Search Results: "Laurie Myers"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME OF THE WITCHES by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Nevertheless, it's a moodily readable take on a story that continues to fascinate. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Myers overlays a melancholy love story on top of the Salem Witch Trials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOGGEE by Anna Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Howard's a nice young man and well-drawn, and the time and place are well-evoked. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Fourteen-year-old Howard Gardner is a hoggee, a boy who drives the mules that pull boats along the Erie Canal in the 1830s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCING WITH DEATH by Amy Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"Suffering succotash! The feisty heroine Myers (Classic at Bay, 2016, etc.) places at the center of this new series has an affinity for food-based alliteration and a knack for discovering secrets. Like so many other cozies harkening back to the past, it supplies plenty of suspects and a surprise ending."
A chef suddenly finds herself acting as a detective in Jazz Age England. Read full book review >

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AS THE WORLD CHURNS by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Fans of the clever, sarcastic, engaging Magdalena will doubtless find this adventure just as rollicking as all her others (Hell Hath No Curry, 2006, etc.), even if they're hard-pressed to find much mystery."
A fast-talking Mennonite innkeeper's latest scheme for publicizing her inn puts her loved ones in danger. Read full book review >