Search Results: "Else Cederborg"


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Released: June 29, 2011

"An odd assemblage of short writings."
Cederborg's debut reads like a dream journal of mystical tales, poetry and nonfiction essays that reflect her Danish culture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"An illuminating look at racial strife and TV history."
Memoir, history, and biography meld in this account of the creation of a famed civil rights documentary. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A heaping plateful of adventure, spiced to perfection with dangers, deft humor and silly bits. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A seemingly ordinary lad boards a seagoing eatery and is swept up in a series of flights and pursuits that lead him to a higher destiny than he expects (or even wants, particularly). Read full book review >

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Released: May 22, 2006

"A poignant, dignified tribute to Ury who, as a Jew during World War II, was murdered by her countrymen for whom she had written with so much loyalty and love."
A uniquely sentimental look at World War I through the eyes of a preteen German girl. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 19, 2016

"A heartwarming, old-fashioned YA classic, set in the early 20th century, that also serves as a snapshot of a Germany in turmoil."
A young girl must deal with hardships in Germany after World War I. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS ROSE by Sepp Bauer
ADVENTURE
Released: June 15, 2008

"An introductory note sets the story within German Christmas traditions, and a concluding note details the publishing history. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This old-fashioned Christmas story was first published in Germany in 1920, with a plot that uses regional holiday traditions such as St. Read full book review >

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AM I BEAUTIFUL? by Else Holmelund Minarik
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"An engaging variant on a familiar theme; just right for sharing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
While Mother Hippo wallows, Young Hippo takes a walk. Read full book review >

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THIS LIFE by Karel Schoeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"For all that Schoeman's novel summons up grand themes, its handling of them is subtle and sometimes mysterious, arriving at its most powerful moments unpredictably and honestly."
In this decades-spanning novel, an Afrikaner woman looks back at her life and the slow evolution of her family. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"An effective translation of a series that gives eye-opening glimpses into the lives of the comfortable middle-class in Germany between the world wars."
A young woman ventures into the adult world in this vintage German novel. Read full book review >

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THE VOLUME OF POSSIBLE ENDINGS by Barbara Else
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"An entertaining romp, more comical than scary and with a poignant but hopeful close. (endpaper map) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
One child raised in secret and another assembled from mechanical and magical parts find themselves enmeshed in a deadly scheme to usurp the throne of Fontania in this high-spirited second sequel to The Traveling Restaurant (2012).Read full book review >

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Nesthäkchen in the Childrens Sanitorium by Else Ury
Released: Aug. 3, 2014

"An ultimately heartwarming, if somewhat stilted, new interpretation of a 95-year-old German kids' book.
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A translation of a beloved German children's classic. Read full book review >

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Released: March 19, 2016

"The warm and inviting earliest adventures of a favorite children's book character from another era."
A new translation of the first novel in a children's series from a century ago introduces a sunny German heroine. Read full book review >