Search Results: "Jonas Karlsson"


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THE INVOICE by Jonas Karlsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A fable for the ages. Should be read alongside The Trial and Nineteen Eighty-Four as an antidote."
A Stockholm video store clerk receives a mysterious bill for 5,700,000 kronor in a charming story that explores the relationship between money and happiness. Read full book review >

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THE ROOM by Jonas Karlsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Karlsson's deft jab at dead-end workplaces keeps you agreeably off-balance and eager for more of his work."
Could a banal office act as an incubator of madness? That's the question posed in this provocative fictional debut by a prominent Swedish actor. Read full book review >

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THE 13TH CLUE by Ann Jonas
by Ann Jonas, illustrated by Ann Jonas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"Another handsome and appealing book from this unusually innovative artist. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``What a terrible day,'' reads the diary, but ``at least they sang to me at school.'' What follows is a treasure-hunt ending, of course, in a birthday party; in this case, it's the clues along the way that intrigue: instructions spelled out in the grass, with clothes on a line, with a coiled jump rope or carefully laid sticks; to be read upside down or inside out, or by unscrambling an anagram or decoding a rebus—all imaginatively displayed in Jonas's clean, beautifully composed illustrations. Read full book review >

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WATCH WILLIAM WALK by Ann Jonas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Text and illustrations are perfectly synchronized. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jonas (The 13th Clue, 1992, etc.) pens an alliterative, winning work about the letter W. The simple story features two children, William and Wilma, a big black dog, Wally, and a white duck, Wanda. Read full book review >

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THE ROCHE LIMIT by Jonas Vesterberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2013

"A well-written yet off-base thriller that would benefit from more plot and less stereotyping."
In Vesterberg's debut novel, an Army major in an undercover terrorist-targeting program has a change of heart about America's role in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A great cure for the blues, especially for anyone who might feel bad about growing older."
A Swedish debut novel that will keep readers chuckling. Read full book review >

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YOSEMITE PEOPLE by Jonas Kulikauskas
NON-FICTION

"These well-curated images intriguingly reroute our way of seeing Yosemite's beauty by foregrounding the people that call it home for years or for a day."
In his debut, Kulikauskas offers a rich, complex collection of black-and-white photographs taken in Yosemite National Park. Read full book review >

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THE HARE & THE HEDGEHOG by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"It may be macabre, but it's closer in spirit to the original than most newly refashioned folk tales. (Picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
In a little-known variant on "The Tortoise and the Hare," the latter loses more than a race. Read full book review >

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OUR LIBERTY BELL by Henry Jonas Magaziner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2007

"A good follow-up to Megan McDonald's Saving the Liberty Bell (2005), clearly explaining how the marred instrument became at least as important an American icon as the flag. (index, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In a narrative that seems tailored for reading aloud to young audiences, Magaziner, former Architectural Historian for the National Parks Service, traces the history of the hard-luck Liberty Bell, from its very badly made first incarnation (1751), through many recastings and repairs to its role as a powerful symbol in the Abolitionist, Women's Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements. Read full book review >

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BIRD TALK by Ann Jonas
Released: April 1, 1999

"It's hard not to warble along, inspired by the riotous conversations in this comely book that is sure to have readers 'cheerily-cheer-up' with 'glug glug glee.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
PLB 0-688-14173-0 Jonas (Watch William Walk, 1997, etc.) Read full book review >

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Released: April 3, 1989

One approaches a book on philanthropy guardedly. Read full book review >