Search Results: "Kerstin Meyer"


BOOK REVIEW

EMMA AND THE BLUE GENIE by Cornelia Funke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Training wheels for Funke's future fans. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
Emma and her dog, Tristan, steal down to the moonlit sea for some quiet time and find a mysterious bottle bobbing on the waves; inside, of course, is a genie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PIRATE PIG by Cornelia Funke
by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kerstin Meyer, translated by Oliver Latsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"A nifty high-seas caper for chapter-book readers with a love of adventure and a yearning for treasure. (Adventure. 7-9)"
It's not truffles but doubloons that tickle this porcine wayfarer's fancy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS KNIGHT by Cornelia Funke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Droll fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After training his three sons in the manly arts of jousting, sword-fighting, and giving orders, the King decides to treat his young (motherless) daughter the same way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE GIRL by Cornelia Funke
by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kerstin Meyer, translated by Chantal Wright
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Meyer's bright, droll mixed-media pen-and-ink paintings of bushy bearded, scruffy, pot-bellied males countered by a voluminous slightly grotesque matriarch with her buxom throng add to the amusing comeuppance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this well-translated humorous turnabout from the author of The Princess Knight (2004), similar themes of female strength and empowerment come through protagonist, Molly, a little girl in her own sailboat who's kidnapped by pirates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS PIGSTY by Cornelia Funke
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"A plucky princess in yucky muck is good and dirty fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This author/illustrator team once again embarks upon a tale of an obstreperous princess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILDEST BROTHER by Cornelia Funke
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2006

"Kudos for celebrating the exciting fantasy play of boys. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Funke and Meyer deliver a third collaboration featuring a feisty, imaginative kid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ELK DROPPED IN by Andreas Steinhöfel
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A holiday offering most suited for an adult audience. (Fiction. 7-10, adult)"
When Mr. Moose, Santa's sled tester, crashes through the roof of the Webster home shortly before Christmas, it guarantees an unusual holiday season. Mr. Moose has a broken ankle and is going to stay with Billy, his sister Kiki and their mother until it has mended. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONSTERS AREN'T REAL by Kerstin Schoene
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A lightweight fear-dispeller, without the gun violence that now makes Mercer Mayer's There's a Nightmare in My Closet (1968) so discomfiting. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Beaten down by a ubiquitous chorus of denials (see title), a monster suffers an existential crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM ON by Kerstin Gier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"A somewhat disappointing, lackluster sequel. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
In Book 2 of the Silver Trilogy, contemporary teen Liv Silver continues visiting dreams, juggling her first romance, and adjusting to her new life in London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WITCHES' RINGS by Kerstin Ekman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1997

"It's wonderful stuff."
An early (1974) novel, the first of a tetralogy, by the well- known Swedish author of Blackwater (1996) and other fiction not yet translated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE SNOW by Kerstin Ekman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 1998

"Irresistible: Save this one for a wintry night by the fireside."
Another engrossing literary thriller from the eminent Swedish novelist whose books in English translation (Witches' Rings, p. 1549, etc.) seem to be the most warmly welcomed Scandinavian fiction since Peter Heg's Smilla's Sense of Snow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MOUNTAIN OF FRIENDS by Kerstin Schoene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 2014

"This darling story that celebrates love, friendship and perseverance is a thoroughgoing delight. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A charming picture book about the lengths friends will go to for one another. Read full book review >