Search Results: "Lena Arro"


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GOOD NIGHT, ANIMALS by Lena Arro
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2002

"2001, etc.) skill in color and design heightens the effectiveness of the cumulative structure of the text with a grace to charm a young reader who may read one more book before going to sleep. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bubble confidently walks right to the tent, securely holding his sleeping bag and pillow for his overnight tent adventure with his sister, uncertain Pearl, who awkwardly holds her gear as if it might fall on her feet. Read full book review >

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BY GEEZERS AND GALOSHES! by Lena Arro
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2001

"A fine blend of fantasy and tongue-in-cheek enterprise, with engaging characters, a mellow mood for all the adventure (this book could serve as a lullaby), and steady pacing, all knit together with Kruusval's excellent detailed illustrations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Handsome, evocative pen-and-wash artwork transports this merry adventure tale to impressive heights. Read full book review >

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WITCHLANDERS by Lena Coakley
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"The rich language will enthrall female and male readers alike—if the latter can look past the extremely feminine cover. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Exquisite storytelling plus atmospheric worldbuilding equals one stunning teen debut. Read full book review >

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NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL by Lena Dunham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Dunham shows flashes of the humor and sharp eye that make Girls so compelling, but the pleasure of watching the TV show doesn't translate to the page."
Girls creator Dunham reveals all—about losing her virginity, finding a therapist, shooting a series of Web videos about 20-somethings living aimless lives and more. Read full book review >

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STINA'S VISIT by Lena Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"Warm but uneventful; still, Anderson's portrayal of affection and her eye for detail and the many nuances of her scenes rival Shirley Hughes's in their skill, charm, and humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The little girl introduced in Stina (1989) again visits her grandfather at his Swedish seaside cottage; this time the story is centered on jollying elderly friend ``Stretchit'' out of his birthday doldrums and listening to his seafaring tall tales. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Words that caption objects are well placed and include a good selection to both confirm and expand vocabulary. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A satisfactory compendium, with double spreads on topics moving outward from the child's body, family, feelings, and home to the classroom and subjects like shapes, colors, and numbers as well as the neighborhood, holidays, and animals. Read full book review >

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THE ANTIC ALPHABET by Lena Lencek
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 1994

"A witty and engaging children's book debut. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A native of Trieste, Italy, creates expressive figures from the 26 letters, adding human personas and appendages and assigning each an action directed at the next (``E enchants F. F follows G.''). Read full book review >

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HEDGEHOG’S SECRET by Lena Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 2001

"It's a great place to be,' ' says Hedgehog—and that's the spirit that pervades this tender episode. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The motherly hedgehog who welcomed visiting friends in Tea For Ten (2000) is suddenly meeting them at the door with " ‘I really don't have time just now, / I hope you'll understand somehow. / We'll eat and play another day, / but now I have to go, okay?' " Soon Pig, little Teddy, Elephant, and Lottie, a human child, are lined up on the bench beneath Hedgehog's window, wondering what's up. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1996

"A welcome gift to Western readers."
The first (partial) translation into English of an indigenous chivalric romance set in the Nile Valley and originally composed sometime during the 13th through 16th centuries. Read full book review >

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A HIPPO’S TALE by Lena Landström
ANIMALS
Released: April 6, 2007

"Landström's illustrations are as always gently evocative with piquant touches of humor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mrs. Hippopotamus is the Greta Garbo of hippos. Read full book review >

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BUNNY PARTY; BUNNY STORY by Lena Anderson
Released: March 26, 1989

Two absolutely enchanting wordless books about a small, towheaded child and a slightly larger rabbit, ln Bunny Party, the child is dozing over her pacifier when Bunny arrives for a festive meal; she watches with increasing delight as he brings—one by one—tablecloth, utensils, a pot of food, flowers, even the light to hang overhead, and a violin. Read full book review >

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FIFTEEN FEET OF TIME by Lena Hesse
Released: March 30, 2013

"A charming carpe diem tale for readers of all ages."
In this whimsical debut picture book translated from the German, Hesse and Winterberg implore young and adult readers alike to embrace what they love to do. Read full book review >