Search Results: "Magnus Magnusson"


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SCOTLAND by Magnus Magnusson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Lively, opinionated, and dense with detail, Magnusson's tome belongs on the shelves of anyone interested in matters Scottish."
Almost as weighty as the Stone of Destiny, this vast, superb history relates Scotland's past over a dozen millennia. Read full book review >

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THE FISH CAN SING by Halldór Laxness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Altogether, one of this great writer's most unusual and attractive books."
A welcome reissue of the 1955 Nobel laureate's 1957 novel about an abandoned boy's embattled growth to manhood in an Icelandic village, complicated by his kinship with generations of fisherfolk and his fixation on an internationally famous opera singer. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE GLACIER by Halldór Laxness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Readers familiar with Laxness's earlier works shouldn't overlook this fascinating appendage to them. Those unfamiliar might do better to begin with Independent People or World Light."
Christian doctrine gets a riotous, increasingly cryptic comeuppance in the Icelandic Nobel laureate's whimsical 1968 novel, previously unavailable in the US. Read full book review >

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MAGNUS POWERMOUSE by Dick King-Smith
Released: April 1, 1984

"A disquieting hint, in a way—so vigorously and unexpectedly do the animal world and the human world mingle in this first."
To country mouse Madeleine and Oxford-bred Marcus Aurelius there is born a giant, ravenous baby, whom they wisely/learnedly name Magnus. Read full book review >

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MAGNUS AT THE FIRE by Jennifer Armstrong
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Children, horse lovers or no, will long remember him. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Shrugging off attempts to replace him with a motorized truck, an old fire horse breaks through fences whenever he hears the bell, and not only beats the newfangled engine to fires repeatedly, to the annoyance of the Captain, but comes through in the clutch when the machine breaks down. Read full book review >

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MAGNUS MAXIMUS, A MARVELOUS MEASURER by Kathleen T. Pelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

"Pelley's text is brightly humorous and musical—'Now that he was the town's official measurer, Magnus Maximus had to measure all kinds of NESSes, from the wobbliness of a jellyfish to the itchiness of an itch'—and that goes for Schindler's illustrations as well, with their busily elegant line work, their lustrous washes of color and, best of all, their high and brilliant tomfoolery. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Magnus Maximus has a walrus mustache, a benign countenance and a preoccupation: measuring and counting. Read full book review >

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MAGNUS FIN AND THE SELKIE SECRET by Janis Mackay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Readership may be limited to fans of the earlier Magnus Fin books and those enamored of under-the-sea adventures. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Magnus Fin, half-human, half-selkie, is thrilled when a sea storm washes up a box sure to contain riches. Read full book review >

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ALL QUIET ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Magnus Mills
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Still, this is an original and haunting creation: a vision of Judgment whose very opacity gives it impressive symmetry, comedy, and power."
A journey through Purgatory takes amusing, appropriately elusive form in this mordant second novel by the English author of The Restraint of Beasts (1998). Read full book review >

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CITY OF LOST DREAMS by Magnus Flyte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"Sensual, witty and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, set forth in sparkling prose and inhabited by characters well-worth getting to know. Wunderbar!"
Sequel to City of Dark Magic (2012), set in a world where alchemy, magic and science all work; another lively, amusing romantic mystery from the pseudonymous Flyte (Meg Howrey and Christina Lynch). Read full book review >

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What YOU Can Do About Bullying by Max and Zoey by Ari Magnusson
Released: May 17, 2016

"Appealing, concrete, and easy-to-follow suggestions for kids—and adults—in dealing with challenging relationships."
An empowering comic book focuses on how to prevent and deal with bullying. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"All the fun of a children's book, coupled with the razor-sharp wit and potent insight that seasoned readers crave."
Magnusson's debut YA fantasy follows a young boy's flight from the wrath of bullies, taking him to another world from which there may be no escape. Read full book review >