Search Results: "Joe Lawlor"


BOOK REVIEW

BULLY.COM by Joe Lawlor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Despite the tepid characterizations and some stiff dialogue, a clever mystery. And the tag, in which Jun and Chris take on another case, signals more fun to come. (Mystery. 10-14)"
After being falsely accused of cyberbullying, a seventh-grade computer whiz must find the culprit. Read full book review >

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WHERE WILL THIS SHOE TAKE YOU? by Laurie Lawlor
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Whimsical and informative. (maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Subtitled ``A Walk Through the History of Footwear,'' this is an extensive and sometimes funky history of shoes. Read full book review >

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SUPER WOMEN by Laurie Lawlor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2017

"A handful of new role models, along with light shed on just who made certain significant advances in astronomy, archaeology, biology, medicine, and plate tectonics. (bibliography) (Collective biography. 11-15)"
Inspiring profiles of six 20th-century trailblazers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 2002

"This stands as such a powerfully written offering that the lack of documentation is a crying shame. (appendices, glossary, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The experiences of an impetuous and ambitious American-born Marine serve as a focus for a compelling account of Captain James Cook's last expedition. Read full book review >

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DEAD RECKONING by Laurie Lawlor
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Based as closely as possible on the sometimes-scant historical record, Lawlor's work is full of adventure and lively detail; a solid afterword and author's note continue the story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Most know him as Sir Francis Drake, learned no doubt from sanitized and less absorbing textbooks, but in the late 16th century, he was El Draque: The Dragon. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"And his central argument certainly is au courant—it's the same one used by Daniel Quinn in his Turner Tomorrow Award-winning novel, Ishmael (p. 1308)."
Lawlor, whose professed credentials include ``many years studying the thought forms of ancient civilizations,'' six years of living in grass huts in South India, and some time spent talking with Australian Aborigines and studying their culture, presents a remarkably comprehensive and fascinating account of the Aboriginal world view and its potential usefulness in imagining future directions for our own faltering culture. Read full book review >

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HE WILL GO FEARLESS by Laurie Lawlor
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A worthwhile rite of passage. (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
From snake-oil salesmen to a stormy Platte River crossing, Lawlor's coming-of-age tale creates an authentic sense of place in the aftermath of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE TWO LOVES OF WILL SHAKESPEARE by Laurie Lawlor
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2006

"Weaving a few known facts of Shakespeare's early life with generous swaths of historical color, Lawlor paints a vivid and reckless portrait, ending with the birth of Will and Anne's daughter Susanna and only the tiniest glimmer of what rough magic is to come. (Historical fiction. 14+)"
Lawlor offers a rip-roaring tale about Will Shakespeare as a wild adolescent with a touch of ADD. Read full book review >

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HELEN KELLER by Laurie Lawlor
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Helen Keller was a hero and an icon in her own age as well as in ours: she lost her sight and hearing at 19 months; she was brought into the world of language by a young and fiercely determined teacher; she went to college, supported herself, and published voluminously at a time when women could scarcely do those things at all, let alone as disabled women. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"America's sacred promise of freedom from fear and want could be held out to all. (Picture book/nonfiction. 10-14)"
Fifteen memories of Ellis Island—taken from interviews with immigrants who arrived in the early 1900s—add up to the American dream come true. Read full book review >

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OLD CRUMP by Laurie Lawlor
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2002

"It would be nice to know the true story of these children and the ox, but this tale, like a mirage, is unfortunately not to be trusted. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Old Crump is a faithful ox who carries four children of forty-niners safely through Death Valley and across the mountains into California. Read full book review >

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RACHEL CARSON AND HER BOOK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD by Laurie Lawlor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Ultimately, too many unconnected facts are dropped in to the text to help children understand her life and accomplishments. (source notes) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Silent Spring did indeed change the world, but Rachel Carson's story cannot be folded easily into 32 pages. Read full book review >