Search Results: "Kristina Ohlsson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHOSEN by Kristina Ohlsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Warning to the squeamish: things turn out much worse than you could have expected. In retrospect, it's hard to see how it could have been otherwise."
A series of horrific crimes against Stockholm's Jewish community has its roots in the Holy Land, which has never seemed less holy than it does here. Read full book review >

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UNWANTED by Kristina Ohlsson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Connoisseurs of serial mayhem will solve the mystery long before Alex and his team, but Ohlsson's knack for building surprises into the most routine scenes and people suggests that there'll be plenty of material for the promised series."
Ohlsson enters the crowded field of Swedish procedurals with the tale of a man bent on exacting a terrible revenge on errant mothers through their innocent children. Read full book review >

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SILENCED by Kristina Ohlsson
Released: March 5, 2013

"A Chinese box of a procedural that manages to link together not only a varied bunch of felonies and motives, but its detectives' equally unruly personal lives as well."
A second course of revenge served cold challenges DS Alex Recht, civilian consultant Fredrika Bergman and the rest of Sweden's Criminal Investigation Division (Unwanted, 2012). Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARED by Kristina Ohlsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A gripping tale not for the squeamish, the shy or the nervous."
The third case for Sweden's Criminal Investigation Department (Silenced, 2013, etc.) presents a riveting series of crimes whose investigators are deeply embroiled in them. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT IN THE BATHTUB by Kristina Andres
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Just like a good bath. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young elephant is taking a bath in one of those lovely, old, claw-footed tubs that sits on a checkered tile floor—got to be Europe. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Plenty of comic twists and crude details (nose picking, drool, cat sticking out its tongue) overflow the pages, making a droll romp out of many a young boy's fantasies. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and his "faithful, fearless cat, Envelope," set off for a really BIG adventure. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGONFLY'S TALE by Kristina Rodanas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1992

"A fine addition to Native American folklore collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Rodanas (The Story of Wali Dad, 1988) retells an ancient Zuni tale, scrupulously noting her source as an 1884 transcription that she has ``simplified...[adding] some details of my own [in] the way of storytellers.'' The result is a blend of cautionary tale and why story: Celebrating an abundant harvest, the Ashiwi stage a mock battle—literally, a food fight- -that angers the Corn Maidens; they refuse their blessings, and famine follows. Read full book review >

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A MOON IN YOUR LUNCH BOX by Michael Spooner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Poetry. 6-12)"
Spooner's first book for young people is an appealing seasonal cycle, thematically linked by the moon—symbol of change and mystery and a rich source of other imagery. Read full book review >

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GREGORIUS by Bengt Ohlsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Will likely be lost on most American readers."
In his first English-language publication, award-winning Swedish author Ohlsson responds to Hjalmar Söderberg's 1905 classic, Doctor Glas, by taking on the voice of its villain. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Letters, journals, and other primary and secondary source materials have been spun into a compelling narrative that will capture readers' imaginations, while Ohlsson's black-and-white sketches bring the personalities to the page. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a work of historical fictional, Abigail Carter narrates how she and her younger sister, Sophia, were the first students in the first school for blind children in America. Read full book review >

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THE BLIND HUNTER by Kristina Rodanas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Library shelves are well-stocked with tales from West Africa; this one, equally suitable for contemplation or discussion, arises from a different, more southerly, tradition. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-9)"
Rodanas bases this story of a blind hunter who "sees" better than his sighted companion on a tale from Zimbabwe. Read full book review >

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DANCE OF THE SACRED CIRCLE by Kristina Rodanas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"It's not easy to hit the right note of both substance and etherealness when myth-making, but Rodanas comes comfortably close. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
The buffalo herd diminishes, and a prairie tribe goes hungry. Read full book review >