Search Results: "Julie Shaw Lutts"


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THE CURIOUS ALPHABET by Julie Shaw Lutts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"Though it's not specifically aimed at children, even very young viewers will have fun watching all the hurlyburly. (iPad alphabet book. 4-6, adult)"
Stop-motion-style animation sends assemblages of clip art and found objects dancing across old dictionary pages in this hyperkinetic ABC. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Shaw tries to pull off the same trick here as Alan Light did with Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' in The Holy or the Broken (2012), but there's too little weight here to justify the act."
The juxtaposition of two of America's most enduring national anthems. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF HEAVEN by Bob Shaw
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"Hard to swallow, sometimes, with too many implausible gadgets; otherwise, professionally burnished if more than a tad stolid."
Revised edition of a 1969 paperback from the Belfast-born British resident author of Dark Night in Toyland, The Peace Machine, etc. In the 21st century, an unknown enemy has dusted the world's croplands with lethal herbicides. Read full book review >

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RELATIVE DANGER by June Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 13, 2006

"In her maiden voyage, Cealia, whose angst certainly rings true, meets a mystery that will keep you guessing along with her."
A businesswoman arrives in Chicago to attend her granddaughter's graduation, little knowing that she'll need to solve a murder before she can leave town alive. Read full book review >

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NEWORLD PAPERS by KB Shaw
Released: Aug. 10, 2013

"An adventurous tale set in a unique, alien world populated by fascinating creatures, though some of the characters aren't quite as vivacious."
Shaw (AAA Pest Control, 2013, etc.) sets a thoughtful coming-of-age tale on a faraway planet, where terraforming has transformed a small continent into an Earth-like habitat but left vast stretches of wilderness and ocean teeming with life forms. Read full book review >

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DEADLY REUNION by June Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 2011

"Cealie's dithering is a bit annoying, but the killer comes as a surprise."
A mini-class reunion on an Alaskan cruise is a disaster from day one. Read full book review >

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Concrete Evidence by Jeff Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2015

"A simple tale with a hero who's just a regular guy, which makes him all the more likable and exemplary."
An agent in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, searching for missing parolees, fears that the Aryan Brotherhood may be responsible for their disappearances in Shaw's straightforward debut thriller. Read full book review >

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RIVER OF THE SUN by Patricia Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 1992

"Well-balanced, unsentimental, vivid portrayal of the taming of Australia's Wild West."
Rich, compelling adventures set during the Australian Gold Rush in the late 1800's. Read full book review >

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KILLER COUSINS by June Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2009

"Shaw amplifies Cealie's character, but her sophomore case lacks the spark of her debut."
An urgent request to help her cousin catapults Cealie Gunther (Relative Danger, 2006) into a murder case. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL FOR BANDITS by Hannah Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 2011

"Shaw has created a hero in Ralph for all those kids who don't fit in and aren't afraid to be who they are. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Good manners win out over bad in this hysterical spoof. Read full book review >

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UNTIL I SAW THE SEA by Alison Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Well-chosen content; top-notch visuals. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A themed anthology—somehow there haven't been many on this subject for children—of 19 poems, some anonymous or traditional, most by such familiar names as Robert Louis Stevenson, e.e. cummings, Myra Cohn Livingston, and David McCord. Read full book review >