Search Results: "Laurie Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

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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LEWIS AND CLARK AND ME by Laurie Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Young lovers of history and dog stories will appreciate a volume that provides both. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Lewis and Clark's famous journey began in 1803. Read full book review >

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SURVIVING BRICK JOHNSON by Laurie Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"Brick's apparent unawareness of Alex's angst doesn't quite ring true, but Myers's suggestion that hostilities often hinge on misunderstanding or incidents blown out of proportion is well taken. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Myers (Guinea Pigs Don't Talk, not reviewed, etc.) brings unusual insight to a perennial children's book topic. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE BY NIGHT by Laurie Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"A genuine young hero learns the meaning of friendship, loyalty and freedom in this suspenseful Civil War vignette. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In October 1863, a 10-year-old minister's son in Augusta, Ga., finds himself at a moral crossroads after secretly befriending a wounded Union soldier. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Engaging illustrations in soft gray pencil endow each dog with additional personality, from Abu the hound in Egypt to Mimi the poodle in Paris. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Newbery Medalist Byars and her two daughters join forces for their third collaborative effort using a short-story format. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A great choice for newly independent readers or sharing with groups and a terrific lead-in to Esther Averill's stories about Jenny Linsky. (Animal fantasy. 6-10)"
On the third full moon of the year, the MEOW (Memories Expressed in Our Writing) Society meets so cats from all over the world can get together to share their diaries and those of their ancestors. Read full book review >

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THE SOS FILE by Betsy Byars
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"An excellent package. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Mr. Margo gives his class the opportunity to earn extra credit by writing a personal essay for the "SOS File." Read full book review >

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MY PEN by Christopher Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Poignant, vulnerable, wise. (Picture book. 7-12)"
A boy describes everything his pen can do, from the literal to the metaphorical. Read full book review >

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FLY! by Christopher Myers
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"It is, nevertheless, a beautiful exploration of urban friendship in unexpected places. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A lonely boy discovers a world of friendship on his apartment building's roof. Read full book review >

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WINGS by Christopher Myers
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Ikarus himself. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Myers (Black Cat, 1999, etc.) comes into his own as a children's-book writer, as well as illustrator, with his second solo picture book. Read full book review >

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THE GOLD WATCH by Bernice Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"The happy ending (new job, bike returned) may be less familiar to some children than the hard times, but it's satisfying; the cartoon-style illustrations are lively and expressive. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a pared-down style with the nuances of real experience, a mini-novel: After Joey's Dad loses his job, he pawns his watch. Read full book review >