Search Results: "Julie Lawson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >