Search Results: "Astrid Henn"


BOOK REVIEW

BECKY THE BORROWER by Udo Weigelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Henn reflects this relaxed approach with pleasant scenes of a smiling Becky surrounded by also-smiling stuffed animals and other goods—plus other children who, even in the dream, look more puzzled than angry. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Who doesn't like toys? Read full book review >

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POM POM PANDA GETS THE GRUMPS by Sophy Henn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Grumpy yet lovable Pom Pom Panda will help readers understand that bad days can happen for no reason at all. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pom Pom Panda is having a bad day, so his friends attempt to cheer him up. Read full book review >

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WHERE BEAR? by Sophy Henn
by Sophy Henn, illustrated by Sophy Henn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"This gentle tale about friendship and home will give early readers and their grown-ups plenty of food for discussion. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The eternal quandaries of friendships between animals and children are given a new twist in this debut picture book by British artist Henn. Read full book review >

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PASS IT ON by Sophy Henn
by Sophy Henn, illustrated by Sophy Henn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"The ultrapositive verse may seem to be a string of platitudes to some, but encouraging kids to be kind is never a misstep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tiny tot knows that if you spread happiness, it will come back to you. 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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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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PIPPI GOES TO THE CIRCUS by Astrid Lindgren
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"MPSLUGMRS Piggle-Wiggle and the Little House girls have also shown up in picture books, and so has Pippi (Pippi Longstocking's After-Christmas Party, 1996), but this excerpt will not send readers back to Lindgren's originals. (Picture book. 9-11)"
Pippi Longstocking, the nine-year-old who lives by herself in her own house with her own horse and has inspired generations of children with her spunk and power, is shoehorned into an egregious picture-book length version of one of her adventures. Read full book review >

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PIPPI ON THE RUN by Astrid Lindgren
Released: March 9, 1976

"The prose, too, reads like a spin-off, and the format suggests a dime store market."
Gyberg's oversize technicolor photos of three real children may or may not correspond to a given reader's image of Pippi and her friends Tommy and Annika. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED FLOWER DAYS by Astrid Buchhammer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2014

"A moving, hopeful book, but one that occasionally feels more like a therapeutic exercise than a complete work."
In this debut memoir, a child abuse survivor recounts how she coped with the flood of intrusive memories that forced her to relive her painful past. Read full book review >

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MIO, MY SON by Astrid Lindgren
Released: June 15, 1956

"Through the adventures that follow- their sortie against the wicked Sir Kato- Anders' (who is now Mio) memories of his former life run in juxtaposition to the fantasy, making it the more real."
From the author of the Bill Bergson stories (see Bill Bergson, Master Detective, etc.) comes this completely different and quite charming fairy story that should complement young feelings of longing and love and adventure. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 19, 1952

"Pleasant thrills."
Comically styled young sleuthings translated from the Swedish and set in a small town in Sweden. Read full book review >