Search Results: "Stian Hole"


BOOK REVIEW

GARMANN'S SECRET by Stian Hole
Kirkus Star
by Stian Hole, illustrated by Stian Hole, translated by Don Bartlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Fans of Hole's mixed-media collages, rendered in a retro-infused, surreal style, will find this book his most beautiful yet. (Picture book. 6-9)"
After tackling the neighborhood bully (Garmann's Street, 2010) and the impending death of his elderly aunts (Garmann's Summer, 2008), Garmann returns in his third discovery of life's universal truths, this time exploring secrets—and first love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARMANN’S STREET by Stian Hole
Kirkus Star
by Stian Hole, illustrated by Stian Hole, translated by Don Bartlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"American readers who look beyond the seemingly quirky illustrations will find a visually stunning tale of friendship. (Picture book. 6-10)"
In another unusual and sensitive intergenerational story, a follow-up to the Batchelder Honor book Garmann's Summer (2008), the anxious, introspective Norwegian boy now frets about Roy, a bully from the fourth grade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT GUARD by Synne Lea
by Synne Lea, illustrated by Stian Hole, translated by John Irons
Released: April 1, 2016

"A quiet, contemplative book that will appeal to introspective children and adults. (Picture book. 7 & up)"
In a series of poems that together make a whole, a child reflects on life's imponderables through the shifting seasons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARMANN’S SUMMER by Stian Hole
by Stian Hole, illustrated by Stian Hole, translated by Don Bartlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"A mélange of vintage photographs, antique floral prints, patterned backgrounds and realia gives Garmann's discoveries a dreamlike quality, but the surreal effect, as well as the lengthy text, will appeal more to adults than young children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This translated picture book from Norway, the 2007 BolognaRagazzi Award winner, examines a young boy's anxieties. Read full book review >

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ANNA’S HEAVEN by Stian Hole
Kirkus Star
by Stian Hole, illustrated by Stian Hole, translated by Don Bartlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"Deeply affecting. (Picture book. 8-11, adult)"
Hole once again tackles the hard issues in children's literature, this time grief, with his now-signature blend of beautiful, thoughtful and quirky images (Garmann's Secret, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >