Search Results: "Lawrence Susskind"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2014

"A useful guide with broad applications beyond the world of business."
Susskind (Urban and Environmental Planning/MIT; co-author: Water Diplomacy: A Negotiated Approach to Managing Complex Water Networks, 2012, etc.) outlines six principles which he insists will help negotiators bridge the gap between win-win–based methods and what they will actually need to ensure success. Read full book review >

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Wish by Leslie A. Susskind
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"An approachable concept book for very early beginning readers with word pairs and illustrations sure to inspire grins—and maybe some wishes of their own."
A dandelion seed goes on a journey after being blown by a child's wish in this delightful, simply worded, brightly colored concept book by Susskind (So You Think You Babysit Monsters?. 2013, etc.) and illustrated by Tadić. 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

THIS LITTLE CHICK by John Lawrence
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The rhyme's not a cumulative one, but there's enough repetition to encourage even reticent young listeners to chime in. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Young fans of "Old MacDonald" and similar singalongs will "Moo," "Ribbit," and "Oink" right along with this adventurous chick, who wanders away from Mother Hen to find playmates of different species. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT MIGRATION by Jacob Lawrence
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1993

"A splendid and unique visual evocation of a significant historical movement. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Sixty paintings (tempura on gesso; originals 12'' x 18'', some vertical, some horizontal), done in 1940-41, when this fine artist was in his early 20s. Read full book review >

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P.K. PINKERTON AND THE PISTOL-PACKING WIDOWS by Caroline Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2014

"No disguise can mask P.K. Pinkerton's stout heart and steely resolve in Lawrence's third (and mighty fine) Wild West adventure. (maps) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old half-Lakota "double-orphan" detective P.K. Pinkerton heads to Carson City in the third of the disarming Western Mysteries series. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER PONY by Iain Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A survival story so vivid readers will want to don a warm jacket and have a comforting bowl of soup within reach. (map of explorers' routes, cast of characters, author's note, acknowledgments, about the author) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Lawrence tells the gut-wrenching tale of Englishman Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated trek to the South Pole in the first-pony voice of a white pony named James Pigg who was actually part of the expedition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF ICE by Lawrence Yep
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Readers who enjoy inner conflicts, barbed dialogue, casts replete with supernatural creatures and fantasy epics that don't take themselves too seriously will find it a treat. (afterword, bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The chase after an evil sorcerer who is gathering up the scattered parts of a scarily powerful magical bow continues in this sequel to City of Fire (2009). Read full book review >

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THE KILLER UNDERPANTS by Michael Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Replete with arch innuendo and pants-down misadventures that would make anyone but the irrepressible Jiggy want to crawl into a hole to die of embarrassment, this snappy episode will fly off library shelves on the, er, coattails of Captain Underpants. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Not even his encounter with a spectral Poltergoose (2002) prepares Jiggy McCue—or readers—for his next challenge: underwear with a mind of its own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"What made the two earlier titles so good was their fast pace and Roman setting: this one is marred by events and mindsets that sound a bit too contemporary; still, readers will want to continue the story. (glossary, author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
It's the summer of a.d. 79. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SMUGGLERS by Iain Lawrence
Released: May 1, 1999

"The storytelling is broad but the details are fine: Lawrence has packed his tale full of vivid descriptions that are swarming with historical detail, painting as honest a picture of piracy as readers are likely to encounter. (Fiction. 9-14)"
In this companion to The Wreckers (1998), Lawrence provides more adventures on the high seas. Read full book review >