Search Results: "Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton"


BOOK REVIEW

PIRATES DON'T SAY PLEASE! by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"At least he was let out of his room. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In an obvious and clumsy remake of Where the Wild Things Are, a rude young "pirate" is consigned to his room until he learns better manners. 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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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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THE ANGEL OF KNOWLTON PARK by Kate Flora
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2008

"Flora (Stalking Death, 2008, etc.) plots generously and gives her hero a heart as big as his sorely tried temper. But the characters' endlessly expressed opinions could have used pruning."
Det. Sgt. Joe Burgess, of the Portland Police Department, kisses off his summer vacation to catch whoever raped and murdered an unwanted little boy. Read full book review >

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CATTLE KINGDOM by Christopher Knowlton
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2017

"Though without the encompassing narrative fire of a Stegner or McMurtry, a pleasing contribution to the history of the post-Civil War frontier."
History of the boom-and-bust cycles of the cattle industry in the wildest days of the Wild West. Read full book review >

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DEAD OF SPRING  by Sherry  Knowlton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2017

"Using current and recent news stories about fracking and Three Mile Island to make a case for her own causes, Knowlton hangs it all on a middling mystery/thriller/romance with a complex heroine."
A lawyer who yearns for the quiet life proves a magnet for murder. Read full book review >

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The TikiMan and the DragonFly by J. L. Ramirez
Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"A short, original folk tale with a message that young readers will eagerly identify with."
A small dragonfly realizes that size is not what makes someone important in this original folk tale by debut picture-book writer Ramirez. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN'S BIRD by Emily  Fairlie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Fans of the first book will be glad to rejoin this unlikely team of detectives. (Mystery. 8-12)"
In this easy, breezy mystery, Laurie and Bud spend their summer planning a scavenger hunt, discovering a secret room and solving a missing person case. Read full book review >

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DEADLY KIN by Tom Eslick
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"The mystery is ragtag, with shadowy characters passing through like rush-hour traffic. The outdoor adventure sequences, though, are worth the price of admission."
Mysteries sprout from every corner of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Read full book review >

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BOWLING ALLEY BANDIT by Laurie Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Like triumphant Mr. Bing, Keller walks off with a 'Stiffy Stu McShiny' award for this yummy chapter-book series opener. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
A bowling tournament gives the rolling raconteur introduced in the 2003 picture book Arnie the Doughnut fresh scope for wisecracks and wild misadventures. Read full book review >

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WE ARE GROWING! by Laurie Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Amusing, yes. Useful for reading practice, yes, but not necessarily guaranteed to make new readers the 'read-i-est.' (Early reader. 6-8)"
Elephant and Piggie make an appearance to introduce the first in their new series, an egalitarian introduction to superlatives. Read full book review >