Search Results: "Barbro Lindgren"


BOOK REVIEW

BENNY AND THE BINKY by Barbro Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2002

"This is an obvious choice for toddlers with a new member of the family to contend with. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Benny, a round little pig, learns that wanting and getting are two very different experiences in this charmingly illustrated chuckler. Read full book review >

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ROSA MOVES TO TOWN by Barbro Lindgren
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Scary. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rosa is a spunky dog, a veritable Hoover of the canine realm, ingesting every interesting morsel she encounters whether it is food or not. Read full book review >

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SODA POP by Barbro Lindgren
by Barbro Lindgren, illustrated by Lisen Adbåge, translated by Sarah Death
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Insert tongue firmly in cheek before starting. (Nonsense fiction. 9-11)"
This 1970 Swedish classic, in its first English edition, introduces four generations of bachelor farmers—plus a burglar, a giraffe, and a barn full of tigers. Read full book review >

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OINK, OINK BENNY by Barbro Lindgren
ANIMALS
Released: April 10, 2008

"Brisk and engaging. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Benny and his little brother are back in another droll low-key adventure. Read full book review >

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ROSA GOES TO DAYCARE by Barbro Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"Best for established fans. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Swedish duo that produced the popular Sam books team up for their third book featuring the mischievous and appealing bullterrier Rosa (Rosa Moves to Town, 1997, etc.). 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >