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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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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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 WHITE MIRROR by Elsa Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"The second appearance for Hart's hero (Jade Dragon Mountain, 2015) rests firmly on romantic notions of the solitary scholar and intellectual curiosity. Elegantly written, though not to all tastes."
The discovery of a murdered monk prompts a scholar to defer an odyssey of self-discovery to search for justice, unearthing even deeper truths. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Stories both unique and universal, notable for illuminating the gremlins of thought and feeling that drive most lives."
Three women at moments of crisis in their lives, captured in empathetic and revealing portraits. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING SCRIPT by Elsa Klensch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A solid mystery with a pace like a volcanic eruption."
Hawaii serves as the glamorous backdrop for a murder mystery in Klensch's second stab at fiction (Live at 10:00, Dead at 10:15, 2004). Read full book review >

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TAKE TWO by Elsa Klensch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"All the zip of CNN fashion reporter Klensch's first two novels (Shooting Script, 2005, etc.) has left the room. Perhaps the cast is too old and tired to stir up her famously stylish imagination."
A snoopy New York television producer stumbles upon yet another murder. Read full book review >

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THE OLIVE TREE by Elsa Marston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Uneven art aside, a valid story that shows how perceived prejudice can be just as destructive as actual hatred. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sameer, a young boy in Lebanon, awaits the return of his neighbors who fled during the war. Read full book review >