Search Results: "Lawrence Schimel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WILD BOOK by Juan Villoro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Like comfort food for book lovers. (Magical realism. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old boy discovers the magic of books in this enjoyable yet familiar coming-of-age tale from renowned Mexican author Villoro. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST PERSON QUEER by Richard Labonté
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Whether read in a couple of sittings or savored essay by essay, this is an eye-opening vista on diversity."
Personal nonfiction accounts from every stripe in the rainbow and then some. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TREASURE OF BARRACUDA by Llanos Campos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The theme in this Spanish-to-English import is golden; the vessel, not particularly well-founded. (glossary) (Adventure. 10-12)"
The "map" to a fabled hoard turns out to be at least as much of a treasure as the piles of gold and gems to which it leads in this rumbustious pirate adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S GO SEE PAPÁ! by Lawrence Schimel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"While this is clearly a much-needed story that effectively captures the experience faced by many immigrant families, its themes are relevant to all children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl realizes that moving to the United States to live with her father means leaving familiarity behind. Read full book review >

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LAWRENCE MILLMAN
by Gregory McNamee

In the winter of 1941, nine members of an Inuit community in a remote corner of the Hudson Bay died at the hands of three neighbors, one of whom proclaimed himself to be Jesus Christ returning at the end of days. The victims were presumed to be safe harbors for the devil, and one of the killers, a teenage girl ...


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BOOK REVIEW

STAR SCOUTS by Mike Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"All scouts—and readers—must now raise their right hands and solemnly swear to read this. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)"
An alien abduction goes a long way toward curing Avani's new-kid blues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SACRED CITY by Damian Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2011

"Blending grand-scale storytelling with deeply provocative social and spiritual themes, Lawrence could very well be the next coming of Harry Turtledove."
The second installment of Lawrence's Guardians series—following his debut novel The Guardians of Time (2011)—is equal parts epic science-fiction, time-travel adventure, historical-fiction drama and apocalyptic thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOXIC HEART by Theo Lawrence
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 8, 2014

"An electric, futuristic fantasy with loads of action, heartbreak and one delicious gold-lamé cat suit. (Urban fantasy/science fiction. 14 & up)"
Averting the vindictive intent of a greedy family while longing for the affection of an absent paramour can give a revolutionary girl heartburn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

P.K. PINKERTON & THE PETRIFIED MAN by Caroline Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A warm, wise, wild and woolly second offering in the Western Mysteries series. (1862 maps of the Washoe and Virginia City, glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In this quick-on-the-draw funny follow-up to The Case of the Deadly Desperados (2012), 12-year-old P.K. Pinkerton still roams the seedy streets of Virginia City of 1862…and he's still up to his eyeballs in trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASTAWAYS by Iain Lawrence
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Further sequels are likely. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
The third episode in Lawrence's early-19th-century Convicts series takes Tom Tin and his blind, ever-faithful companion Midgely from the South Seas back to London for another run-in with the quite deceptively named Mr. Goodfellow. Read full book review >