Search Results: "Marit Törnqvist"


BOOK REVIEW

IN THE LAND OF TWILIGHT by Astrid Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Though the format is attractive, its rambling airiness will disappoint Lindgren fans and have a limited audience. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The third book from this Swedish team relates a fanciful dream tale that sharply contrasts with their realistic previous two (A Calf for Christmas and Goran's Great Escape, 2010, 2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORAN'S GREAT ESCAPE by Astrid Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"From a beloved author, a tiny gem for reading aloud or reading alone. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Years ago in Sweden, on an Easter morning, Goran the bull escaped from his barn and might still be at large if 7-year-old Karl hadn't come by and offered to scratch his head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CALF FOR CHRISTMAS by Astrid Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 20, 1991

"Tornqvist's watercolors are beautifully observed, a fine complement to this unusual glimpse of rural Sweden at the turn of the century. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-10)"
Johan's family is distraught: the cow on which they depended has died. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED BIRD by Astrid Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"In the end, knowing that their act cannot be undone, Matthew and Anna close the door on that ugly world forever—a choice that will seem reasonable to younger readers, and will also resonate with fans of Oscar Wilde's sentimental, symbolic fairy tales. (Fiction. 8-10)"
In this first English language edition of Lindgren's 1959 tale, two orphaned children escape their sad world of forced labor and grinding poverty by following a red bird to a hidden doorway, beyond which lies Sunnymead, a warm, bright land where children play and a Mother provides lavish amounts of food and love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY ADAM GOT MAD by Astrid Lindgren
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"In every way, a delightful vignette. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Why the prize bull should be in a rage and break out on Easter morning is a mystery; people from miles around gather to see what will happen next. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SELECT by Marit Weisenberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Readers who stay with Julia have a mighty twist at the end to look forward to. (Paranormal thriller. 14-18) "
Julia Jaynes has always known she's special, just as she's always known she has to hide her special talents and abilities; she's a member of a select community of just a handful of families: human in many respects while so much more in others, they live among ordinary people but hold themselves apart. Read full book review >