Search Results: "Astrid Desbordes"


BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU...ALWAYS by Astrid Desbordes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2016

"This import from France delivers a message kids never tire of hearing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mother explains to her child that she will always love him, no matter what. Read full book review >

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BAD ASTRID by Eileen Brennan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Readers may appreciate the book's humor and psychological insight, but they shouldn't mistake it for an instruction manual. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book defines wishful thinking. Read full book review >

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TRAVELS OF AN EXTRAORDINARY HAMSTER by Astrid Desbordes
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A blunt, at times knee-slapping story suitable for perceptive young readers, those unsure of social cues, and global readers alike. (Graphic novel. 7 & up)"
Hamster—a sarcastic, egocentric, yet still enjoyable protagonist—travels with his band of patient, tolerant timberland friends to the Arctic Circle. Read full book review >

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DAYDREAMS OF A SOLITARY HAMSTER by Astrid Desbordes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2010

"Yes, let's. (Graphic picture book. 6-8)"
A hamster with an irritating lack of social skills fails to alienate a cast of small woodland creatures in this strange import. Read full book review >

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EDMOND, THE MOONLIT PARTY by Astrid Desbordes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Buy the book for the illustrations and for the concept of living in a tree, which every preschooler will love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three very different animal characters live in separate apartments in the old chestnut tree. Read full book review >

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ASTRID THE FLY by Maria Jönsson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"Not natural history by any means, but this slice of (fly) life is beguilingly, infectiously whimsical. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Astrid the fly introduces readers to her (huge) family and their home behind the sofa in this Swedish import. Read full book review >

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ASTRID AND VERONIKA by Linda Olsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"An appealing, if oddly stoic, meditation on friendship."
Two women, four decades apart in age, share their emotional scars while living next door to each other in a small Swedish town. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1983

"You can see exactly where this is headed, but you do want it to get there."
To his glee and joy, Matt the robber chief has a child: "a robber's daughter," and the next robber chieftain. Read full book review >

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KARLSON ON THE ROOF by Astrid Lindgren
Released: Nov. 1, 1971

"Figment or flesh, he won't be missed."
Karlsson is the childish little flying man who visits Eric's room from his secret house on the roof. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1965

"Good triumphs and evil loses in the end, but that was telegraphed from the beginning."
These are the further adventures of 15-year-old Bill Bergson, now leading his Knights of the White Roses to rescue a young professor, his small son, and some strategic military papers from the clutches of a gang of international spies. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 24, 1954

"Light mystery-light reading in a jolly Scandanavian setting."
Bill Bergson, the friendly Swedish boy of Bill Bergson, Master Detective (1952) is on his merrily haphazard way again- with his pals Anders and Eva Lotta. Read full book review >

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MATTI LIVES IN FINLAND by Astrid Lindgren
Released: May 1, 1969

"But all have a sweet innocence that's rare nowadays."
Since Elle Kari, in 1952, these photostories have changed very little; while other series quite deliberately devolve on local customs, schooling, means of livelihood and the like, this remains casual, personal, a little sentimental. Read full book review >