Search Results: "Laurie Edwards"


BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

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GLEN EDWARDS by Daniel Ford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 1998

"Edwards's own words are skillfully interwoven with Ford's, offering a richly detailed account of postwar aviation—and the infant years of the military-industrial complex. (photos, not seen)"
The fascinating diary of the WWII bomber and postwar test pilot (after whom Edwards Air Force Base was named) placed into context by Ford, a contributing editor at Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine. Read full book review >

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LAURIE TELLS by Linda Lowery
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Thoughtful and carefully wrought, a valuable aid to coping and understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
``It's hard to believe/how happy I used to be....I have places on my body/I don't want anyone to touch./They're mine, only for me,/and it makes me sick/to think he touched me there.'' A sexually abused 11-year-old shares her emotions, remembering how she trusted and loved Dad when she was little, her horror when he first molested her two years ago, her one tentative attempt to tell Mom, who refused to believe her. Read full book review >

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IN THE KINGDOM OF THE SICK by Laurie Edwards
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2013

"A timely call to attention to a global health problem, but with no real solutions in sight."
The story of "where attitudes about chronic illness came from, and where they stand today." Read full book review >

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DEAR DAD, LOVE LAURIE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: March 1, 1989

After Laurie's parents divorce, her mother requires her to write weekly to her father in Missouri; though Laurie chafes under this burden, she writes enough letters in nine months to fill this book. Read full book review >

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UNCLE WALLY'S OLD BROWN SHOE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Save for small groups or one-on-one sharing so readers can linger in this visual wonderland. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wallace, author of The Cat's Pajamas (2010), picks up where he left off, as the cover features a tiger sitting on a bed in splendid, red-and-white striped pajamas. On one foot is the old brown shoe that begins this often surreal but delightful fantastical romp. Read full book review >

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THE CAT'S PAJAMAS by Wallace Edwards
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Though some expressions are more successful than others, it is indeed the cat's pajamas. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
Who hasn't used a phrase like "cool your heels" or "it's a piece of cake"? Read full book review >

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THE EXTINCT FILES by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Read with caution, and warn young dinophiles to do the same. (Picture book. 6-8)"
So you think dinosaurs are extinct? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BAKER'S PORTRAIT by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

Painter Michelin is out of work because people don't care for her candid portraits. Read full book review >

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MONKEY BUSINESS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A great addition to the many books that play on words. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Teachers rejoice: a great new tool for teaching idioms (and encouraging creativity) has arrived. Read full book review >

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SPIDER IN A TREE by Susan Stinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Stinson, whose impeccable research dominates the book, might have had more success presenting her documentation as a biography rather than attempting a fictionalized version of Edwards' life: The one-dimensional characters and excerpts from his writings are no more engaging than required reading in a high school textbook."
Stinson's (Venus of Chalk, 2004, etc.) novel about the life of 18th-century theologian Jonathan Edwards offers readers a heavy-handed dose of old-time religion. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL SELECTIONS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An imaginary zoo that will set readers to chortling. (key to smaller creatures) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gallery of chimerical critters that Darwin himself would be hard put to justify. Read full book review >