Search Results: "Julie Lawson"


BOOK REVIEW

UNTETHERED by Julie Lawson Timmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Dramatic, yes, but also a thoughtfully written and ultimately uplifting celebration of families that are not bound by blood or by law but by love."
Char Hawthorn is faced with a terrible dilemma when her husband dies, leaving his ex-wife to decide whether or not Char will continue raising her teenage stepdaughter on her own. 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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BEAR ON THE TRAIN by Julie Lawson
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"When the bear lumbers off the train come spring, shuffling into the wild without a look back, all seems quite right with the world. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The story line is simple: A bear gets on a train in late autumn, drawn by the smell of grain in its hoppers, and after a prolonged snack takes a prolonged snooze in the bowels of the hopper as the train crisscrosses the continent until springtime. Read full book review >

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DANGER GAME by Julie Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Expertly told. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Tragedy narrowly misses three troubled teenagers as they help one another in a melodramatic tale from the author of Dragon's Pearl (1993). Read full book review >

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THE KLONDIKE CAT by Julie Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A lengthy historical note includes a synopsis of the actual history of the territory and era addressed in the story. (Picture book 5-9)"
There are many ways to make your fortune, as a boy and his father serendipitously find when they relocate to the Klondike wilderness during the gold rush. Read full book review >

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MRS. SAINT AND THE DEFECTIVES by Julie Lawson Timmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Ultimately, Mrs. Saint turns her neighbor's guilt trip into an uplifting journey to interdependence—one that will leave readers ready to move next door."
A disgraced socialite unwittingly joins a community of "defectives" when she rents a bungalow next to a meddling woman with a French accent and a secret past. Read full book review >

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FIVE DAYS LEFT by Julie Lawson Timmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"The characters are so affecting it's tough to make it to Day 5. An authentic and powerful story."
Timmer's emotional debut about saying goodbye should come with a box of tissues. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON'S PEARL by Julie Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 1993

"A well-told tale, effectively celebrating the benevolent Chinese dragon and set in splendid format. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In her first US publication, Canadian Lawson draws on Chinese motifs for a gentle tale with the cadence and flavor of folklore. Read full book review >

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THINK AGAIN by JonArno Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"An entirely rewarding combination. (Poetry. 9-14)"
More than 40 introspective poems and accompanying illustrations explore the complexity of close relationships. 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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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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WAITING FOR AUGUSTA by Jessica Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A whimsical, heartwarming, multilayered story about finding grace enough to accept the flaws in those we love and courage enough to act from our most deeply held beliefs. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Set in rural Alabama in 1972, this tale follows 11-year-old Benjamin Putter as he struggles to fulfill his father's final wish. Read full book review >