Search Results: "Nadia Christensen"


BOOK REVIEW

TALES OF PROTECTION by Erik Fosnes Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Favorably, rightly compared with Isak Dinesen's classic 'gothic tales,' and a great critical success in Europe: a rich, replete demonstration of the art of storytelling and the universality of human loving and striving."
Whether similar occurrences are linked or are instead "apparently meaningful coalescences that have no causal connection" is the question at the heart of this lavishly imagined, unfailingly seductive second novel from the virtuoso Norwegian author (Psalm at Journey's End, 1996). Read full book review >

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ACROSS THE CHINA SEA by Gaute Heivoll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Humane and lovely; reminiscent of Paul Harding's Tinkers in its sympathetic understanding of mental disability and the power of memory."
Entering his sixth decade, a faithful son recounts a decidedly unusual childhood. Read full book review >

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THE QUIET GIRL by Peter Høeg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2007

"Overwritten and murky, but there's life in it—will appeal most to fans of Smilla's Sense of Snow."
A former circus clown's efforts to save endangered children is the unusual premise of the bestselling Danish author's labyrinthine fifth novel (Tales of the Night, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A sympathetic, brave work from a deeply engaged war correspondent."
Norwegian journalist Seierstad (The Bookseller of Kabul, 2003, etc.) movingly reports on the bleak fallout from the wars in Chechnya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD LITTLE WOLF by Nadia Shireen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Visually interesting, but flawed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Rolf, a good little wolf, encounters the archetypal big baddie, justice is nearly—but not quite—served. Read full book review >

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HEY, PRESTO! by Nadia Shireen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Distinct from run-of-the-mill argument arcs requiring apology before reconciliation, this alternate model provokes thought. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A magic act goes temporarily awry when a bossypants walks all over his best mate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 24, 2007

"This intimate, often brutal portrait of an enduring illness will be eye-opening for the uninitiated, and painfully familiar to those in its clutches. (afterword, eating disorder resources) (Nonfiction. YA)"
Shivack hoarded candy in her sock drawer when she was six years old. Read full book review >

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YETI AND THE BIRD by Nadia Shireen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Striking visuals that combine compelling use of shape, page design and color successfully carry this version of an oft-told story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book about an unexpected friendship. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 14, 2003

"Nary a dull moment in this rousing profile. (chronology, bibliography, videography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Christensen unabashedly positions Nellie Bly in the pantheon of feminist heroes. Read full book review >

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REBUS RIOT by Bonnie Christensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Exuberant watercolor on scratchboard illustrations are a free-spirited fandango of pantomime and play. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Rolling-on-the-floor laughter is sure to accompany this collection of wickedly funny rebus poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2003

"Share it with women of all ages. (Short stories. 12 )"
Stories from Pat Cummings, Minfong Ho, Jean Craighead George, Alma Flor Ada, and other award-winning children's and young-adult writers tackle a topic that transcends race, ethnicity, and culture: grandmothers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Meritorious but ultimately disappointing. (author's notes, bibliography, discography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The brilliant jazz guitarist's life from birth in a Roma camp to stardom on a floodlit Paris stage,is sketched in free verse and vibrant oils. Read full book review >