Search Results: "Ingrid Law"


BOOK REVIEW

SWITCH by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's a jumble, but one that's made up of feel-good set pieces. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In this second sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning Savvy (2008), the Beaumont family's unusual abilities turn inside out. Steep learning curves and near catastrophes ensue.Read full book review >

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SCUMBLE by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Not as much fun the second time around. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Law tries again—and much too hard—for the fizzy mix of hard-won character development and freewheeling family romp that earned Savvy (2008) a Newbery Honor. Read full book review >

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SAVVY by Ingrid Law
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A film is already in development, and if it lives up to this marvel-laden debut, it'll be well worth seeing. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Mibs can't wait for her 13th birthday, when her special gift, or "savvy," will awaken. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"For baseball fans, Law offers a smooth combination of erudition and his obvious love of the sport."
A former Major League Baseball statistical analyst who now writes for ESPN shatters myths about how to accurately measure a baseball player's ability and then explains modern criteria that offer better results. Read full book review >

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INFECTED BE THE AIR by Janice Law
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 1991

"Cleverly plotted, swiftly paced escapism that holds the reader to the last page and marks a leap forward from the author's Anna Peters series (The Big Payoff, etc.)."
Sturdy, resilient Alice Bertram is struggling, along with teenage children Doug and Julie, to build a normal life after divorcing brilliant, philandering teacher-writer Max. Read full book review >

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BACKFIRE by Janice Law
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 12, 1994

"Nor does the rest of the cast of this easy-to- take page-turner, compounded equally of tabloid headlines and fairy dust."
The police have closed the case of arson that killed wealthy semi-invalid Helena Skane at the Skane family compound outside Washington; they're holding Maria Rivas, the restaurateur Joseph Skane hired to look after his wife. Read full book review >

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A SAFE PLACE TO DIE by Janice Law
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1993

"Anna herself provides the only substance here—but it's not enough to carry the blurry, disjointed plot or its burden of off-the-wall characters."
Washington-based p.i. Read full book review >

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THE LOST DIARIES OF IRIS WEED by Janice Law
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A fascinating look at the inner workings of academia, an intense character study, and a tension-filled plot: Law's best so far."
The latest of Law's elegantly written stories (The Night Bus, 2000, etc.) focuses on Jason ("Lars") Read full book review >

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VOICES by Janice Law
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2003

"More thoughtful than its mystery trappings suggest."
Law (The Lost Diaries of Iris Weed, 2002, etc.) crafts a rather melancholy tale featuring a reporter who learns the truth about her childhood kidnapping. Read full book review >

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CROSS-CHECK by Janice Law
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1997

A ninth challenge for Anna Peters (Backfire, 1994, etc.) and her Washington-based Executive Security, Inc., comes from the professional sports world. Read full book review >

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THE FABULOUS FLYING FANDINIS by Ingrid Slyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Generous good fun, enriched by Slyder's enthusiastic, extraordinarily detailed artwork. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Fabulous Flying Fandinis move in down the street from Bobby. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT BUS by Janice Law
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"A superior performance, inarguably the author's best to date."
We first meet Cath Tolland as an anonymous passenger on the night bus to Florida, traveling in a deep personal fog that eventually lands her in a hospital emergency room. Read full book review >