Search Results: "Elisabeth Kallick Dyssegaard"


BOOK REVIEW

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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A CRASH COURSE FOR MOLLY by Eva Eriksson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2005

"A quirky, winsome crash course for aspiring cyclists. (Picture book. 5-7)"
As the title suggests, Molly (Molly Goes Shopping, 2003) is learning to ride a bicycle the hard way. Read full book review >

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MINI MIA AND HER DARLING UNCLE by Pija Lindenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Adults may read more into Tommy and Fergus's relationship, but kids will just see themselves in Ella. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Swedish tot Ella is staying with her Grandma and three boring uncles (they probably work in offices), while her parents visit Miami, but she's looking forward to spending her days with her funky Uncle Tommy who lives alone and travels a lot. Read full book review >

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MOLLY GOES SHOPPING by Eva Eriksson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2003

"Molly's no angel, but Grandma loves her and sympathetic readers will, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Molly, the moon-headed pig, is feeling a little smug when Grandma suggests she run to the store for a bag of beans. Read full book review >

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WHEN OWEN’S MOM BREATHED FIRE by Pija Lindenbaum
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Some moms will understand perfectly. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Owen has a thing for dragons, arranging a tableau of them around his morning oatmeal. Read full book review >

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THE RABBIT WHO COULDN’T FIND HIS DADDY by Lilian Edvall
ANIMALS
Released: April 21, 2006

"A warm and funny story revealing friendship between a father and his young son. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This charming nighttime tale finds Rabbit and Daddy bonding one sleepless night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ELISABETH by Claire A. Nivola
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 1997

"Told in lyrical prose and illustrated in a muted palette with accents of bright color, this conveys the warmth and love of home and family, surviving across generations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple true reminiscence about the disruption of war and the almost unfathomable reunion that mends a woman's heart many years after it's broken. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALEK by Bodil Bredsdorff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"A strong conclusion best suited for those willing to read it as part of a whole. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The Children of Crow Cove quartet comes to a natural conclusion in this stately, careful finale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PANCAKE DREAMS by Ingmarie Ahvander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2002

"The winner of the publisher's first manuscript competition, the work was originally published in Sweden last year. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little boy longs for the flavors of home—and finds his wish fulfilled—in Ahvander's debut effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF by Alan Jefferson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"Jefferson's narrative summary of Schwarzkopf's career and art is less than probing, but it will do until a more reflective biographer comes along. (photos)"
An unauthorized biography of the Teflon diva's career from its beginnings in Nazi Germany to her old age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE by Lene Kaaberbøl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"The most conventionally plotted of Nina's three adventures, and the one in which she has the least to do, is still required reading for fans of the burgeoning field of new Nordic suspense."
The third installment of the Nina Borg trilogy (Invisible Murder, 2012, etc.) shuttles back and forth between a nerve-racking present and an unspeakable past. Read full book review >