Search Results: "Astrid Lindgren"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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IN THE LAND OF TWILIGHT by Astrid Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Though the format is attractive, its rambling airiness will disappoint Lindgren fans and have a limited audience. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The third book from this Swedish team relates a fanciful dream tale that sharply contrasts with their realistic previous two (A Calf for Christmas and Goran's Great Escape, 2010, 2011). Read full book review >

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THE TOMTEN by Astrid Lindgren
Released: Nov. 13, 1961

"Adapted from an old Swedish poem."
Who is it that wanders the countryside on a snowy peaceful night in winter? Read full book review >

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PIPPI IN THE SOUTH SEAS by Gerry Bothmer
Released: Sept. 18, 1959

"Throughout the expedition Pippi manifests her tremendous capacity for humor, imagination, and extraordinary physical strength in a manner which will delight those readers already familiar with her and win for her many ardent new friends."
Pippi, a carrot-haired Swedish girl, once again embarks on a series of pranks, capers, and mischief which add up to one grand adventure for her and her two companions. Read full book review >

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THE RED BIRD by Astrid Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"In the end, knowing that their act cannot be undone, Matthew and Anna close the door on that ugly world forever—a choice that will seem reasonable to younger readers, and will also resonate with fans of Oscar Wilde's sentimental, symbolic fairy tales. (Fiction. 8-10)"
In this first English language edition of Lindgren's 1959 tale, two orphaned children escape their sad world of forced labor and grinding poverty by following a red bird to a hidden doorway, beyond which lies Sunnymead, a warm, bright land where children play and a Mother provides lavish amounts of food and love. Read full book review >

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MIRABELLE by Astrid Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2003

"The translation has a fresh feeling too: 'Now I'm coming to the weird part,' the young narrator confides, 'I can't explain how peculiar it was.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Mirabelle is a very special doll, and not just because she was grown from a seed. Read full book review >

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PIPPI LONGSTOCKING'S AFTER-CHRISTMAS PARTY by Astrid Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Her fans will rejoice at the arrival of 'one more story' about Pippi. (Picture book. 5-10)"
At the end of Pippi in the South Seas (1959), Pippi and friends Tommy and Annika celebrated Christmas in Pippi's ramshackle Villa Villekulla. Read full book review >