Search Results: "Kerstin Schwandt"


BOOK REVIEW

MARCO POLO by Marco  Tabilio
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Complex even for history buffs, this one requires and merits a second read. (afterword, glossary) (Graphic historical fiction. 14-adult)"
Italian cartoonist Tabilio and translator Schwandt breathe some new life into Marco Polo and his travels in this debut graphic novel. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE SPRING by Kerstin Ekman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2002

This second volume (originally published in 1976) of Ekman's famous tetralogy (1974-83) about the coming of industrialism to late 19th-century Sweden focuses on the lives of three variously embattled women. Read full book review >

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SIREN SONG by Stephen Schwandt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Lots of advice on how to buy a used cabin cruiser and enough allusions to Travis McGee to send readers back to John D. MacDonald's books, which are a far better entertainment than YA author Schwandt has concocted here."
A newly divorced schoolteacher heads for Wisconsin's Door County peninsula, buys a boat, and finds himself in a plot out of Travis McGee. Read full book review >

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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 >

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BLACKWATER by Kerstin Ekman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Not for the impatient or fainthearted: a dour study of murder as the logical outgrowth of simmering, all-consuming rage."
Swedish writer Ekman, author of 17 novels, debuts in English with this prizewinning thriller: a literary crime story for readers who thought Peter Heg's Smilla's Sense of Snow was too upbeat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUNNYBONE by Jr. Coles
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

Walt Broughton suddenly drops out of college and loses contact with friends and family (except for a few enigmatic postcards). Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >