Search Results: "Andrew Larsen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LUCK OF JUDE by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2011

"Purposeful but not preachy. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Violence paradoxically begets friendship in Larsen's simply told chapter-book debut. Read full book review >

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SEE YOU NEXT YEAR by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"Taken as a whole, the book affectionately captures the nostalgic air of vacations past, seashells gathered and summer friends left behind—a great book for the car ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The annual summer vacation reveals familiar patterns and the joy of continuity and tradition. Read full book review >

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IN THE TREE HOUSE by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A melancholy story of changing relationships rather than a celebration of the excitement of a blackout. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A tale reminiscent, but falling short, of John Rocco's 2012 Caldecott honor book, Blackout, depicts a boy longing for time with his big brother. Read full book review >

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DINGUS by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Heartfelt if not groundbreaking. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An 11-year-old boy feels as though everything around him—his best friend, his parents, his world—is changing. And it sucks. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, HOCKEY FANS by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"While hockey fans are the most obvious audience for this book, it depicts a familiar childhood scene. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A hockey superfan can't get to sleep until he tunes his radio to the big game. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO LOVED LIBRARIES by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A useful if uncomplicated way of teaching 'that we can all make a real difference when we choose to give back.' (sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Certainly the world of public libraries would be poorer without the substantial contribution of Andrew Carnegie. Read full book review >

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THE NOT-SO-FARAWAY ADVENTURE by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"This quiet, sweet story is a gift for all—explorers, grandchildren, parents—any who celebrate the gift of discovering the world together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Theo, the warmhearted heroine from The Imaginary Garden (2009), creates an unforgettable adventure for her beloved Poppa's birthday. Read full book review >

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A SQUIGGLY STORY by Andrew Larsen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This book offers a fine mirror for brown boys who aspire to write, but it's also a great pro-literacy story for all children about brown kids who hold reading and writing in high regard. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A positive tale of how a story can emerge organically from an inkling of an idea to an imaginative literary excursion—even at the hands of preliterate kids. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"A lackluster offering, with an abundance of information but little critical distance or depth. (Fifty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The Larsens (Stephen: The Mythic Imagination, 1990; Robin: a Swedenborg scholar), longtime friends and students of Joseph Campbell (1904-87), team up—with Campbell family permission and full access to his papers—to deliver a hefty but hollow biography of the illustrious expositor of world myths. Read full book review >

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LIAR, LIAR by K.J. Larsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Fans of Jennifer Crusie will appreciate Larsen's debut, full of breezy comebacks and characters that come off the page."
A private eye searches for a suspect while her mother tries to find her a man. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A CROOKED MAN by K.J. Larsen
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Light fare, focusing on the heroine's family rather than her burgeoning business or romance, that's more interested in developing her relationships than building suspense."
A private eye's latest case leads her back to her own family of Chicago's finest, giving her a chance to solve the crime while eating her Mama's cooking. Read full book review >

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MANCHU PALACES by Jeanne Larsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An exemplary novelist again makes history a playful parade of personalities, period details, and ordinary people conscripted by the times."
A luminous, self-contained, fluid world in which history, legend, and a religious quest create a portrait of an age—the glittering high noon of the Manchurian empire. Read full book review >