Search Results: "Don Lawson"


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NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"B&w photos; adequate bibliography; long chronology; excellent notes; chart listing hostages taken in the 80's; index. (Nonfiction. YA)"
American citizens have been held hostage in the Middle East at least since 1979, when our embassy in Teheran was seized by a mob; Lawson's history of the US government's response in the 80's makes a sad tale of hypocrisy, incompetence, and corruption. Read full book review >

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AUDREY AND BARBARA by Janet Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Of course. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Audrey wants to go to India. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 2, 1939

"And he has made delightful pen and ink illustrations. (Fantasy/historical fiction. 7-12)"
Hugely entertaining (and enlightening) mouse-eye view of the career of Benjamin Franklin. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS OF THE <i>TITANIC</i> by Julie Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"An exciting and capable introduction to the always-fascinating tale. (Paranormal suspense. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Kevin, the class clown, may be fascinated by the Titanic disaster, but he doesn't expect to go back in time and live through the shipwreck. Read full book review >

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THE TOUGH WINTER by Robert Lawson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1954

"And the reader's reward is Mr. Lawson's matchless description of incident, in words and pictures."
Mr. Lawson's latest animal story takes the characters on The Hill through a humorous if hard three months and still proves he can personalize his animals without being in the least sentimental. Read full book review >

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Giant Killers by Steve Lawson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2015

"A compact, upbeat manual for using Christian inspiration to solve problems."
A spiritual guide to overcoming life's seemingly outsized obstacles. Read full book review >

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MR. TWIGG'S MISTAKE by Robert Lawson
Released: Oct. 8, 1947

"Robert Lawson's line drawings are perfect for such an endearing mole, but readers of his adventures will regret his disappearance into thin air."
Children will chuckle over this and adults groan (particularly if they have battled moles in garden and lawn) — and only Robert Lawson could get away with this many and frequently hilarious story of what happened when young Amory, nicknamed Squirt, fed Bita Vities cereal to his pet mole, nicknamed General DeGaulle because he was leader of the Underground. Read full book review >

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Counteract by Tracy Lawson
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An exuberant start to a promising new YA series about a totalitarian America."
Lawson (Resist, 2012, etc.) mixes true-to-life fears with intimate character portrayals in this conspiracy thriller, her first work of YA fiction. Read full book review >

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A TIGHTLY RAVELED MIND by Diane Lawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Remember how amazed Norman Mailer was after reading George V. Higgins' first novel that a member of 'the fuzz' could write so well? Well, let it likewise be asserted of Lawson: This shrink can really throw it down."
A cunning, elegantly written comedy of manners in the form of a murder mystery in which a psychoanalyst finds her wealthy clientele dropping. Literally. Read full book review >

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MARY POPPINS, SHE WROTE by Valerie Lawson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Lawson ably encompasses the life of this mysterious, many-sided author, from nymph to mother to crone."
Lawson (The Allens Affair, not reviewed) offers an intriguing, surprisingly rich literary life of the fairly obscure Australian author best known for her cheery children's series featuring nanny Mary Poppins. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUS FLIGHT by Robert Lawson
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1949

"And the author's pictures get better and better as the story progresses."
There will be a good deal of pro and con discussion about this story this fall wherever children's book trade people and librarians gather, very much the way there was about Stuart Little. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"While Lawson fails to strike the perfect balance between pathos and punch line, she creates a comic character that readers will engage with in shocked dismay as they gratefully turn the pages."
A mostly funny, irreverent memoir on the foibles of growing up weird. Read full book review >