Search Results: "Lauren Pirie"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK WATER by David Pirie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Pirie's third Doyle homage (The Night Calls, 2003, etc.) again boasts deft period yarn-spinning and terrific writing."
The creator of Sherlock Holmes does battle with his own Moriarty and unravels an eerie village legend. Read full book review >

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THE PATIENT’S EYES by David Pirie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2002

"Successful as both a mystery and a coming-of-age story, it should have appeal beyond the legion of Holmes fans."
Arthur Conan Doyle is a 19-year-old medical student in Edinburgh when he becomes the surprise protégé of that brilliant doctor and insufferable egotist Joseph Bell. Dr. Bell's arrogance has made him unpopular with both students and colleagues. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT CALLS by David Pirie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"Wonderfully written psychological suspense, all the more tantalizing for its real-life roots."
Arthur Conan Doyle's young adulthood foreshadows the life of his legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes, down to imperilment by a nemesis who might as well be named Moriarty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANA IN THE CITY by Lauren Castillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet story for country-mouse readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child learns to appreciate Nana's urban environs. Read full book review >

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BUT EXCUSE ME THAT IS MY BOOK by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Adding a melancholy but realistic touch to a familiar interchange, there is no sign of a librarian (or other adult) among the shelves of generic books in this natural follow-up to Marc Brown's D.W.'s Library Card (2001) and similar exploratory visits. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charlie and his relentlessly verbal little sister Lola, now licensed TV characters, take a trip to the library in this script-based episode, illustrated with stills from the show done in Child's distinctive photo-and-cartoon collage style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW SMALL PERSON by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"How nice to see a familiar story made new with a family of color and a little brother as hero. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A familiar theme—a big brother feels displaced by a new baby—seems fresh in Child's latest. Read full book review >

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SLIGHTLY INVISIBLE by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Adults will recognize a spot-on portrayal of children's imagination games, while kids will recognize the underwater, outer-space and mountainous territories that their homes become every day through play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Newcomers and devoted fans alike will cheer for clever, likable siblings Charlie and Lola in their newest outing. Read full book review >

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WINTER IS THE WARMEST SEASON by Lauren  Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Prolific illustrator Stringer's first try at text is slight and unexceptional, but the pictures, many on double-page spreads, in gorgeous glowing acrylics on watercolor paper, capture the warmth and vibrancy of her unique premise. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A child rhapsodizes over winter's warmth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TATTERHOOD AND THE HOBGOBLINS by Lauren Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"An attractive presentation of an entertaining, little-known tale that could be a folkloric precursor of Pippi Longstocking. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
Not the English ``Tattercoats'' (a Cinderella variant) but a long tale, from Asbjornsen and Moe, about twin sisters—pretty Isabella and feisty, independent Tatterhood—born after the queen eats not only the flower she's told will bring her a baby, but also the weed growing beside it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW TIME by Lauren Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Lovely, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Autumnal bliss is at the heart of this poetic celebration of yellow foliage. Read full book review >

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I COMPLETELY KNOW ABOUT GUINEA PIGS by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Shame on everyone involved in this borderline-fraudulent endeavor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Where, oh where, is Soren Lorenson? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLARICE BEAN, GUESS WHO’S BABYSITTING? by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Something special. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Child demonstrates that her first Clarice Bean book was no fluke: Here again she produces a hip, brash Clarice, pitch-perfect and heart-winning. Read full book review >