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The Casket of Time is a fantastical tale of time travel and environmental calamity.

Teenage Sigrun is sick of all the apocalyptic news about the “situation” and, worse, her parents’ obsession with it. Sigrun’s family—along with everyone else—decides to hibernate in their TimeBoxes®, hoping for someone else to fix the world’s problems . But when Sigrun’s TimeBox® opens too e
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Hardcover, 259 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Restless Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Hulyacln
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uyuyan güzel’i bilir misiniz? Prensinin vereceği öpücük ile uzun uykusundan uyanacak olan? Peki ya siz de herhangi bir prense ihtiyaç duymadan derin bir uykuya dalsanız? Zaman geçse bile siz aynı kalsanız? Bunun için yapmanız gereken tek şey bir ZamanKutusu edinmek.Zaman üstünüzden akıp geçecek.
Ekonomik krizler mi? Onları görmeyeceksiniz.
Çocuklarınız hep çocuk kalacak.
Yağmurlu havalar? Onları da dert etmenize gerek yok.ZamanKutunuza girin ve rahatlığın keyifini çıkarın!
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Ancak şunu unuttular.
Zama
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Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
At first I was going to give The Casket of Time 3 stars. I was even stuck in it and left it sitting for a few months (at least 3...) But eventually, as I came back, I realized that it's just blurbed wrong. The blurb doing the book a huge disservice, because the reader isn't getting what they expected. As soon as I realized that, I had no more problems with The Casket of Time and finished it in a couple of days. The primary problem for me with my expectations was that the blurb sort of makes yo ...more
Aydan Yalçın
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Zaman Sandığı bir zaman yolculuğu kitabı gibi görünse de aslında öyle değil. Kitabımız Zaman Kutusu adı verilen, içine girildiğinde sizi dondururup istediğiniz (ayarlanan) bir zamanda uyanmanızı sağlayan bir alet. Yakın bir gelecekte küresel ekonomi çöküşe geçtiği sırada insanlar arasında popüler bir alete dönüşüyor bu zaman kutuları. İnsanlar çocuklarını daha iyi şartlarda büyütmek için içine girip ekonomi düzeldiğinde uyanmak istiyor.

Kitap böyle başlıyor
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Abigail
Jun 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Interested in Time-Related Fairy-Tale Fiction
Two intertwining stories are told in this fascinating Icelandic children's novel, one within the other. Opening on a bright summer's day in our own contemporary world, the first story concerns a "situation" so dire that the entire human population stores itself away in time caskets, to wait for better days. When one of these caskets opens early, young Sigrun finds herself in a world slowly going to ruin, as its people remain in suspended animation. Together with a group of other awakened childre ...more
Cláudia
3,5.

Que livrinho bacana, gente!
Comprei na feira da USP do ano passado, sob um argumento muito convincente, pelo menos pra mim: "você já leu algum autor islandês na vida?". De repente, eu queria muito saber o que esse autor islandês tinha a dizer.

Não me arrependi. Um livro com uma premissa muito original e bem desenvolvida, num conto de fadas meio ficção científica que faz a gente querer saber como termina. Só acho que tem alguns probleminhas de desenvolvimento no texto, alguns padrões que não s
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Simge Ünlü
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitap bana Momo’yu,Bitmeyecek Öykü’yü çok fazla anımsattı o yüzden hikayedeki ögelerin özgün olduğunu söyleyemeyeceğim.Bir de masal kısmının çok uzatıldığını düşünüyorum kitabın büyük kısmı öyle geçiyor distopik kısma daha ağırlık verilebilirdi.Yine de güzel,akıcı bir kitaptı.Eğer masal okumaktan hoşlanıyorsanız okumanızı tavsiye edebilirim.
K.J. Mecklenfeld
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I liked it. Interesting. Time travel fairy tale :-).
It made me curious about Andris' first children's book, The Story of the Blue Planet (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...) , which was the first children's book to received the Icelandic Literary Prize.
Berfin Kanat
Masal içinde masal <3
Paulo Vinicius Figueiredo dos Santos
Admito ter um fraco por histórias que envolvam alguma ligação com contos de fadas. Isso porque é um gênero de formação de muitos jovens e introdução ao mundo da leitura. E, vamos confessar: quem é que não gosta de uma história em que a fantasia é empregada para o encantamento da imaginação do leitor? Ou para passar alguma mensagem? Quando a Morro Branco apresentou a publicação futura desse livro, eu logo pulei em cima dele. Eu quero. Porque eu sabia que viria algo diferente (a editora tem se tor ...more
Eden
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous. A philosophical fairy tale for everyone.
Leninha
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Isso, infelizmente, é um fato nu e cru, majestade. Você envelhecerá e morrerá e será por fim esquecido. Como tudo no mundo. Infelizmente."
Heidi
4,5 tähteä.

Tässä kirjassa tartutaan aiheeseen, joka on kismittänyt ihmisiä kautta aikojen: miten aikaa pystyttäisiin hallitsemaan niin, ettei tarvitsisi kuluttaa elämäänsä huonoissa olosuhteissa, vanheta lamavuosina, ryppyyntyä köyhinä aikoina ja tuhlata elämänsä maanantai-päiviin. Moni on varmasti joskus huokaissut: "Voi kun tämän päivän/viikon/kuukauden/vuoden voisi vain hypätä yli!" Moni tutkiskelee peilin edessä väistämättä vanhenevaa vartaloaan ja miettii, miten saisi menneet vuodet takais
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Haley Yoesting &#x1f33b;
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I agree with a previous reviewer in saying that this was marketed the wrong way. The synopsis leads you to believe that this is a Middle Grade adventure story. When really it’s a fairytale within a story most of the time. The fact that I went into this with different expectations threw me off while I was reading. Until I accepted that this was actually a unique retelling of the fairytale Snow White. The blurb has done a huge disservice to this wonderful book by portraying it as something it’s no ...more
Samu
3,5

Aika jännä, tarina vei nopeasti mukanaan ja tätä halusi kyllä lukea jokaisen vapaan hetken. Vähän jotain romantiikkaa kirjaan on yritetty tunkea, mutta se on onneksi aika pienimuotoista. Uudenlainen prinsessasatu. Kelpasi mullekin. Varmasti menisi esim yläkouluikäisille.
Eduardo Mezzavilla
Este livro pode ser descrito como um conto de fadas com um pouco de ficção científica. Apesar de parecer bem estranho, o autor fez algo maravilhoso na junção.
Como o título já entrega, o livro traz problemas com o tempo. O passar dos dias, meses, anos. Algo que aflige muitas pessoas, jovens ou idosos.
Recomendaria tanto para crianças quanto para adultos, sendo que cada um poderia tirar coisas maravilhosas da filosofia do autor, cada qual a sua maneira.
Alan
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quando comprei esse livro foi por impulso (quem nunca né?), achei a capa linda, a sinopse maravilhosa - não lembro nem se cheguei a pesquisar alguma resenha no booktube, skoob ou aqui no goodreads. Mas comprei e deixei na estante ~ junto com outros trocentos que só deus sabe quando serão lidos. ~ Então, em outro arremedo de aleatoriedade - expressão que nem sei se existe, mas gostei do impacto haha - resolvi pegar ele agora em janeiro, pra intercalar a leitura do "Precisamos falar sobre o Kevin" ...more
Halldóra Jóhanna
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, iceland
After reading and re-reading The Story of the Blue Planet by Andri Magnason several times for my sons, I couldn't wait to get my hands on The Casket of Time. It turned out to be a perfect follow up to the Blue Planet, suited for a slightly older age group. An imaginative retelling of the Snow White fairytale, the book is a charming and thought-provoking fantasy. I read it with my 10-year-old son who loved every minute of it.
Salla Erho
Tällekin antaisin puolikkaan lisää, jos se olisi mahdollista.

Voiko ajan pysäyttää? Onko mahdollista elää ikuisesti? Mitä maailmalle tapahtuu, jos kaikki menevät piiloon odottamaan parempia aikoja?
Magnasonin Aika-Arkku kertoo nuoresta Sígrunista, jolle lankeaa tehtävä sekä uteliaasta prinsessa Koprikista, jolle kuninkaan määräyksestä ei koskaan saisi tapahtua mitään pahaa. Kiinnostava yhteiskuntakriittinen romaani sopii kaikenikäisille lukijoille, mutta ei ole ihan helpoimmasta päästä.
Judy Abbott
Biraz Momo çokça Uyuyan Güzel ve Pamuk Prenses çeşitlemesi.
Anu
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nuoret
Islantilaista fantasiaa. Perinteisten lohikäärmeitten ja muitten taikaolentojen kanssa kamppailun sijaan eletään nykypäivässä, jossa ihmiset pakenevat talouskriisiä aika-arkkuihin odottamaan parempia aikoja. Kun kaikki ovat paenneet, mikään ei tietenkään muutu ja ihmisten aika pysätyy. Vain luonto jatkaa eloaan ympärillä.Yllättäen muutama arkku aukeaa vahingossa ja joukko nuoria ja lapsia herää keskelle kaaosta. Outo vanha nainen kerää heränneet lapset siipiensä suojaan ja alkaa kertoa näille mu ...more
Han_na
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ei hyvää päivää, tämä oli ihana! Täydellinen. Suomenkielinen nimi Aika-arkku on ehkä tylsin ikinä, enkä olisi uskonut miten upean aarteen se kätkee sisäänsä.

Tässä on juuri sopivassa suhteessa Michael Enden Momoa ja Tuhannen ja yhden yön satuja ja päälle vielä roppakaupalla omia oivaltavia ideoita. Juuri riittävästi moralisoivia satuaineksia, että aikuisempi lukija alkaa pohtia omia elämänvalintojaan. Täydellinen ripaus romantiikkaa, riittävästi juonittelua ja voi veljet mikä määrä verenvuodatust
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Mikko Saari
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A magical story, all about time and how to use it. Would it be a good idea to skip time? In this novel, people have escaped the unpleasant economical situation to time capsules to avoid time passing until times are better – but with everybody in a time capsule, there's actually nobody out there to make the times become better.

Some children are out there, however, and hear a story from an old lady, about a king who wanted to rule the whole world. In order to rule even time, he got one time chest,
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Krisz
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Érdekes és lebilincselő mese – az egyetlen kifogásom, hogy a jelenkori történetet vártam, szerettem, ami teljesen marginális szerepet kapott a könyvben. Talán jobb lett volna lineárisan megírni, mint így, hogy ezzel indítunk, aztán Viola elkezdi a mesét és lényegében az egész kötet ebből áll.
(A Viola névnél szinte bármi jobb lett volna, amúgy.)
Alyssa
May 07, 2019 rated it liked it
What if you could skip all of the rainy days, or Mondays, or February's, or major crises, and preserve the hours of your one precious lifetime for wonderful, worthwhile moments only?

This book did not turn out to be what I thought it was, based on its summary, but it was still a fun read, and I can understand why young adults around the world enjoy it. Be prepared for it to be heavy (i.e., almost entirely) "backstory," versus the contemporary plot line that bookends it, which is somewhat pitched
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Minna
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kuningas, joka tuli vainoharhaiseksi ajasta ja halusi säästää tyttärensä sen ikeeltä. Kuningas, joka valloitti maailman, muttei pystynyt nauttimaan mistään, kun kaikkea oli liikaa ja toisaalta liian vähän. Liika on liikaa ja aikaa ei voi voittaa. On elettävä ja yritettävä nauttia niin myrskystä kuin auringosta.
Bonnie
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: order, 2019
An interesting combination of dystopia and fairy tale. I would have liked a little more depth to the present-day parts. This would be good for a higher middle grade reader who wants something a little more challenging but without older content.
JV Austen
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this - unfortunately I did not. First, I thought it was going to be either a time travel novel or a dystopian novel. Or both. It is instead a mashed-up fairy tale. I'm not a fan of fairy tales.
Nicholas Schimitz
Esse foi o tipo de livro que a gente pega sem saber nada sobre a história e se surpreende até o fim dos tempos.
Que história linda <3 Qualquer coisa que eu fale aqui pode ser um spoiler mas se você tiver a oportunidade de ler essa coisa maravilhosa, apenas leia.
4,7/5
Misha
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: catalog
Interesting and beautifully told story. Really timely; kinda felt like a fairy tale told for the current moment of apathy, frustration, and hopelessness re: politics, economy, climate change. highly recommended for young adults of all ages.
John
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book suffered from poor editing or uneven translation or just poor writing. The story was expressed awkwardly. The sense of time and narration was very uneven. Contemporary characters were not well-developed or memorable. A quick read, but not one worth the time.
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Andri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer, born in Reykjavik on July 14, 1973. An award winning author published in 35 languages. His most recent book is The Casket of Time. Andri has written novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays and he has directed documentary films. His work has been published or performed in more than thirty countries. His novel LoveStar was chosen as “Novel of the year ...more
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