Search Results: "Elsa Beskow"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TALE OF THE LITTLE, LITTLE OLD WOMAN by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"It's possible that readers accustomed to more stimulating entertainment won't enjoy slowing down, but simpler souls will most likely breathe a contented sigh. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A picture-book classic translated from the Swedish. Read full book review >

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ROSALIND AND THE LITTLE DEER by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Sweetly illogical and very old-fashioned. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl's grandfather is sad because he cannot paint, so she tells him to make a picture book with her, in this tale translated from Swedish and originally published in 1924. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF HAT COTTAGE by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The charming fable was published in Sweden in 1930, and its vintage feel is positively refreshing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three young siblings are left alone at home; could there be trouble? Of course. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS SYLVIE by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Old-fashioned in all the senses of the word, but quite charming in its art-deco shapes and vintage colors; Sylvie and her dog and her dad will probably find themselves well-known once again. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A beloved Swedish author's picture books are finding their way into English more than 85 years after their original publication. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF LONG AGO by Elsa Beskow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An old-fashioned telling with definite contemporary appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beloved Swedish tale, literally from long ago, is now published in English. Read full book review >

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ELSA SCHIAPARELLI by Meryle Secrest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Secrest ably chronicles Schiap's career and social life, mining others' memoirs and reflections to fashion a colorful portrait of her 'famously difficult' subject—but Schiap keeps the secrets of her heart."
The life of a flamboyant couturière. Read full book review >

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ELSA AND THE NIGHT by Jöns Mellgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A subdued, mildly soporific bedtime story with sophisticated emotional and metaphorical levels to explore for those so inclined. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this poignant import, a lonely badger who hasn't slept in 30 years discovers Night hiding under her sofa and pops it into a cake tin. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An animated and intelligent biography."
Movie biographer Staggs' (Born to Be Hurt: The Untold Story of Imitation of Life, 2009, etc.) lively account of how a jowly plain Jane from Iowa became the 20th century's most celebrated "party giver for the rich, the royal, [and] the famous." Read full book review >

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ELSA, STAR OF THE SHELTER! by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Sharratt's black-and-white drawings—stick figures, silly asides, etc.—give this the feel of a child's journal but also make it difficult to take Elsa's very real travails seriously. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Elsa, narrator and aspiring comedienne, is growing up below the poverty line in England. Read full book review >

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A JOURNEY WITH ELSA CLOUD by Leila Hadley
Released: May 15, 1997

"All of this, including her therapist's Jungian admonitions, are connected in some way; but even as the reader sometimes wishes Hadley's writings were less fevered, one must admire her honesty and industriousness in producing a rather monumental work. (Author tour)"
In a weighty account, kitchen sink included, a proper, upper- class mother visits her estranged daughter in India and during their perambulations through the countryside achieve a better, if not complete, appreciation for each other's viewpoint. Read full book review >

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MAID MARIAN by Elsa Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2004

"Soporific debut."
Men in tights and the women who love them. Read full book review >