Search Results: "Laury A. Egan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OUTCAST ORACLE by Laury A. Egan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Simply delicious fun from start to finish. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this brilliantly written novel, a girl who lives with her con-artist grandfather after her parents have gone wandering hopes to lead a more honest life but must scheme to get by when he dies suddenly. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2017: JENNIFER EGAN
by Rachel Sugar

Manhattan Beach is not the novel Jennifer Egan set out to write, in large part because Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winner, doesn’t write by following plans. “I don’t really know what I’m going to do before I do it,” she tells me over salads—she recommends the arugula, “if you’re in a salad-y mood, it’s very salad-y”—at Olea in her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BURNT TOAST ON DAVENPORT STREET by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Home is where the burnt toast is in this original and zany offering. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Stella and Arthur, a couple of dogs, live on Davenport Street. Read full book review >

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CHESTNUT COVE by Tim Egan
by Tim Egan, illustrated by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"As with his earlier work, Egan demonstrates why he is a rare bird: thoughtful, disarming, charming, and eccentric. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another splendid tale from Egan (Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe, 1994), cautionary but with the accent squarely on the story line. Read full book review >

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ROASTED PEANUTS by Tim Egan
by Tim Egan, illustrated by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: April 3, 2006

"Dead-pan humor with a pitch-perfect aim. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sam and Jackson love to sit and watch baseball at Grant's Field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRIAL OF CARDIGAN JONES by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Not Egan at his best, though this may have some potential as a discussion starter on the idea of 'innocent until proven guilty.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Only hints of the deadpan humor that made Egan's Serious Farm (2003) and other tales so droll come through here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRIDAY NIGHT AT HODGES' CAFE by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"One of the most exceptional and offbeat stories in some time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DODSWORTH IN TOKYO by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"The poetics of restraint could not be better displayed. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Timing is everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PINK REFRIGERATOR by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2007

"Better yet, patent the spirit and inspiration that flow through Egan's story and give everyone a share. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dodsworth isn't exactly a slacker; he just hews closely to the Thoreauvian notion that superfluous wealth can only purchase superfluities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MILE FROM ELLINGTON STATION by Tim Egan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Egan's arch humor and way with allegory couldn't be more finely tuned, even by a sorcerer dog. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The ever-unique Egan (The Blunder of the Rogues, 1999, etc.) is back, and in peachy form, with this comical—believe it—tale of disappointment, mob rule, and rumor mongering. Read full book review >

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THE EXPERIMENTS OF DOCTOR VERMIN by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Like Sylvester, Pearl, Caleb, or, for that matter, Dr. De Soto, Sheldon learns that inner stuff is more important than outer form or size. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Egan (A Mile From Ellington Station, 2001, etc.) ventures onto William Steig territory with an offbeat Halloween tale about a porcine short-order cook discovering the true meaning of courage. Read full book review >

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METROPOLITAN COW by Tim Egan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"A Deco air invests the story with a droll mood and city shadows—the colors are muted, and the wit is urbane. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bennett Gibbon is a lonely bovine, the only calf in his part of town. Read full book review >