Search Results: "Astrid Henry"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2014

"An erudite group effort encapsulating a long, laborious struggle that continues today."
Three distinguished academics offer a competent, compact history of the women's liberation movement. 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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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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MOST BELOVED SISTER by Astrid Lingren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2002

"An odd take on childhood needs from the recently deceased Lindgren, whose Pippi said it so much better. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This small story, written in 1949, illustrated in the '70s, and recently translated into English, is a sweet, though strange, one about imaginary friends and homely reality. Read full book review >

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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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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 >

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PIPPI LONGSTOCKING by Astrid Lindgren
Released: Oct. 16, 1950

"Champion of fun, freedom and fantasy and long happy thoughts, Pippi is an inspired creation knit from daydreams."
A fresh delicious fantasy that children will love. 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 >

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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 >