Search Results: "Oliver Latsch"


BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS by Cornelia Funke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2012

"Provocative, harrowing, engrossing. (map) (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
With time running out, aptly named treasure hunter Jacob Reckless returns to Mirrorworld, desperately seeking a way to prevent his own death in this riveting sequel to Reckless (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PIRATE PIG by Cornelia Funke
by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kerstin Meyer, translated by Oliver Latsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2015

"A nifty high-seas caper for chapter-book readers with a love of adventure and a yearning for treasure. (Adventure. 7-9)"
It's not truffles but doubloons that tickle this porcine wayfarer's fancy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUFFLECLAW by Cornelia Funke
by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Cornelia Funke, translated by Oliver Latsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A sweet, light fantasy for readers just cutting their literary teeth. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
Ruffleclaw, an "earth monster," is obsessed with human things—which will cause some problems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA AND THE BLUE GENIE by Cornelia Funke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Training wheels for Funke's future fans. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
Emma and her dog, Tristan, steal down to the moonlit sea for some quiet time and find a mysterious bottle bobbing on the waves; inside, of course, is a genie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST KNIGHT by Cornelia Funke
by Cornelia Funke, translated by Oliver Latsch, illustrated by Andrea Offermann
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Sword-swinging ghosts will haunt readers of this droll, harrowing and historically grounded ghost story. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"Banished" to boarding school in contemporary Salisbury, England, 11-year-old Jon finds himself targeted by phantom riders determined to punish him for something that happened centuries before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILLY AND FIN by Cornelia Funke
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"An entertaining story with sly humor and an old-fashioned vibe. (Fantasy. 7-9)"
Wealthy, odious collectors of marine life pursue the last creature needed to complete their collection—a "genuine rainbow-scaled, green-skinned, fluorescent mermaid." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RECKLESS by Cornelia Funke
Kirkus Star
by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Cornelia Funke, translated by Oliver G. Latsch
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Masterful storytelling. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Funke deftly escorts readers on another fantasy adventure, this time to dark, enchanting Mirrorworld, a fairy-tale land inhabited by humans, faerie creatures and the Goyls, a warring stone race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIDE POOL SECRETS by Narelle Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A solid choice for those who live near or are interested in tide pools. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A lift-the-flap book explores tide pools. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW SWEATER by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2012

"A joyful take on a serious lesson. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The clothes make the Huey in Jeffers' picture-book ode to nonconformity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUCK by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"Floyd's stubbornness and the smorgasbord-filled tree remain funny through repeated readings, offering kids the special glee of knowing more than the protagonist. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Everything but the kitchen sink gets tossed up a tree to help Floyd retrieve his kite—oops, there goes the kitchen sink too! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEART AND THE BOTTLE by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Heartbreaking, witty and filled with hope, this will perhaps rings most true with children whose parents have recently suffered a loss. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Once there was a girl, much like any other," curious and full of wonder; able to explore and discover because the man was there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN SANTA FELL TO EARTH by Cornelia Funke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The humor, plus some unusual character types, sets this apart from the general run of holiday tales. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Two children discover that Santa's not just one person when a brightly decorated wagon crashes down in their neighborhood shortly before Christmas. Read full book review >