Search Results: "Lawrence Treat"


BOOK REVIEW

YOU'RE THE DETECTIVE by Lawrence Treat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Readers who take it slowly will find the 24 puzzles will provide a full measure of pleasure. (iPad mystery app. 8-12)"
Two dozen puzzles give a little jolt of accomplishment when solved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A ROBBER IN THE HOUSE by Jessica Treat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

In her first collection of ``short-short'' stories, many set in an unnamed provincial city on the edge of a bleak dreamscape, Treat captures moments in the lives of fearful, lovelorn characters whose isolation often seems to threaten them with mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AIR SHOW! by Treat Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2010

"Though thin on plot, this first book from actor and flight instructor Williams is a perfect book for kids who love planes and flying. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Airplane-crazy kids will find new friends in Ellie, who longs to fly stunt planes, and Gill, her know-it-all brother, as they take an exciting flight to the air show in their father's plane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Should attract those interested in gay studies, Orientalism, or Japan, and who have a high tolerance for what Treat terms his 'wilful meanderings' of style."
An intensely personal yet jaggedly polytextual account of the AIDS panic that swept through Japan in the mid 1980s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House by John Whittier Treat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2016

"A compassionate, engrossing novel of life in the early plague years, depicted here with authentic detail and a true heart."
The panicked, formative years of the AIDS epidemic create the dramatic backdrop for this sentimental yet searingly authentic novel. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

IN REAL LIFE by Lawrence Tabak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A lengthy book that's much less than the sum of its pages. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Seth Gordon balances school, family and a girl against his goal of becoming a professional gamer. Read full book review >