Tagged: Rosalie Grosch

Shipwrecked Lives

Book review Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. For the passengers on The Empress of Ireland, one of the prestigious passenger liners belonging to the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), the ominous blasts of the ship’s...

Dale Severson

Lifelong jumping

Dale Severson started ski jumping at the age of 4, and still skis today at 82 Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. Participating in the Olympics is every athlete’s dream. No doubt Dale Severson, of...

Ali's Bees

Learning from Bees

Book review: Ali’s Bees Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. After Ali loses his parents in war he goes to live in America with his grandfather, Mohammad Salam. As an awkward middle-school student who has...

Cover of Mari's Hope.

Book review: “Mari’s Hope”

Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. Mari’s Hope, the concluding novel in Sandy Brehl’s Odin’s Promise trilogy, takes us again to the small village of Ytre Arna, the home of Mari, a teenager mature beyond...

United in song

Choir’s Norway tour builds relationships Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. Why would a choir from Shoreview, Minnesota, travel by bus from Trondheim, Norway, to a village called Sparbu, two hours north? My daughter, Heidi,...

Book review: Everyday heroes of WWII, hidden no more

Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. In this non-fiction collection, stories written in the first person, many told from a child’s perspective, remind the reader of the hardships families in Norway experienced when the Germans...

Bjorn’s Gift delivers

Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. Sandy Brehl, author of Bjorn’s Gift, has continued in the world of her 2014 Midwest Book Award for Children’s Fiction-winning Odin’s Promise. We return to Mari’s story, further exploring...

Book Review: A haunting novel

Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. Powerfully written, hauntingly beautiful, and touching, The Year That Trembled is a vivid word picture of the troubling times young people faced living in the Vietnam War years. Events...