young prince, a captive princess, and a troll with a hidden heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY DOGS HAVE WET NOSES by Kenneth Steven
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"Sheer delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fanciful retelling of the story of Noah and the Ark doubles as a pourquoi tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2013

"A breathtaking masterpiece. (Picture book. 4 & up)"
A young boy, grieving and unable to sleep, climbs into his father's steady arms to find warmth and reassurance in this luminous story about loss, love and healing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Freddy Fumple and the Mindmonsters by Vegard Svingen
Released: Feb. 20, 2015

"This fanciful children's book succeeds despite the author's uneven writing style."
In Svingen's debut middle-grade novel, 10-year-old Freddy Fumple journeys to a fantastical land called The InBetween where he must help vanquish a horde of destructive creatures called mindmonsters. Read full book review >