Search Results: "Astrid Lindgren"


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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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CHRISTMAS IN THE STABLE by Astrid Lindgren
Released: Sept. 17, 1962

"A fine introduction to the meaning of Christmas for the child who, like the one here pictured, nestles in mother's lap to discover it."
With quiet reverence for the magic of the night, a mother tells the story of a man and woman who sought lodgings in a stable and were blessed during the cold wintry night with a newborn child. 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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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 >

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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 >